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Take Classes for Fun or Personal Enrichment

If you’re passionate about lifelong learning, CSI's non-credit Personal Enrichment programs are sure to interest you. Explore new hobbies, learn practical skills, sharpen your mind, and build friendships with classmates who share your interests – all while having fun!

CSI offers all community members the opportunity to learn new skills and make new connections. We proudly offer close to 300 Adult Enrichment courses/activities on an annual basis, including educational field trips for adults. 

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Community Education

Community Education provides a showcase of opportunities to broaden your potential and change your life! Learn from expert instructors who are passionate about their subjects. Enjoy experiential, life-long learning in a diverse and inclusive community. 

Our classes represent a wide variety of interests, skills, and viewpoints of the instructors who teach them. Classes are offered in Twin Falls, Burley, Hailey, Gooding and Jerome. Discover how Community Education can spark your potential and unlock a whole new future for you!

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Just for Kids

Youth camps and classes range from STEM to the Arts and everything in between. The CSI Community Education Center aims to connect students to learning outside of the classroom in a variety of innovative ways, tailored to YOUR child's interests.

Whether your child enjoys sports or science, creativity in art class or robotic challenges–we offer programs that will ignite new interests and challenge your student in a fun, safe, and supportive atmosphere.

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Herrett Center for Arts & Science

The Herrett Center is a non-profit museum, planetarium, and observatory. Our purpose is primarily educational, offering programs for elementary and secondary school students, CSI students, and the adult community of south-central Idaho. The Center collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits anthropological artifacts and natural history specimens with an emphasis on the prehistoric Americas.

Catch a show at the Faulkner Planetarium, learn primitive skills like flintknapping and foraging with hands-on workshops, join us for a reptile revue, attend a star party at the Centennial Observatory, or bring the kids to science and crafting workshops — there's a lot to learn at the Herrett Center!

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CSI Recreation Center

The CSI Recreation Center is open to all students and offers community memberships as well. In addition to aerobics and weight training facilities, the CSI Recreation Center offers several courts, drop-in fitness classes and challenge courses.

Check out the outdoor programs offered through the Rec Center. They include: kayaking, swimming, hiking, camping, rock climbing, backpacking, hot springing, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, white water rafting, and open events.

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Fitness for Older Adults

Over 60 and Getting Fit is an award-winning program that emphasizes walking as low-impact cardiovascular movement, streching and resistance training in locations throughout the Magic Valley. It geared to serve older adults with varying levels of functioning abilities.

This is a FREE program sponsored by the CSI in partnership with the Office on Aging, Filer, Buhl, Shoshone, ISDB school districts, and the Jerome, Rupert and Hailey Recreation Departments.

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Audit College Classes

Would you like to take a CSI college course just for personal enrichment? Many courses are available for you to "audit". This means that while you are expected to attend class and regular tuition and fees apply, you will not receive a grade or college credit for the course. Courses vary, and you may or may not be expected to complete assignments and/or take exams.

This can be a satisfying and enriching path of lifelong learning. Seniors 60 years of age or older can contact the Office on Aging on the CSI campus for information about taking courses tuition free.

Events at CSI

Sport events, music, theatre, discussion forums, public lectures by distinguished people... There's a lot going on at CSI!

Events Calendar

Need to earn a GED?

CSI's Student Success Center can help you earn a GED and prepare for college with personalized English, math, and academic skills tutoring. 

Earn Your GED

Looking for a degree?

For traditional college classes that earn college credit toward a degree, check out CSI's Academic Programs or search for a specific class.

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