Call 509-279-6033 for a brief overview of PACE Services and schedule a time to meet with a member of our team.
Our College to Career program ran from 2015-2021. Because of a loss in funding, it is not currently available. Contact PACE to see how we can serve you with our other components.
Many students are nervous when they first try something new. We hope you will feel welcome and comfortable once you come into our program and meet our friendly, compassionate staff and start to get to know the rest of the students. Be sure to ask for help if you need it! If you need to schedule an appointment to meet with us before your first day of classes, we are happy to do that following all the COVID restrictions and guidelines.
Be prepared for your classes or other programs. Come with a good attitude, a willingness to learn, and paper and pencil.
PACE is a community college program. Come prepared to learn and to act like an adult. Be responsible for yourself and your behavior. PACE’s goal is to help you prepare for life and employment, so all our components focus on those two things. Treat your classes or other activities like they are your job – be on time, be consistent in your work, and be willing to learn. Also remember that eating in class is not allowed and cell phones should only be used with instructor permission.
State law only allows students to take each class a maximum of three times. If a student hasn’t yet mastered the content in the course, he/she should schedule a meeting with one of our staff members to plan an alternate class.
PACE classes are provided without cost for students; the Board of Trustees granted all PACE students a waiver that covers the cost of the classes.
It does cost to park on campus. We do have limited parking meters available. Please bring change! Quarterly pass purchase information is located online here. You will want to log in as a visitor.
Between Spring and Summer quarters 2022, PACE will move to the main Spokane Community College campus at 1810 N Greene St. The PACE Office will be in Building 1, “Main”, Office B208. Most of our classes will be in Building 1 as well.
Being on the main campus will give students better access to many resources, such as the library, gym, student lounges, pool, bakery, tutoring center, testing center, special events and food pantry. This move will also give PACE access to more spacious classrooms and computer labs.
All students taking PACE or SEER classes must complete a short training, prior to starting classes in the Summer of 2022. The goal is for students to learn information that will promote safety on the main campus. Students may take this training in one of our Open House sessions, or online. Call 509-279-6033 to sign up for the training.
Open Houses are planned for 6/29/2022, SCC Building 6, Room 124 at 2:00 or 6:30 pm for Summer students. (We’ll have an orientation in the Fall too.) We’ll review some policies and procedures, provide required safety training, and go on a tour of our new classrooms.
Note: if you aren’t able to make it, let us know. All students must complete the required safety training prior to attending classes.
All current PACE / SEER students need to complete an Annual Plan. To do this, students (and guardians) meet with an assigned PACE employee. The student will complete a personal wellness assessment and discuss his or her job or school-related goals. The student and the PACE employee will discuss how PACE classes can help the student achieve them and they may also talk about specific course recommendations for the upcoming quarter and the PACE Certificate.
All PACE / SEER students must have an academic or employment goal on file in order to enroll in classes.
Yes. Starting in Summer 2022, all students must take either CLLIF 1 Building Healthy Relationships or CLLIF 3 Community Living in the first quarter after enrolling. Through these classes, students should learn more about how to maintain personal safety through interactions with others.
Students who have successfully completed one of these classes in 2021 or 2022 are exempt from this rule.
Students will not be in a contained space and should not expect to be supervised. Students need to be responsible for themselves at all times. Students should plan to move between buildings on campus as needed; for example, students may want to leave Building 1 to go eat lunch in the Lair cafeteria (Building 6). If students need to contact security, they may call 509-533-3333.
Students who complete (see “Are PACE classes graded?”) 30 classes in six different content areas can earn a PACE certificate. This in-house certificate is a great way to celebrate knowledge learned and a goal accomplished. It is also a way to show a future employer the skills that have been achieved. Meet with a PACE employee to get started on this plan!
PACE classes are graded “complete / not complete.” To complete a class, a student needs to earn more than 80% in the class (over content knowledge, participation, and attendance) and meet all the learning outcomes for the class. The outcomes are available on the course syllabus.
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