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Foothill College selected to launch 4 year degree program

Not only is Foothill a beautiful college, nestled in the Los Altos foothills (yup, the name is descriptive) but it will give dental students a LOW COST option.
Dental-hygiene baccalaureate (cost:$10,500/year) will begin in fall 2016

Foothill College is officially one of 15 community colleges in the state that, for the first time in California’s history, will offer a four-year baccalaureate program.

A total of 34 colleges up and down the state were in the running to launch four-year degrees under a new bill that allows up to 15 community colleges to offer one baccalaureate degree in select vocational fields, as long as they meet a local workforce demand and don’t compete with or duplicate any programs already offered at University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses.

The chancellor of the California Community Colleges announced his 15 recommended selections to the system’s Board of Governors Tuesday afternoon, which unanimously approved the initial list and will give its final stamp of approval in March after additional review by the Chancellor’s Office, as well as further consultation with the CSU and UC systems.

Foothill’s new four-year degree will be in dental hygiene, and will launch next fall with an annual tuition of approximately $10,500.

by Elena Kadvany / Palo Alto Weekly

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