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PACE (People Accessing Careers and Education) Services is a noncredit program within the Community Colleges of Spokane that provides programs to individuals with cognitive or mental disabilities that lead to barriers to employment and/or college. All programs are designed to increase academic, employability and independent living skills.

PACE has these components:



To participate, our students must...

  • Have a cognitive disability or mental health challenge.
  • Be at least 18 years old (there are a few exceptions to this).

  • Agree to follow the Student Code of Conduct.

  • Attend class and meetings as scheduled.

  • Independently take care of personal care needs including hygiene, toileting and medication.

  • Take either the Building Healthy Relationships or Community Living class within two quarters of enrolling.

  • Complete a mandatory Title IX Safety Training by attending the in-person orientation or completing it online prior to beginning classes. This training must only be done once. Call the office for more information.

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“We are so lucky to have all the amazing services available to our students. Our partnership over the years has been a blessing!  We look forward to many more years collaborating with PACE and SEER to continue to prepare our students for a bright future!”