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
  • Enroll in the postsecondary class through CATEMA
  • Receive an A or B in the class

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.

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

2014 graduates – Your potential college credits expire 5-31-17

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

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