Life at the Community Colleges of Spokane

Founded in 1963, the Community Colleges of Spokane is a dynamic community college district serving some 38,600 students a year, spread across a 12,300-square-mile service district in Eastern Washington. To develop human potential through quality, relevant and affordable learning opportunities that result in improved social and economic well-being for our students and our state. Community Colleges of Spokane transforms lives and uplifts humanity, inspiring students to lead communities, build the nation and enrich the world. 

Start at Spokane...

Ranked one of the safest cities in the U.S., Spokane has so much to offer not far from campus. Whitewater rafting, snowboarding and skiing, biking the historic Centennial Trail, hiking through five nature preserves or camping at one of the area’s 76 lakes are just a few options. Discover the city’s great shopping and a fun nightlife filled with great restaurants, live music, theatre and art.


...Go Anywhere

Graduates of American Honors have unlimited options for where they’ll go next. Our network of four-year colleges and universities extends from coast to coast, including institutions such as Whitworth University, Ohio State University, and University of Puget Sound. American Honors program graduates have been accepted at Stanford University, University of Washington, Georgetown University and many other top-tier schools. Learn how the transfer process works through American Honors.

Student Clubs & Organizations

In addition to the American Honors co-curricular and professional development activities, Community Colleges of Spokane offers more than 40 student groups to choose. Whether you’re interested in the International Club, Gamers Guild, the National Society of Leadership & Success or Outdoor Sports Club, you’ll find lots of ways to have fun and socialize with new friends.


Starting your college career close to home doesn’t mean that living at home is your only option. At CCS, both domestic and international applicants have housing options close to campus.

Residence Hall. Live in a secure, fully-furnished apartment-style residence hall with students from around the world. Each apartment has a kitchen, living room, bathroom and separate living quarters.

Homestay. Live with an American family and enjoy a fully-furnished private room with daily meals and transportation to campus.

Apartment. There are many apartment options near campus. Students arrange for apartment housing independently. We recommend that international students first stay in a homestay or residence hall prior to living in apartments.

Academic Pathways & Courses

The following presents an example of the coursework you might take as you pursue an Associate’s Degree through American Honors. Most American Honors programs require that 40% of your credits come from Honors courses.

Individual student curricula will vary based on their intended degree path. For example, if you are interested in the health sciences you would take Biology courses instead of Physics courses to satisfy your science requirements.

Example class schedule

Year 1

2 English

2 Math

2 Science

1 Social Science

1 Honors Leadership Seminar

1 Elective

Year 2

2 Science

2 Social Science

1 English

1 History

1 Honors Transfer Seminar

1 Honors Capstone

1 Elective

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American Honors takes a holistic approach to admissions, which means that we take into account both the competitive and compelling attributes of students to determine if they would be a good fit for the program.

Speak to an admissions officer: 509-228-8022

There is no fee to apply to American Honors.
For details on deadlines, tuition and fees, and application requirements please view the Admissions Details.

Admissions Details 


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