LeRoy Craig Jerome Center



LeRoy Craig Jerome Center

An estimated 20,000 square foot educational facility located in downtown Jerome designed to meet the needs of the community, students, and industry partners. The center will be home to a health professions academy, traditional classrooms, and industrial training space including support for food processing and other regional employment and training needs. The new Jerome Center is aimed to provide hands-on learning opportunities in industry comparable instructional spaces, all in one centralized location.

Centrally Located

in Downtown Jerome on the corner of 3rd & Lincoln

20,000 Square Feet



Health Science Programs

  • 96% placement rate
  • 1:15 student teacher ratio
Medical Assistant
  • 100% placement rate
  • 1:14 student teacher ratio
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Industrial Training & Apprenticeship

  • Meat cutting and processing
  • Machine operation and maintenance
  • Automation and controls
  • Custom and short-term training for industry partners
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  • Adult education services
  • Evening and summer classes
  • Partnership with CSI Workforce Training program
  • Bilingual Staff

Facility Naming Opportunities

The LeRoy Craig Jerome Center is the future of the College of Southern Idaho and we need your help. Don’t pass up this unique opportunity to be an integral part of the College of Southern Idaho. Leave your lasting legacy by funding one of the following opportunities in your name or that of someone special with a gift payable over four years.
Naming OpportunitiesCost
1Conference RoomPENDING
3Student Lounge$65,000
4Meeting Room$135,000
5General Classroom$90,000
6General ClassroomFUNDED
7General ClassroomFUNDED
8ABE Classroom$90,000
9Health Occupations Classroom / Lab$120,000
10Science Classroom / Lab$200,000
11Science Classroom / Lab$200,000
12Industrial Training Lab
Industry & Construction
13Industrial Training Lab
Food Processing & Meat Cutting
14Exterior Patio$150,000

Health Science Programs


The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course prepares students to provide hands on personal care in numerous settings, such as a hospital, long-term care, assisted living, and home health or hospice. The course meets the Federal and Idaho State requirements for the training of CNAs. The class consists of 88 hours of classroom/lab and 32 hours of clinical experience led by an RN instructor. Upon successful completion of the course, students are qualified to take the skills and written exam which will place them on the Idaho CNA registry.

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant Program prepares graduates to assist health care providers in outpatient settings performing administrative and/or clinical tasks. Medical Assistants are multi-skilled, allied health care workers who perform a variety of skills assisting health care providers with patient care. They assist with clerical duties, referrals, insurance billing and coding, minor in-office procedures; perform phlebotomy with lab tests, EKG’s, as well as many other administrative and clinical tasks.

Career Information

  • Medical Assistant: $37,190 - $48,170
  • Nursing Assistant: $30,310 - $44,240

Available Degrees

  • Medical Assistant, Intermediate Technical Certificate
  • Certified Nursing Assistant, Base Technical Certificate

Career data and salary information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021).


Food Processing Technology

The Food Processing Technology Program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to obtain employment in the food processing industry. First year students will learn sanitation, basic food processing equipment, Hazard Analyses Critical Control Point, Good Manufacturing Practices, Lean production concepts, safety controls and instrumentation. 

Second year students can select one of three options. Students interested in controls or automation will select classes in PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), electronics, automation, and robotics. Students interested in quality assurance and quality control will select classes in GLP (good laboratory practices), internal and external auditing of food plants, and advanced HACCP concepts.

Career Information

  • Food Scientists and Technologists, Production Supervisors, Quality Control/Assurance Technicians, Sanitation Technician/Manager, Food Safety Manager/Auditor, Maintenance Technician, Controls Technician, Food Processing Equipment Operator - $35,430-$47,700

Available Degrees

  • Basic Technical Certificate
  • Intermediate Technical Certificate
  • Concentrations:
    • Controls, Associate of Applied Science
    • Operations, Associate of Applied Science
    • Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Associate of Applied Science

Career data and salary information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021).