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Degrees and Certificates Offered

Because the first two years of college are spent primarily in meeting general college requirements, a great many options are available to students who plan to complete their freshman and sophomore years at Spokane Falls Community College. The community college degree which offers the most direct route for transfer is the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree.

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Students planning to earn an A.A. degree must meet minimum standards of preparation. Those whose records and test scores indicate a need for additional preparation may be required to complete preliminary work in the college preparatory program. SFCC offers A.A. degree transfer courses for many pre-majors. For assistance contact the SFCC Counseling Center at (509) 533-3525.

A candidate for the Associate of Arts (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:

  • Courses must be chosen from the distribution areas below.
  • At least 5 credits must be W-designated (writing-intensive).
  • At least 5 credits must be D-designated (global/diversity).
  • At least 30 credits must be earned in residence from Spokane Community College or Spokane Falls Community College with at least 15 credits earned in the required distribution areas at the college awarding the degree.
Communication 10 Credits
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning 5 Credits
Humanities 15 Credits
Social Sciences 15 Credits
Mathematics/Science 15 Credits
Health-related/PE/Recreational/ Leisure Activities 5 credits
Approved General Electives 25 credits

It is highly recommended that students meet with a counselor or academic adviser at Spokane Community College or Spokane Falls Community College on a regular basis to be sure that requirements specified in this degree are met. Students should also seek academic advising at the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer early in their educational planning to learn about additional requirements and procedures for admission. Degree requirements may change; for current requirements students should consult a counselor or academic adviser. Prior college-level credits and grade points are transferred for calculating total credits and GPA.

For detailed credit distribution information - consult the CCS Catalog or call the Counseling Center at (509) 533-3525.

The intent of the "D" requirement is to expose the student to racial and cultural perspectives beyond the dominant culture of the United States. These courses can be identified in the quarterly class schedule by a ^D following the course title.

While all ^D designated courses fulfill SFCC and SCC graduation requirements and generally transfer to baccalaureate institutions, they may not fulfill your chosen institution's Diversity or International Studies requirements. Check with the institution you plan to attend to see what they will accept. To assist your schedule planning, qualifying courses are listed.

Anthropology 206 Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology 210 Indians of North America
Art 112 Non-Western Art
Communication Studies 226 Gender Communication
Communication Studies 227 Intercultural Communication
English 247 American Multicultural Literature
English 259 African-American Literature
English 271 World Literature to 1650
English 272 World Literature since 1650
English 278 Women Writers
French 221-223 French IV, V, VI
Japanese 221-223 Japanese IV, V, VI
Spanish 221-223 Spanish IV, V, VI
History 141 History of China
History 142 History of Japan
History 219 Native American History
History 230 Latin American History
History 240 Modern Middle East
Humanities 224 Contemporary Global Cinema
Humanities 225 Independent Film
Humanities 241 The Impact of the Nazi Past
Music 124 History of Jazz
Music 109 World Music
Political Science 125 Introduction to Global Issues
Political Science 205 Islam and the West
Sociology 221 Race and Ethnic Relations
Sociology 230 Sociology of Gender

SFCC offers several transfer degree options:

Select a link below for transfer program or department information. For assistance choosing the pre-major that is right for you, contact an academic counselor or your faculty academic consultant. You may also browse SFCC Career Guides for a list of all programs.

List of Pre-majors

Click on the column header to sort the table by that field.

Accounting Pre-majorAccounting, Economics and Business
Anthropology Pre-majorSocial Science
Art - AFA, CFAFine Arts
Art Pre-majorFine Arts
Biological Science Pre-majorLife Sciences
Business Administration Pre-majorAccounting, Economics and Business
Chemistry Pre-majorPhysical Sciences
ChineseCommunication Arts and Modern Languages
Chiropractic Pre-majorLife Sciences
Communication Studies Pre-majorCommunication Arts and Modern Languages
Computer Science Pre-majorComputer Science
Dental Hygiene Pre-majorLife Sciences
Dentistry Pre-majorLife Sciences
Digital Media ProductionApplied Visual Arts
Drama Pre-major, AFACommunication Arts and Modern Languages
Earth Science Pre-majorPhysical Sciences
Economics Pre-majorAccounting, Economics and Business
Education Pre-major: Mathematics DTAHuman Services (Education, Social Services)
Engineering Pre-majorPhysical Sciences
English Pre-majorEnglish
Foreign Language Pre-majorCommunication Arts and Modern Languages
FrenchCommunication Arts and Modern Languages
Geography Pre-majorSocial Science
Geology Pre-majorPhysical Sciences
Health, P.E. & Recreation Pre-majorPhysical Education
History Pre-majorSocial Science
International Studies Pre-majorSocial Science
JapaneseCommunication Arts and Modern Languages
Journalism Pre-MajorApplied Visual Arts
Law Pre-MajorSocial Science
Mathematics Pre-majorMathematics
Medicine Pre-majorLife Sciences
Nursing Pre-majorLife Sciences
Oceanography Pre-majorPhysical Sciences
Pharmacy Pre-majorLife Sciences
Philosophy Pre-majorPhilosophy
Physics Pre-majorPhysical Sciences
Political Science Pre-majorSocial Science
Psychology Pre-majorSocial Science
Sociology Pre-MajorSocial Science
SpanishCommunication Arts and Modern Languages
Veterinary Medicine Pre-majorLife Sciences