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Spokane and the Inland Northwest

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Max Snyder Building (photo)
Spokane feature

Spokane has been featured in a special section of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air magazines.

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View of Mt. Spokane (photo)

Residents of Spokane enjoy a true four-season climate. The area's numerous lakes, streams and mountain ranges offer an almost unlimited number of outdoor recreational choices - both winter and summer. Spokane also lays claim to two phenomenal community sporting events: Bloomsday, a 7-mile road race that attracted more than 26,000 runners, joggers and walkers in May 2005, and Hoopfest, the largest 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament in the world, involving well over 6,100 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 140,000 players and fans on any given year.


With outstanding professional-technical programs, and a strong educational tradition in the liberal arts, Spokane Community College can offers you dozens of intriguing career options that can be accomplished in approximately two years. Plus, we prepare hundreds of students for successful transfer to four-year colleges and universities each year. It's a great place to begin working on your career dreams.

And then there's our campus - and campus life.

View of Spokane Falls (photo)

Culturally, Spokane residents support the Spokane Symphony, plus Interplayers, a professional theater, and the community-based Spokane Civic Theatre. The 12,000-seat Spokane Arena serves as both an entertainment and sports venue, hosting big-name stars like Bob Dylan as well as national athletic events like the 2007 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. A revitalized downtown, plus thriving neighborhood and suburban centers, also offer residents and visitors a wide selection of dining, shopping and entertainment choices. Don't miss Spokane's wide array of ethnic markets.


SCC is unique! For example, name another college campus where you'll find a student-managed nursery/floral shop, The Greenery...the full-service restaurant, Orlando's, which is staffed by students in the college's culinary arts program...a student-operated commercial bakery...an automotive repair center, also staffed by students...and a cosmetology center run by SCC students. And for students who are parents, there's the Bigfoot Child Care Center.

We have excellent instructional facilities as well. A brand-new 65,288-square-foot Science Building opens to students in 2006, and our state-of-the-art Health Science Building features a 36,300-square-foot addition, which was completed in 2001. SCC also is proud of its new Student Services facilities in Building 15, which include a New Admission Center and recently renovated Multicultural and Disability Support Services office areas. Stop by and check them out!

View of Spokane (photo)

Built on the wealth of lumber, mining and the railroads at the turn of the century, Spokane today is a cultural and commercial hub for eastern Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana, and southern Alberta and British Columbia.

With a metropolitan population of 418,000, Spokane is the second-largest city in the state of Washington and serves as a major regional center for health care, banking and transportation.


Get involved. Get active. Meet people. Have fun!

SCC offers a wide selection of extracurricular activities, including concerts, campus special events and multicultural programs. There's something happening almost every day of the week during the school year.

In addition, you can explore a variety of special interests through our many student clubs.

Two recreational facilities - The Lair-Student Center (TV lounge, video arcade, ping pong and pool tables, and bowling alley) and Walter S. Johnson Sports Center (Olympic-size swimming pool, weight room and fitness center, two gyms, indoor and outdoor running tracks, tennis courts and playing fields) - see lots of action. These facilities support both intramural sports and Community Colleges of Spokane's intercollegiate sports program for men and women.

One way or the other, we think there's definitely a place for you at SCC.