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Weber State seeks interior design accreditation

Weber State seeks interior design accreditation



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Weber State University officials are hoping their school will become the second in the state to have an accredited interior design program.

The university will find out in February if it will be recognized by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Utah State University has been accredited since 1992.

Jan Slabaugh, a Weber State professor in the interior design program, says students would be able to get better, higher-paying jobs if the school were accredited.

School officials say the accreditation would also make WSU graduates more competitive in other states where licensing is required. In Utah, no license is required for interior designers.

CIDA officials visited Weber State in late November for a weeklong inspection of its program.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

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