CWI Announces Three New Programs

Published: June 26, 2020

College of Western Idaho (CWI) is excited to announce three, new degree programs. Fire Service Management, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Social Work programs will begin in the coming months, adding to the more than 100 programs already offered at the College.

“CWI is committed to contributing to economic growth, strengthening our community, and developing future leaders to serve in the state of Idaho,” says Provost, Denise Aberle-Cannata. “As part of our commitment, we are very excited to announce these new programs at the College.”

Fire Service Management, developed for individuals in the field who want to advance, will cultivate future leaders in the fire and emergency services. CWI’s curriculum is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certified program requirements. Students will have a choice between the Associate of Arts (AA) degree and Basic Technical Certificate (BTC).

The Occupational Therapy Assistant degree provides a holistic and client-centered approach to help improve the quality and functionality of the clients they serve. Upon completion of the two-year program, students will have received the education and skills training necessary for the national certification exam to become a certified and licensed occupational therapy assistant.

The Social Work program helps students develop diversity-competent social work skills while preparing to transfer to a four-year institution. Graduates can work in various fields including healthcare, government organizations, and nonprofit support services.

CWI is proud to add these high-quality programs to the list of options we provide, as we serve more than 30,000 students in our community. To learn more about these programs and apply, visit the Future Students page on

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