College, tribe partner to create degree

Boise, Idaho (AP) 8-09

A northern Idaho community college has teamed up with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to create an applied science degree in business leadership and help students further their careers.

Coeur d’Alene Tribe Director of Education Chris Meyer says the program, which took nearly a year to develop, will launch this fall at North Idaho College.

Courses will be offered in Coeur d’Alene, Plummer and online.

Meyers says the tribe wanted to make the degree as convenient as possible for its government and business employees to build on their education and careers.

College officials say the degree program, which was developed with a federal Department of Education grant, will be open to all students.