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Idaho Career Technical Programs

Technical colleges train students for specific careers that do not require bachelor's or other advanced degrees.

Get Technical

Programs at Idaho’s technical colleges can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete, depending on what you are studying.

Regardless of whether you are just graduating from high school or are a working adult looking for further training, career advancement, or a career change, Idaho’s technical colleges can help you get cutting-edge training to land you in an in-demand career.

Just like with traditional academic college programs, you may be eligible to receive federal, state, school-sponsored, or private financial assistance to help cover the costs of training. And just as with college degree programs, you’ll need to start the process by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to help determine your eligibility.

GPA requirements are similar to those at two-year colleges and college entrance exams are generally not required.

For questions, contact a CTE College Transition Coordinator.

Multiple programs are available in these disciplines (though offerings vary by school):

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
(Careers in Food Products and Processing Systems, Plant Systems, Animal Systems, Power, Structural & Technical Systems, Natural Resources Systems, Environmental Service Systems, Agribusiness Systems)

Business & Marketing
(Careers in General Management, Business Information Management, Human Resources Management, Operations Management, Administrative Support, Marketing Management, Professional Sales, Merchandising, Marketing Communications, Marketing Research)

Engineering & Technology
(Careers in Design / Pre-Construction, Engineering and Technology, Network Systems, Information Support and Services, Web and Digital Communications, Programming and Software Development)

Family & Consumer Sciences
(Careers in Early Childhood Development & Services Design, Merchandising, Restaurants And Food/Beverage Services, Lodging, Travel & Tourism, Recreation, Amusements & Attractions)

Health Sciences
(Careers in Therapeutic Services, Diagnostics Services, Health Informatics, Support Services, Biotechnology Research and Development)

Trades and Industry
(Careers in Manufacturing – Production, Manufacturing Production Process Development, Manufacturing – Maintenance, Installation & Repair, Manufacturing – Quality Assurance, Manufacturing – Logistics & Inventory Control, Manufacturing – Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance, Transportation – Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance, Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management, and Regulation, Construction)