College of Technology

Contact Us

  • Tom Putnam
  • Region V Transition Coordinator
  • Email:
  • Phone: (208) 282-4663
  • Fax: (208) 282-4641
  • Region 5 CTE Advanced Opportunities
  • ISU College of Technology
  • 921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8380
  • Pocatello, ID. 83209-8380

Career and Technical Education, Advanced Opportunities

Career and Technical Education (CTE), Advanced Opportunities provide high school students with the technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to prepare for high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations.

CTE Dual Credit

  • High school students simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma and a postsecondary degree or certificate
  • Technical Dual Credit is awarded for the successful completion of a course
  • The cost is $65 per credit and fees are paid at the time of registration
  • Eligible to use Fast Forward funding. Find more information on Fast Forward here
  • Students are enrolled as non-degree seeking, early college students


  • High school students document proficiency in skills and competencies in an approved high school professional-technical program
  • Competencies are evaluated for postsecondary transcription at a later date (up to two years)
  • The cost is $10 per credit
  • Not eligible to use Fast Forward funding
  • Student must receive a B- (80%) or better in their class to be eligible for college credit
  • If a student wants to receive college credit, they must complete an application along with a $10 per credit fee
  • Students have up to two years after completing the course to receive college credit
  • For questions on how to transcript credit, please contact Tom Putnam at 282-4663


  • Allows students to earn college credit in high school
  • Significant savings on college costs by earning low-cost credits in high school
  • Eliminates duplication of courses
  • Provides a jump start on college education and may shorten time needed to complete college
  • Introduces basic skill development for specific vocations and careers

Access to CATEMA

Fast Forward Funding

Program Information Sheet PDF


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209