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Santa Barbara BS Business perfect fit for Sara Whipple
Courtesy of CI Communication & Marketing
When Sara Whipple thought about going back to school for her bachelor's degree, her first priority was finding the right program that worked for her. Whipple, who works at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) as an academic technology support specialist, wanted a program that worked with her tech background. She needed something that could build off of her associate's degree from the community college. And most importantly, it had to have a flexible schedule.
"I was looking for a program that I could do while working full time," she said. "And something I could do in a reasonable amount of time." Luckily, she didn't have to go very far, Whipple turned to CI's Extended University program at SBCC.
In 2014 she applied as a Business major. "I found out about it when the program first came to SBCC," she said. "It was on campus, and I had taken a lot of the courses just out of interest."
Whipple is one of many Santa Barbara residents who enroll in CI's Extended University undergraduate and graduate degree programs at SBCC. The community college and four-year university partner together to make CI's education regionally accessible. CI also has growing student populations at its Goleta and Thousand Oaks satellite campuses.
Sara Whipple is a Santa Barbara BS Business student.
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