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First-year student Xin Xie listens to clinical instructor Evelyn Joyce Bettencourt, right, in the dental hygiene program at Foothill College as she works on student partner Ashley Mork,during class in Los Altos Hills, Calif. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Under a proposed state senate bill by Marty Block (D-San Diego), two-year colleges would be able to offer four-year degree programs. But, only one program would be eligible per school. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)