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CSI is one step closer to offering bachelor’s degrees

The College of Southern Idaho campus. The community college in Twin Falls could start offering bachelor’s degrees. File photo.

The College of Southern Idaho’s quest to become the first Idaho community college to offer a bachelor’s degree program received approval June 21 from the Idaho State Board of Education.

The board approved the CSI proposal to offer a bachelor’s of applied science in advanced food technology.

CSI still needs the approval of its accrediting body, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

“That could be a lengthy process,” CSI spokeswoman Kimberlee LaPray said.

Officials hope to start offering the advanced food technology bachelor’s degrees in fall 2019, she said.

CSI also wants to offer a bachelor’s degree program in teacher education but the state board postponed a decision on that until August.

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