High School Advanced Opportunities



  • Advanced Opportunities enable students to earn college credits at NO cost or LOW cost while they are still in high school.
  • Advanced Opportunities are a national and state effort which emphasizes collaboration between high schools and Idaho technical colleges.
  • Instructors at both institutions work together to design a seamless education system in which students can move from high school to college without having to repeat courses.
  • Advanced Opportunities prepare students for careers in high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging professions.

Advanced Opportunities Benefits for High School Students

  • Earn college credit in high school
  • Potential to save on college costs by earning free or low cost credits in high school
  • Eliminate duplication of courses
  • Jump-start college education, may shorten time needed to complete college

Who is Eligible for Credit

The student must enroll in a high school class that qualifies for college technical competency credits as identified in an articulation agreement. To be eligible for college credit, the student must:

  • Be a Junior or Senior in high school
  • Complete their personal profile in CATEMA / Skillstack
  • Enroll in the postsecondary class through CATEMA / Skillstack
  • Pass all required skills and exams

Advanced Opportunities Programs and Areas of Study

  • Accounting Technologies
  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive & Diesel Technologies
  • Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing
  • Business Technologies
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Cabinetmaking Technology
  • Certificated Nursing Assistant
  • Childhood Development
  • Computer Aided Design Drafting
  • Computer Networking Technologies
  • Culinary Arts Technology
  • Electronics
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions
  • Horse Management
  • Horticulture
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Technologies
  • Machining Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Office Technologies
  • Photography
  • Practical Nursing
  • Surgical Technology
  • Web Development Technologies
  • Welding Technology

DISCLAIMER: As of August 1st 2015, The State Board of Education policy IIIY changed stating that all high school advanced opportunity credits earned as of the 2015-2016 school year, must be purchased within 2 years from the completion of the course or postsecondary exam (when applicable).

As of March 2016 The State Board of Education policy IIIY changed stating that credits are granted by the post-secondary institution for which the agreement is with and are transcribed at the time the student enrolls at the postsecondary institution.

For all courses taken prior to the 2015-2016 school year, College of Eastern Idaho will honor the prior policy stating all credits earned prior to 2015 must be purchased within 3 years from the time of graduation.

2015 graduates – Your potential college credits expire 5-31-18.

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