Allied Health Sciences

Programs of Study

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Spokane Falls Community College offers a two-year program to prepare hearing instrument specialists for immediate employment in hearing health care establishments. After successful completion of the program, all state educational requirements (Washington State Department of Health) will have been satisfied as a duly authorized "Hearing Instrument Fitter/Dispenser." Hearing instrument specialists find a variety of professional experiences available to them, including independent contracted employment, professional consulting establishment ownership and technical support of related professions.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

SFCC offers a two-year program which includes study in anatomy and physiology, social science, occupation-based therapy courses and practical clinical experience in area health care facilities affiliated with the college. The technical courses for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program are not designed to transfer to four-year schools. Occupational therapy assistant duties include: a) designing therapeutic activity based treatments that are within the plan of care proposed by the occupational therapist b) evaluating and training patients to use adaptive equipment that will make life easier; c) assisting the occupational therapist with data collection for evaluation purposes; and d) keeping records and reporting to the occupational therapist on the patient's progress.

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Orthotics & Prosthetics

The primary objective is to train technicians knowledgeable in general laboratory procedures, woodworking, metal, leather, plastic and plaster to assemble components with the skill that the profession requires. Orthotics-prosthetics is one of today’s rapidly growing health-related professions. There are many job opportunities in hospitals and private facilitates locally, across the country and in foreign countries. A certificate is awarded at the completion of the orthotics program and at the completion of the prosthetics program. An A.A.S. degree in orthotics-prosthetics technician is granted to students who successfully complete both programs.

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Physical Therapist Assistant

SFCC offers a two-year program to prepare physical therapist assistants for immediate employment in physical therapy facilities. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, but is not designed to transfer to four-year schools. Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of a physical therapist. Physical therapy practitioners work with the entire spectrum of the patient population and are employed in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals and medical centers, rehabilitation centers, pediatric facilities or schools systems, private physical therapy clinics, home health care agencies, convalescent centers and extended care facilities.

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Contact information is listed below. Select the email link to send an email. For general program information, contact the administrative assistant. The globe icon Globe Icon identifies faculty web sites. Click the globe to visit the site.

Web Faculty/Staff Phone Office Email
  Aley, Lynn; Instructor (509) 279-6094 27-358 Lynn.Aley@sfcc.spokane.edu
MMT and Goniometry Anderson, Sunny; Instructor (509) 279-6094 27-358 Sunny.Anderson@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Anzalone, Leann; Instructor (509) 279-6094 27-358 Leann.Anzalone@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Baslington, Trish (509) 533-4127 19-103 Trish.Baslington@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Battan, Clark; Instructor (509) 279-6094 27-358 Clark.Battan@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Bibo, Julie; Instructor (509) 533-279-6242 27-151D Julie.Bibo@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Burt, Tamara; Instructor (509) 279-6083 27-350 Tamara.Burt@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Butterfield, Melissa; Instructional Tech II (509) 533-4326 19-219E Melissa.Butterfield@sfcc.spokane.edu
PTA Courses Lab Videos Pediatric Videos Cole, Marie; Instructor (509) 279-6224 27-351 Marie.Cole@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Compton, Renee; Instructor (509) 279-6245 27-353 Renee.Compton@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Fryett, Echo; Instructor (509) 533-3523 27-358 Echo.Fryett@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Gauper, Carol; Instructor (509) 279-6077 27-350 Carol.Gauper@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Guthrie, Megan; PTA Instructional Technician (509) 279-6242 19-151C Megan.Guthrie@sfcc.spokane.edu
Hearing Instrument Specialist Hammers, Chantal; Instructor (509) 533-3258 19-218C Chantal.Hammers@sfcc.spokane.edu
Orthotics-Prosthetics Technician Program Hewey, Bernard; Instructor (Department Chair) (509) 533-3733 19-104K Bernard.Hewey@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Johnson III, John; Instructor (509) 533-3431 19-218E John.Johnson@sfcc.spokane.edu
  McPhee, Dana; Instructor (509) 279-6094 27-358 Dana.McPhee@sfcc.spokane.edu
Faculty Website Miller, Margaret; Instructor (509) 279-6094 27-358 Margaret.Miller@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Miller, Meaghan; O&P Instructional Technician (509) 533-3732 19-104 Meaghan.Miller@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Odren, Donelle; Instructor (509) 279-6249 27-347 Donelle.Odren@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Strong, Tracy (509) 279-6728 27-358 Tracy.Strong@sfcc.spokane.edu
Transliteration I ASL II (ASL& 122) Transliteration I Throop, Judith; Instructor Interpreter Training Program (509) 533-3596 19-218A Judith.Throop@sfcc.spokane.edu
Faculty Website Volkmann, Natasha; Instructor (509) 533-6094 27-358 Natasha.Volkmann@spokanefalls.edu
  Williams, Lori (509) 533-3531 30-247 Lori.Williams@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Wilson, Karen (509) 279-6242 27-151C Karen.Wilson@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Wright, Carolyn; Staff (509) 279-6225 27-355 Carolyn.Wright@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Wright, Clay; Instructor (Program Director) (509) 533-3732 19-104K Clay.Wright@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Wu, Chaz (509) 533-3288 019-0106 Chaz.Wu@sfcc.spokane.edu
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PTA = Physical Therapist Assistant, HIS = Hearing Instrument Specialist, O&P = Orthotics & Prosthetics

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