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Career Technical Education

High school students, you can take technical and skills-based programs that lead to in-demand, high-paying careers -- while you're still in high school!

There are three main ways to take career and technical classes:

  1. Half-day programs on the CSI campus through the UpLink Career Academy
  2. Competency-based credits through SkillStack (formerly Tech Prep)
  3. Dual-credit classes offered entirely at the high school through CSI's Dual Credit program

UpLink is a CSI career-focused academy that enables Junior & Senior high school students to attend CTE classes. Students spend half the day at CSI, morning or afternoon dependent on program, and half the day at their high school meeting graduation requirements. 

Offering over 15 different programs, UpLink is a great way for high school students to get on campus and jumpstart their education and career training.

See Our UpLink Programs & Learn More


SkillStack replaces the program formerly know as Tech Prep and is an opportunity for students to earn college credit for technical courses through high school programs. Credits are competency based. 

Learn More about SkillStack

Technical Classes at High Schools

Some schools offer Technical Dual Credit through courses such as welding, drafting, certified nursing assistant or agriculture. These classes follow all policies and deadlines as academic dual credit classes. See main Dual Credit page for details.

Have a question or need help filling out a UpLink application?
Give us a call, we can help!


Josie Untalan
Early College Coordinator
(208) 732-6891