CSI to offer weekend classes

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The College of Southern Idaho plans to accommodate those students who work full-time jobs with a different class schedule.

The college will be offering weekend classes that could go from Friday until Sunday.

"We thought we would look around and see what other community colleges are doing across the country and there’s many a many that do a weekend college," explained John Hughes, the dean of student success with CSI.

He said these plans are still in its early stages.

While the college tried to do weekend classes a few years ago, it failed to pass in the legislature, he said.

Now, they have a grant to fund these classes.

"Funds will come from that (grant). Other funding will come from the students taking the classes and regular tuition that’s involved with the project," he said.

Some courses they're thinking of offering include liberal arts, welding, teacher education and more.

"We decided to take a look at doing something on Fridays and Saturdays with a plus model, meaning we could do it in a hybrid format or we can do it online, or we can utilize other evening courses. So whatever we can do to accommodate the nontraditional students is what we're trying to do," he said.

The cost will be the same as regular tuition.

The earliest they could offer these weekend classes would be in the summer. If not, then they wold hope to launch in the fall.

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