College of Technology

Contact Us

  • Tom Putnam
  • Region V Tech Prep Coordinator
  • Email: putntho2@isu.edu
  • Phone: (208) 282-4663
  • Fax: (208) 282-4641
  • Marcy Kestner
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Email: kestmarc@isu.edu
  • Phone: (208) 282-5410
  • Region 5 Tech Prep
  • ISU College of Technology
  • 921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8380
  • Pocatello, ID. 83209-8380

Tech Prep

What is Tech Prep?

  • Tech Prep is a national and state effort which emphasizes collaboration between high school and Idaho technical colleges while preparing students for entry into the workforce
  • Tech Prep allows students to earn college credit at a significantly reduced cost while they are still in high school
  • In a Tech Prep program, high school and college instructors work together to design a seamless education system, allowing Tech Prep students to move from high school to college without having to repeat courses
  • Tech Prep prepares students for high-growth and high-demand careers, with the skills necessary to meet the needs of industry

Benefits of Tech Prep

  • Provides an opportunity to earn college credits at a reduced rate while in high school
  • Eliminates duplication of courses
  • Allows high school students to get a jump start on their college education
  • Increases skill development and exposes students to high-growth, rewarding career opportunities
  • Up to 8 transcripted Tech Prep credits can be used toward academic elective requirements at Idaho State University

Enrolling in Tech Prep

  • Idaho high school students who are enrolled in approved professional-technical (vocational) classes are able to participate in Tech Prep
  • There is no cost for enrollment in Tech Prep. If a student wants to receive college credit after completing the approved class, there is a $15 per credit transcription fee
  • Students can enroll in Tech Prep at any time in high school. Enrollment is available here

Receiving Credit

  • 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 transcript college credit by filling out an application along with a $15 per credit fee
  • Students have up to two years after high school to receive college credit
  • For questions on how to transcript credit, please contact Tom Putnam at 282-4663 or Marcy Kestner at 282-5410

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209