SBCC, CSU Channel Islands Forge Business Degree Partnership
A few quiet classrooms, normally dormant on Saturdays, that sit on the SBCC campus will be the site of a new partnership that aims to provide local residents a chance to get — or finish — their business degrees.
The partnership is between the business school at CSU Channel Islands and SBCC, and the ink had barely dried on the signed agreement when CSUCI President Richard Rush said the school hopes to expand to more programs besides business.
The five-year agreement between the two schools will hold CSU accountable for the academic and administrative portions, while SBCC will provide the facilities. Offered through CSUCI’s Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics, students will be able to work toward a bachelor of science degree in business.
The normally unused classrooms at SBCC are being rented by CSUCI at a cost of $20 an hour, expanding CSUCI’s reach to students, and giving SBCC more opportunities within the already packed business program.