Students are offered a distinctive opportunity to acquire a Career & Technical Education in a university setting and may participate in a wide range of campus activities in addition to completing occupationally focused programs of study. Programs of study include technical certificates; associate and baccalaureate degree programs; adult basic education; and continuing education/workforce training.
Students can develop leadership skills by participating in organizations such as the Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU), the Business Professionals Association (BPA), SkillsUSA, and other College of Technology student organizations.
The mission of the College of Technology is to provide students with technical skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for successful performance in a highly effective workplace.
An acceptance letter is sent to all accepted College of Technology applicants. An advance registration deposit, which will be applied to the first registration fee, is required of applicants upon acceptance into a College of Technology program to assure a place in the program.
Students not attending the first day of class may be dis-enrolled due to non-attendance. If students do not attend program courses the semester they were accepted, their seat in the program will be forfeited and they must meet with an advisor to obtain a new seat.
Change of Curriculum
Students who want to change registration from the College of Technology to academic courses are required to meet the university’s academic admission standards such as ACT/SAT requirements for students under the age of 21. Students should contact the College of Technology’s Student Services Office to initiate the process.
One College of Technology credit is equivalent to approximately 15 hours of lecture, 30 hours of laboratory, or 45 hours of clinical or internship.
Credits Granted for Previous Training or Experience
A student seeking credit for prior training, education, or work experience may gain credit through various ways. See Alternative Credit Opportunities for detailed descriptions of options and policies.
General Education Requirements
Students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree must complete a minimum of fifteen (15) credits of General Education coursework. The fifteen credits must include:
- Written Communication (ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P) 3-4 credits
- Oral Communication (COMM 1101) 3 credits
- Mathematical Ways of Knowing (any Objective 3 course) 3 credits
- Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing (any Objective 6 course) 3 credits
- Three (3) credit hours towards any unfulfilled Objective.
This language follows Idaho State Board of Education Statewide General Education policies and procedures. Please visit the link below for more information.
Progression into succeeding courses of study will require successful completion (passing grades as defined by the program) of required coursework for each semester/session.
Change of Program
To change programs within the College, a currently enrolled student must see an advisor in the Student Services Office.
If a student is on probation and changes to another program, the probation status is transferred to the new program. If a student is on academic dismissal and changes programs, the dismissal status transfers to the new program. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Undergraduate catalog for a complete description of Idaho State University’s Scholastic Probation and Dismissal Policy.
Application for Graduation
Please see Applying to Graduate for information on how and when to apply to graduate.
To graduate from a College of Technology program, a student must have an accumulative grade point average of 2.0 (without any F grades based on the required College of Technology courses) in the enrollee’s program of study. A student must complete an application for graduation and pay a diploma fee.
The following certificates are offered for designated programs through the College of Technology. Programs offering certificates meet approved curriculum.
- Basic Technical Certificate
- Intermediate Technical Certificate
- Advanced Technical Certificate
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Associate of Applied Science Degree is offered for designated programs through the College of Technology. Programs offering this degree require at least 60 credits, a minimum of two years in length, and represent mastery of a defined set of competencies. For additional information, contact the Student Services Office at the College of Technology at (208) 282-2622.
Bachelor of Applied Science
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is an interdisciplinary degree designed specifically for students who have completed Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees approved by the Idaho State Board of Education. The purpose of this degree is to provide AAS graduates the opportunity to expand their general education competencies and to enhance the technical coursework of their AAS with related academic coursework. This degree builds upon the knowledge a student gained through the pursuit of the AAS while providing the education and critical thinking skills that open career opportunities. The BAS degree is administered through the Student Services Office in the College of Technology. All individual degree plans are approved by assigned advisors and by a representative university committee. See https://www.isu.edu/bas/.
Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) with a Concentration in Health Occupations
The objective of the BSHS Concentration 5: Health Occupations, is to allow students who have graduated or are enrolled in health occupations training at the level of an associate degree to pursue a bachelor’s degree with an advanced general health science focus. This degree provides a curriculum for students who desire an education that can serve as a foundation for additional professional or graduate work in several health science professions including medicine, dentistry, hospital administration, medical technology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Concentration 5 of the the BSHS is administered through the Student Services Office in the College of Technology. See https://www.isu.edu/bshs/.
A program, option, and/or course may not be offered if one or more of the following conditions exist:
- Insufficient student enrollment
- A certified instructor is not available
- Adequate facilities and/or equipment are not available
Policies not stated in the College of Technology section of the catalog will follow Idaho State University policies. Waiver of any of the above rules may be made only by petition and with the approval of the program coordinator, department chair, and the dean of the College of Technology.