WHAT ARE 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
- 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
- Graphic Design
- Health Professions
- Horse Management
- Information Technology
- Legal Technologies
- Machining Technology
- Medical Assistant
- Office Technologies
- 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
Advanced Opportunities Office
Region 6 Transition Coordinator
Building #3 Room 334
Fax (208) 524-3007