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. As the College navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, it has introduced new course delivery styles, allowing for added flexibility and choices to meet students' needs.

From our locally elected Board of Trustees to our faculty, staff, and 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 2021–2022 catalog provides information on more than 95 degree and certificate programs and hundreds of short-term skills development courses that 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. Always remember, the College was created from a community-wide passion to create opportunities and choices for affordable, quality education to empower people, careers, and futures! 


Dr. Bert L. Glandon
President, College of Western Idaho