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Pre-Law

If you plan to one day enter law school, our pre-law program is a great first step.

In this program, you’ll complete the general requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university or college at the junior level and continue your pre-law education toward a law degree. Students who enter law school usually hold a four-year degree in political science, communication, history, business or other related area of study.

Whether you’ve set your sights on becoming a lawyer, or your vision includes other career opportunities, Spokane Community College can start you on the path toward your goals.

AA-DTA Program Learning Outcomes

Communication Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Create, organize, present, and adapt effective verbal and nonverbal messages to diverse audiences in diverse contexts
2. Explain the active listening process and the skills necessary  to understand verbal and nonverbal information
3. Demonstrate the ability to critically think: summarize, interpret, and evaluate written discourse 
4. Write clear, well-focused and well-organized papers using documentation
5. Select and integrate textual evidence within academic essays
6. Create expository essays using traditional academic forms and standards
7. Appropriately use college-level language skills, i.e., grammar and punctuation

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Recognize a problem and identify the information required to solve it
2. Develop and apply appropriate algebraic models (e.g. numerical, graphical and symbolic) to obtain a solution to the problem
3. Explain the process of reasoning used to arrive at the solution

Humanities Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate, in writing or verbally, awareness that different contexts and/or world views produce different human creations
2. Identify and explain diverse cultural customs, beliefs, traditions, and lifestyles
3. Identify ideologies, practices and contributions that persons of diverse backgrounds bring to our multicultural world
4. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position

Social Sciences Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Describe the methods used for conducting research within the various disciplines of the social sciences
2. Evaluate the credibility of information regarding topics within the social sciences and differentiate between information derived from empirical sources and information derived from opinion, folklore, and/or emotions
3. Identify the impact of social, cultural, historical, political, geographical, and/or religious factors on behavior
4. Express increased engagement and confidence in the ability to apply course material for the purpose of improving self,  relationships,  community, society, and/or the world

Math and Science Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Select, use, or develop an appropriate model including numerical, graphical, or symbolic representations
2. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position or draw conclusions using appropriate terminology and symbolism
3. Demonstrate laboratory skills including making qualitative and quantitative observations about natural systems
4. Ascertain and critically evaluate the interrelationships within complex systems

Health Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Our students will be able to develop an appreciation of  physical activity as a lifelong pursuit and means to better health.
2. Our students will be able to recognize the physical and mental benefits of increased activity.
3. Our students will be able to examine the effects of nutrition, rest and other lifestyle factors that contribute to better health.
4. Our students will be able to demonstrate motor skill performance of various physical activities.
5. Our students will be able to define the various health components of fitness and determine the lifestyle factors for development of physical fitness and training strategies.
6. Our students will be able to identify common health and fitness myths and trends involved with the evolving nature of physical education. 
7. Our students will be able to utilize physical activity as a tool to manage stress.

Associate in Arts (AA) is the community college degree designed to transfer to most bachelor's of arts degrees at all public and many private Washington four-year institutions. A candidate for the AA-DTA degree must complete 90 quarter credits in academic courses numbered 100 and above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and meet specific distribution requirements.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Prepare for College-level Math

Math placement is required for this program. If your math placement is below MATH& 146, you’ll need to take the following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into:
AE 48 → MATH 87 → MATH 88 → MATH& 146

Prepare for College-level English

English placement is required for this program. If your English placement is below ENGL& 101, you’ll need to take following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into:
AE 36 → AE 46 and 47 (taken together) → AE 67 → ENGL 99 → ENGL& 101 → ENGL& 102

Plan Your Courses

Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.

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Total Program Credits: 93


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS& 101
Introduction to Business  
5
ENGL&101
English Composition I  
5
GUID 102
Strategies for Success  
3
MATH&146
Introduction to Statistics  
5
Total Credits
 
18

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL&102
Composition II  
5
ENGL&111
Introduction to Literature  
5
 
Lab Science Electives   1
5
Total Credits
 
15
Lab Science Electives: Choose 5 credits Lab Science Electives: Choose 5 credits  
ASTR&101
Intro to Astronomy  
5
ENVS&101
Intro to Env Science  
5
GEOL&101
Intro Physical Geology  
5
PHYS 101
General Physics  
5

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
FILM 141
Introduction to Film  
5
HIST&137
US History 2  
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
 
Foreign Language 1 Electives   2
5
 
Science 1 Electives   3
5
 
Social Science Electives   8
5
Total Credits
 
15
Foreign Language 1 Electives: Choose 5 credits Foreign Language 1 Electives: Choose 5 credits  
ASL& 121
Am Sign Language I  
5
FRCH&121
French I  
5
SPAN&121
Spanish I  
5

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST&220
Public Speaking  
5
 
Foreign Language 2 Electives   4
5
 
Health/PE Group A Electives   5
3
 
Health/PE Group B Electives   6
2
Total Credits
 
15
Foreign Language 2 Electives: Choose 5 credits Foreign Language 2 Electives: Choose 5 credits  
ASL& 122
Am Sign Language II  
5
FRCH&122
French II  
5
SPAN&122
Spanish II  
5

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
 
Any elective course  
5
 
Foreign Language 3 Electives   7
5
 
Science 2 Electives   3
5
Total Credits
 
15
Foreign Language 3 Electives: Choose 5 credits Foreign Language 3 Electives: Choose 5 credits  
ASL& 123
Am Sign Language III  
5
FRCH&123
French III  
5
SPAN&123
Spanish III  
5
1 Recommended: ASTR& 101, ENVS& 101, GEOL& 101, PHYS 100, or any other lab science
2 SPAN, FREN, or ASL & 121 if you haven’t completed two years of foreign language in high school OR another course from the Social Sciences Distribution list
3 Recommended: Any ASTR, ENVS, GEOL, PHYS, NUTRI, or OCEA in a subject you haven’t already taken. Can be lab or non-lab.
4 SPAN, FREN, or ASL & 122 if you haven’t completed two years of foreign language in high school OR Diversity course
5 Any three-credit course from Health/PE Group A
6 Any two-credit activity course from Group B
7 SPAN, FREN, or ASL& 123 if you haven’t completed two years of foreign language in high school OR any elective
8 Recommended: ECON, or POLS or any other course student is interested in

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Military Tuition Assistance Program
Tuition
$ 9,428
$ 11,540
$ 21,353
$ 7,378
Books
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
Course Fees
$ 94
$ 94
$ 94
$ 94
Institutional Fees
$ 672
$ 672
$ 672
$ 672
Total Costs
$ 10,344
$ 12,456
$ 22,268
$ 8,293

Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

The Spokane Community College nursing program meets the requirements for licensure in Washington State. The nursing program has not made a determination that the curriculum meets the requirements for licensure in any other state/jurisdiction. Please check with the state/jurisdiction where you hope to be licensed. 

Licensure Requirements by State (Resource is from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing):

To easily find professional nursing licensure requirements (RN, PN, and APRN programs), please click on the button below and select the states/jurisdictions where you want to know their professional licensure requirements.

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