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Basic studies programs provide for the employment and pre-college educational needs of adults 19 years or older regardless of previous educational background or ability. Courses are individualized to better serve the special needs of each student. All courses are offered on a continuous enrollment basis.

Basic Computer Skills

Instruction may be basic or review depending upon student needs in the following areas:

Developmental Education

View English and Mathematics Developmental Courses on the Developmental Education page.


General Studies, while not a degree program, provide courses designed to enrich any student's course of study while at Spokane Falls Community College. Many courses address practical skills or interpersonal skills useful in any occupation.

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Class Credits
GENST 101Success in Math and Placement 2.0
GENST 104The Internet and the Art of Research 1.0-3.0
GENST 105Portfolio Development 1.0-5.0
GENST 106College Success 2.0-3.0
GENST 107First Year Introduction 1.0
GENST 108Learning for the 21st Century 5.0
GENST 109Applied Critical Thinking 3.0
GENST 111Gateway to College 2.0
GENST 112Introduction to Online Learning 1.0
GENST 114Thriving In College 2.0
GENST 154Introduction to Service Learning 2.0-5.0
GENST 203Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio Development 1.0
GENST 280Honors Seminar I 1.0
GENST 281Honors Seminar II 1.0
GENST 282Honors Seminar III 1.0
GENST 283Honors Seminar IV 1.0
GENST 291Educational Tour 1.0-5.0
GENST 292Educational Tour 1.0-5.0
GENST 293Educational Tour 1.0-5.0
All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

GUID 100 - College Orientation (1-2 cr)

This course is designed to assist the incoming student make the transition to college life. It will provide a number of tools necessary to succeed in college - resources, processes and procedures, career exploration and information, assertiveness training and college survival skills - as well as explain the many services and activities open to all students.

GUID 101 - Career Planning (2-5 cr)

This course incorporates aptitude, interest, personality and motivational surveys with classroom activities to promote self-awareness. Analysis of the organization of the working world and use of research materials is combined with decision-making skills to aid the student in the selection of a career. Course content will vary depending on the number of credits chosen.


Students taking on responsibilities in Student Government are provided with opportunities to learn real-world skills in leadership. Check out the Student Government web site!

GOVT 161 - VICA Seminar (1 cr)

Conference course for students in the VICA program or similar groups; leadership and organization structure in student activities; applying for and holding a job, employee-employer relations; personal achievement; and the challenge of leadership.

GOVT 191, GOVT 192, GOVT 193 - Student Senate (1 cr)

The responsibilities of the decision-making process of student government with emphasis on human relations, group interaction, developing the human potential of the individual and improving communication skills and decision-making abilities. Open to all students interested in the student government process.

GOVT 195, GOVT 196, GOVT 197 - Activities Board (1 cr)

Responsibilities of program management through representative student government; emphasis on program development for the college, group interaction, communication skills and decision-making abilities. For members of student clubs and organizations and students interested in program development and scheduling management.


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