Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) is part of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
The college, also known as The Falls, opened in 1967 in west Spokane, south of Riverside State Park, on a 113-acre (0.46 km2) campus.
SFCC offers programs for students seeking an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, with some 60 percent of SFCC students transferring to four-year institutions. SFCC also offers many one-of-a-kind career-technical degree and certificate programs, including orthotic/prosthetic technician, hearing instrument specialist, physical therapist assistant and, starting fall quarter 2011, occupational therapy assistant. SFCC also is considered a center of visual and performing arts, with highly regarded programs in drama, music, fine art, photography and graphic design.
The campus has a close working relationship with the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, a higher education facility for students from Japan studying in the U.S.
The college publishes The Communicator, a bi-weekly student newspaper, as well as Communicator Online. The latter was a 2009 Associated Collegiate Press Online Pacemaker winner and has placed among the top ten two-year college newspapers in North America in the last four years.
Interim president: Pam Praeger
Headcount (fall 2009): 5,954
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