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Career Technical Education

Career and Technical Education includes technical and skills-based programs that lead to in-demand, high-paying careers. With a growing need for people trained in CTE fields, the State Board of Education and the College of Southern Idaho offer several ways to access college credit in high school.

On-campus Technical Classes

UpLink is an on-campus program allowing students in the area to attend CSI technical program classes. Participating seniors should plan to be at the CSI campus for half the school day and can graduate with a Basic Technical Certificate in some technical programs.

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Health Science and Human Services also offers technical training with multiple certification levels. Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Pharmacy Technician, and Central Sterile Processing are examples of courses offering a basic technical certification. Contact Abigail Jerome for more information about Health Sciences.

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.

Skill Stack

This statewide program allows students in pathway programs the opportunity to earn college credit. Students are not required to register or apply to begin but are automatically in the system when they take eligible capstone courses. Students must complete a list of competencies, take and pass the state-provided Technical Skills Assessment (TSA) and a Postsecondary Skills Assessment (PSA) during the spring of their senior year. They are then eligible to transcribe credit once they are enrolled at one of the 6 technical colleges in the state.

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Melissa Chantry
CTE Early College Coordinator

CTE Early College Coordinator