CWI students say course left them unprepared
The president of the College of Western Idaho says a course offered through the technology program moved students to a second year of study without adequately preparing them.
President Bert Glandon tells the Idaho Statesman the school is considering various options, including refunds.
The college says 12 of the 30 students who enrolled in the Internetworking and Communications Technology program have complained. In September nine of them signed a letter to administrators saying the course didn't prepare them for the next level.
Will Fanning, the school's dean of professional technical education, defended the faculty and says it's possible the students didn't apply themselves.
Mike Brown was one of several students who told the newspaper that lab sessions often couldn't be finished because of equipment problems.