College of Southern Idaho

Introduction

President's Message

Welcome to the College of Southern Idaho, one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the State of Idaho. We are a progressive campus where you will have the opportunity to excel in any endeavor you wish to accomplish. Our students are the most important individuals on our campus. CSI offers you many unique opportunities and services to help you realize your lifelong goals.

CSI is recognized for outstanding faculty, facilities and our student-centered environment. In addition to our excellent programs, we offer many support services to help students succeed: study skills classes, tutoring, learning centers, advising, financial aid, and health services to name a few.

Students can also participate in student government activities, special interest clubs, athletic teams, and fine arts productions. We take great pride in offering innovative and state-of-the-art programs while maintaining an affordable, personalized experience for our students.

We hope you will have an opportunity to take advantage of the many offerings enjoyed by our students outside the classroom. We truly want to make your college experience with us one that will last for a lifetime. CSI is a diverse institution that welcomes and celebrates the rich heritage and varied perspectives of all our students, faculty, and staff. I am certain that your experience with us will be both challenging and fulfilling as you prepare yourself to lead a full, effective life in our changing world.

Dr. Jeff Fox

President

Why CSI

CSI... the Right Price!

The decision of where you choose to go to college, or even if you can afford to go, often comes down to the cost. As you compare the choices, you'll find that CSI is one of the most affordable. For the international student, CSI provides excellent educational opportunities at an affordable cost.

CSI... the Right Size!

You have a lot of choices when it comes to the size of the college you attend. CSI is BIG enough to offer a beautiful campus, great facilities, and lots of activities and services, but is still small enough for you to know you teachers, get involved, and not get lost in the shuffle.

CSI... the Right Place!

Our beautifully landscaped campus encompasses over 350 acres in Twin Falls, Idaho. The College also maintains a 24-hour security patrol that is willing to assist students and staff in need. Our beautiful campus in Twin Falls is surrounded by limitless choices for recreation and fun, from skiing and rafting to shopping and movies. CSI has invested a great deal in our facilities. A majority of our classrooms are equipped with the latest in instructional technology.

CSI... the Right Programs!

CSI provides over 120 degrees for students to choose from. Students can choose majors from business, medical, education, engineering, and so much more.

Financial Responsibility

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Courses

Aquaculture Program

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Aquaculture Program, formally the Fisheries Program, was established primarily to train persons to fill the manpower needs in the commercial fish industry. Students enrolled in this program will be expected to work at the college hatchery and for commercial hatcheries in this area. By working at a variety of facilities, students will build a broad background of experience for future employment. [+]

The Aquaculture Program, formally the Fisheries Program, was established primarily to train persons to fill the manpower needs in the commercial fish industry. Students enrolled in this program will be expected to work at the college hatchery and for commercial hatcheries in this area. By working at a variety of facilities, students will build a broad background of experience for future employment. [-]

Associate Degree of Hospitality Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Hospitality Management Program at the College of Southern Idaho prepares Graduates for Hospitality Industry Success [+]

Hospitality Careers-A World of Opportunities The Hospitality Management Program at the College of Southern Idaho prepares Graduates for Hospitality Industry Success The hospitality industry is experiencing dynamic growth. This expansion of hotels and restaurants throughout the world has increased the demand for qualified, knowledgeable employees who are ready to excel in the world of lodging, food service, tourism, and travel. The Hospitality Management Program at the College of Southern Idaho provides the perfect start for students looking for a competitive edge in the hospitality industry. We believe that the educational experience should include preparation and training for leadership roles and successful careers in the variety of career paths available in today’s rapidly growing and changing hospitality industry. The program includes a foundation of the basic philosophies and skills of the hospitality industry along with real world applications and “hands on” practices. Among the most important attributes of the successful professional in the hospitality industry are customer service, effective communication, creativity, flexibility, the ability to get along with others, and a good work ethic. Our goals in the program are to develop students as critical thinkers, problem solvers, and team players. The Hospitality Management Program at CSI uses materials from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association as well as the Manager First program from the National Restaurant Association. Students who successfully complete these courses earn globally recognized certificates from both associations, in addition to college credits applicable toward an Associates Degree. CSI’s hospitality courses are part of... [-]

Associate of Arts - Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Early Childhood Education/Child Development field is one that provides a wide variety of employment possibilities. Employment includes such areas as child care, preschool teaching, kindergarten and primary school teacher's aide, Head Start family educator, special needs aide and kindergarten and grades one through three classroom teacher. Our children are our future and trained teacher/child care providers help to guarantee bright futures for our children. [+]

The Early Childhood Education/Child Development field is one that provides a wide variety of employment possibilities. Employment includes such areas as child care, preschool teaching, kindergarten and primary school teacher's aide, Head Start family educator, special needs aide and kindergarten and grades one through three classroom teacher. Our children are our future and trained teacher/child care providers help to guarantee bright futures for our children. The Early Childhood Education Program, through a combination of classroom time and hands-on practicum, is designed to develop the skills, competencies, and knowledge necessary to provide quality care and education for young children, both typical and atypical, from infancy through age eight. This program also prepares individuals for assessment for the Child Development Associate Credential granted by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, Washington, D.C. Options available include the Center-based Program for Infants and Toddlers or Preschoolers, Family Day-Care Provider and Home Visitor. [-]

Associate of Arts - General Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Twin Falls

General Business is our largest major in terms of numbers. The general business curriculum covers several areas of business specialty including, accounting, marketing, management, and human resources. The curriculum covers the first two years of study for an AA degree. It is intended for transfer to a four year university program toward a Bachelor in Business Administration. [+]

General Business is our largest major in terms of numbers. The general business curriculum covers several areas of business specialty including, accounting, marketing, management, and human resources. The curriculum covers the first two years of study for an AA degree. It is intended for transfer to a four year university program toward a Bachelor in Business Administration. [-]

Biology-Health Care Program

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

Biology is the study of life. The Biology-Health Care major is appropriate for students with interests in the following fields: Chiropractic Medicine, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Pathology/Audiology, Veterinary Medicine. [+]

Biology is the study of life. The Biology-Health Care major is appropriate for students with interests in the following fields: Chiropractic Medicine, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Pathology/Audiology, Veterinary Medicine. This program of study allows students to develop a strong foundation in biological science and is an entry point for a wide variety of careers. Completion of the program will prepare students to transfer to four year universities and professional programs. Students are encouraged to contact their advisor and future transfer institution for additional information. Sample Career Opportunities: Natural Sciences Managers; Biological Scientists; Life Scientists; Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers. [-]

Associate Degree

Associate Degree of Business Management/Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Business Management/Entrepreneurship Curriculum is a technical program resulting in an Associate of Applied Science. The program provides students with the skills necessary to own and operate their own business or to assume entry level retail managerial positions. [+]

Associate Degree of Business Management/Entrepreneurship The Business Management/Entrepreneurship Curriculum is a technical program resulting in an Associate of Applied Science. The program provides students with the skills necessary to own and operate their own business or to assume entry level retail managerial positions. [-]

Associate Degree of Communication

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Communication Program is a transfer program designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree, and meets the general education requirements of all Idaho public universities. [+]

Associate Degree of Communication The Communication Program is a transfer program designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree, and meets the general education requirements of all Idaho public universities. In order to ensure transferability of coursework, students should coordinate course selection with the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer. The Communication Program provides students with a foundation in human communication emphasizing intercultural communication, mass communication, interpersonal communication, public speaking, argumentation and debate. This foundation is designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to move into the final two years of a Bachelors degree program. Communication majors often find employment in such areas as advertising, broadcasting, marketing, corporate training, education, law, public relations and sales upon completion of a Bachelors degree. [-]

Associate Degree of Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Computer Engineering Program is an academic transfer program that provides students with coursework similar to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at a four-year institution. The program emphasizes math, computer programming, science and general education core requirements. [+]

The Computer Engineering Program is an academic transfer program that provides students with coursework similar to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at a four-year institution. The program emphasizes math, computer programming, science and general education core requirements. Computer engineers design, construct and operate computer systems. They specialize in digital and operating systems, networks, hardware and software. They often team with engineers from other disciplines to incorporate computer systems and controls into a wide range of devices. Completion of the following courses is designed to result in an associate’s degree in engineering and does not meet the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet the requirements for your intended transfer institution. [-]

Associate Degree of Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Computer Science Program is an academic transfer program for students intending to complete a bachelor’s degree in computer science at a four-year university. [+]

The Computer Science Program is an academic transfer program for students intending to complete a bachelor’s degree in computer science at a four-year university. The curriculum emphasizes computer science, mathematics, and general education core courses. Computer scientists work as software engineers for applications, software engineers for systems, researchers, systems analysts, and database administrators. The program is designed to result in an associate’s degree in computer science and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet the requirements for your intended transfer institution. [-]

Associate Degree of Criminal Justice

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The College of Southern Idaho Criminal Justice Program is designed to prepare students to enter the growing field of criminal justice. Students will develop an understanding of criminal psychology, the components justice system, investigative procedures and the community served by the justice system. [+]

Associate Degree of Criminal Justice The College of Southern Idaho Criminal Justice Program is designed to prepare students to enter the growing field of criminal justice. Students will develop an understanding of criminal psychology, the components justice system, investigative procedures and the community served by the justice system. Completion of the program is designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree, and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution. The College of Southern Idaho Correction Specialist concentration within the Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the corrections field or for transfer to an upper-division criminal justice program. The curriculum is designed to expose students to the two major philosophies in corrections, risk prevention and risk control. Completion of the program is designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree, and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution. [-]

Associate Degree of Culinary Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Culinary Arts program is a technical program resulting in an Associate of Applied Science. This program provides culinary and hospitality education designed to prepare students for the many positions in the hospitality industry. [+]

Associate Degree of Culinary Arts The Culinary Arts program is a technical program resulting in an Associate of Applied Science. This program provides culinary and hospitality education designed to prepare students for the many positions in the hospitality industry. Students will gain skills and knowledge in food preparation, nutrition, menu planning, sanitation, equipment operation, inventory control, purchasing, and front-of-the house customer service skills. [-]

Associate Degree of Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Electrical Engineering Program is an academic transfer program for students intending to complete a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at a four-year institution. The curriculum emphasizes math, engineering sciences, natural sciences, and general education coursework. General education core requirements are completed at the transfer institution. [+]

The Electrical Engineering Program is an academic transfer program for students intending to complete a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at a four-year institution. The curriculum emphasizes math, engineering sciences, natural sciences, and general education coursework. General education core requirements are completed at the transfer institution. Electrical engineers work in energy generation and transmission, communications, control systems, circuit design and computers. Electrical engineers are involved in a wide range of projects including research, development, product design, testing, and sales and marketing. Completion of the following courses is designed to result in an associate’s degree in engineering and does not meet the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet the requirements for your intended transfer institution. [-]

Associate Degree of Elementary Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Elementary Education major is designed to introduce students to the teaching profession, to help students earn an Associate of Arts degree, and to assist students as they prepare for transfer to a four-year elementary education program. [+]

Associate Degree of Elementary Education The Elementary Education major is designed to introduce students to the teaching profession, to help students earn an Associate of Arts degree, and to assist students as they prepare for transfer to a four-year elementary education program. Students take courses from the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) general-education core as well as specific program requirements in elementary education. Completion of the program is designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education and meets the general-education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for the student’s intended transfer institution. [-]

Associate Degree of IT Development and Security

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the diverse world of software development and computer security. Students will learn the basics of software development and participate in software development projects. [+]

Associate Degree of IT Development and Security This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the diverse world of software development and computer security. Students will learn the basics of software development and participate in software development projects. Students will also learn the basics of how to secure an organization’s computer systems, and be exposed to both defensive and offensive security techniques. Students will complete a Technical Skills Assessment to demonstrate program competency. Students must complete the first semester of classes in the program and meet with the program advisor before they will be admitted to the program. Program admissions and major changes will be evaluated by faculty the fourth week of October and March. The first two semesters of the program are the required courses for the Computer Support Technical Certificate and students must complete and apply for that Certificate before enrolling in the IT Development & Security courses. [-]

Associate Degree of Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Mechanical Engineering Program is an academic transfer program designed to provide students typical coursework for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Courses in math, physics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences are emphasized. Students finish their general education core requirements at the transfer institution. [+]

The Mechanical Engineering Program is an academic transfer program designed to provide students typical coursework for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Courses in math, physics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences are emphasized. Students finish their general education core requirements at the transfer institution. Mechanical engineers design and develop all types of machines. Many mechanical engineers work in the transportation industry and are involved in the design of aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, trucks, bicycles and propulsion systems. Others are an integral part of the manufacturing industry, designing consumer products and the machinery and processes to produce them. Robotics, power generation and air conditioning are principally mechanical engineering topics. Completion of the following courses is designed to result in an associate’s degree in engineering and does not meet the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet the requirements for your intended transfer institution. [-]

Associate Degree of Secondary Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Secondary Education Program introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for success in teaching secondary education, grades 6-12. [+]

Associate Degree of Secondary Education The Secondary Education Program introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for success in teaching secondary education, grades 6-12. Students take courses from general education core, teacher education core, and a concentration area. The associate of arts degree is designed to prepare students to transfer to a bachelor degree teacher education program in Idaho. [-]

Chemical Engineering Program

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Chemical Engineering Program is an academic transfer program with coursework equivalent to the first two years of the chemical engineering curriculum at the University of Idaho. The program emphasizes math, chemistry, and physics. Students finish the general education core requirements at the transfer institution. [+]

The Chemical Engineering Program is an academic transfer program with coursework equivalent to the first two years of the chemical engineering curriculum at the University of Idaho. The program emphasizes math, chemistry, and physics. Students finish the general education core requirements at the transfer institution. Chemical engineers design processes to change raw materials into economically viable products. Chemical engineers often work in the petroleum, plastics, food, pharmaceutical and environmental industries. Completion of the following courses is designed to result in an associate’s degree in engineering and does not meet the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet the requirements for your intended transfer institution. [-]

Civil Engineering Program

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Civil Engineering Program is an academic transfer program designed to prepare students to finish a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at a four-year college. The course work emphasizes math, natural sciences, physics, engineering sciences and English. Students finish their general education core requirements at the transfer institution. [+]

The Civil Engineering Program is an academic transfer program designed to prepare students to finish a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at a four-year college. The course work emphasizes math, natural sciences, physics, engineering sciences and English. Students finish their general education core requirements at the transfer institution. Civil engineers are involved in the design of transportation infrastructure (roads, bridges, airports, seaports, dams, and rail lines) and water projects (irrigation, drinking water supply systems and sewage and waste management). They also are involved with the design and construction of structures. Civil engineers often work as consultants and for public agencies at the local, state and federal levels. Completion of the following courses is designed to result in an associate’s degree in engineering and does not meet the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet the requirements for your intended transfer institution. [-]

Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts - Agriculture

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The Agriculture Department provides students with a great beginning to a challenging career. The Associate of Arts degree is for academic students who attend CSI for the first two years and plan to continue at a four-year college/university to complete a Bachelor’s degree program later. [+]

The Agriculture Department provides students with a great beginning to a challenging career. The Associate of Arts degree is for academic students who attend CSI for the first two years and plan to continue at a four-year college/university to complete a Bachelor’s degree program later. Sample Career Opportunities: Animal Scientists; Food Scientists and Technologists; Soil and Plant Scientists* *Talk to an advisor for additional career choices [-]

Associate of Arts in Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

Completion of the Economics curriculum is designed to result in an Associate of Arts Degree and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Students can choose a Business Economics option or a Social Science Option. [+]

Completion of the Economics curriculum is designed to result in an Associate of Arts Degree and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Students can choose a Business Economics option or a Social Science Option. Students planning to transfer into a Business Economics program should choose the Business Economics option. Completing the Social Science Economics option will not meet the entrance requirements for most business based economics degrees. Students interested in transferring into a non-business economics program may choose either the Business Economics option or the Social Science Economics option. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor before registering for courses. [-]

Associate of Science

Associate of Science- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

Physics is the study of the fundamental rules of the universe and their application to the world around us. [+]

Physics is the study of the fundamental rules of the universe and their application to the world around us. Students majoring in physics at CSI can obtain an Associate of Science degree, and transfer to four-year institutions to complete their bachelors or other advanced degrees. Due to the fundamental nature of the study of physics, students majoring in physics have virtually unlimited academic and career options. From traditional physics subjects such as Newtonian mechanics, light and matter interactions, astronomy, cosmology, nuclear and condensed matter physics, to chemistry, biology, medicine, and all types of engineering, physicists have successfully pursued careers in such widely varying subjects as finance and sports training. The more you know about the rules of the universe, the more you can do with them. The Key Milestones listed for each semester highlight significant achievements that must be completed in the degree track. [-]

Associate of Science in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Twin Falls

Biology is the study of life. The Biology major is appropriate for students with interests in the following fields: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Cellular/Molecular Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Zoology. [+]

Associate of Science in Biology Biology is the study of life. The Biology major is appropriate for students with interests in the following fields: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Cellular/Molecular Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Zoology. This program of study allows students to develop a strong foundation in biological science and is an entry point for a wide variety of careers. Completion of the program will prepare students to transfer to four year universities and professional programs. Students are encouraged to contact their advisor and future transfer institution for additional information. [-]

Mathematics Program

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Twin Falls

The A.S. degree in Mathematics is an academic transfer program for students intending to complete a bachelor's degree in mathematics. The program is designed to give students a broad exposure to calculus, statistics, discrete math, computer science and linear algebra in order to prepare them to transfer to a four-year institution. [+]

The A.S. degree in Mathematics is an academic transfer program for students intending to complete a bachelor's degree in mathematics. The program is designed to give students a broad exposure to calculus, statistics, discrete math, computer science and linear algebra in order to prepare them to transfer to a four-year institution. Mathematical concepts are employed wherever there are problems that involve quantity, structure, space, or change. Mathematicians generally use deductive reasoning, starting from axioms and definitions, to solve problems from business, industry, other sciences or from within mathematics itself. Although some jobs are open to mathematicians with a bachelor's degree, most require a graduate degree. Mathematicians typically find careers as actuaries, analysts, consultants, educators, programmers, or researchers. The program is designed to result in an associate's degree in mathematics and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet the requirements for your intended transfer institution. [-]

Associate of Applied Science

Associate Degree of Environmental Technology

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Twin Falls

Environmental Technology students will specialize on ways to produce renewable energy in two main categories: Combustion and Electrical. [+]

Environmental Technology students will specialize on ways to produce renewable energy in two main categories: Combustion and Electrical. Combustion fuels include biodiesel, ethanol, bio-gas and hydrogen. The electrical category includes solar, residential wind, geothermal and hydroelectricity. Additionally, students will have training in water: measurement, Law, and Quality. Water is an important aspect of a sustainable environmental stewardship. Why Environmental Technology at CSI? Join the emerging green energy revolution. Green collar jobs are rapidly making their way into the mainstream workforce. Whether you are interested in helping curb our appetite for foreign-produced oil, reducing your carbon footprint, gaining energy independence, or just think the technology is exciting - You are at the right place! The Environmental Technology program provides a broad curriculum in industrial electrical systems, co-generation, water resource management, solar, fuel cells, and the development of a skill set to position someone for a variety of jobs that are anticipated with the emergence of the green collar economy. Special Tools or Skills? The Environmental Technology program does not require students to purchase special tools. The program will employ both lecture and laboratory formats. Hands-on experience is critical for gaining skills necessary to be successful in the industry. A mechanical aptitude is a necessary skill. [-]

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College of Southern Idaho

Address Falls Avenue 315
Twin Falls 83301, United States
Website http://www.csi.edu/
Phone +1 208-732-6221