From Our President
On behalf of the College of Western Idaho (CWI), I would like to welcome you and congratulate you on continuing the educational journey of knowledge and skills development. At CWI, you will find a genuine concern for your learning success and dedication to helping you prosper. From our locally elected Board of Trustees, to our faculty, staff, and your fellow classmates—you will find a close-knit group of people excited about learning.
The decision to pursue education, and to do so at CWI, will bode well for your future and is one that will result in opportunities that may have otherwise been unattainable. Along with being the state’s largest community college, we are celebrating countless graduates who are competing on a national level and successfully entering the workplace with superior skills. In a very short time, we have established the College as a community resource with strong partnerships with local business and industry—offering career opportunities, and with fellow Idaho colleges and universities—providing a seamless transition if you decide to continue your education beyond CWI.
This 2019–2020 catalog provides information on more than 95 degree and certificate programs and hundreds of short-term skills development courses which offer students numerous opportunities to explore. CWI, accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), is a public college supported by your community; we are here to ensure that anyone, regardless of age or current education level, can receive a quality education that is affordable and accessible.
As a new student and future alum of CWI, I invite you to connect with our faculty, staff, and fellow students. Join one of the fantastic clubs or become a student senator. Each CWI campus throughout the Treasure Valley provides a unique blend of educational offerings wrapped in a warm and caring atmosphere. CWI is a place where people from all walks of life are coming together to create friendships and memories to last a lifetime. Whether you are a young high school graduate or a career-changing adult, we are eager to help you Achieve More!
Dr. Bert L. Glandon
President, College of Western Idaho