Career & Technical Education
Welcome to the Nampa School District Career & Technical Education (CTE) page. Each of our industry based CTE programs offer students the opportunity for occupational certification and/or college credit. The Nampa School District takes great pride in the quality of education and industry caliber training our programs offer our high school students. Nampa School District CTE program instructors remain highly skilled and proficient in providing the best possible industry aligned curriculum and instruction.
Nampa School District students currently have access to 28 occupational specialty pathways provided by Career-Technical Education. All of the Nampa School District’s CTE programs are physically embedded in each of our high schools. In addition to our PTE programs housed at each high school, we also have our Career-Technical School, ICAT.
Idaho Center for Advanced Technology
The Idaho Center for Advanced Technology (ICAT) meets the criteria set forth under Idaho State Administrative Code IDAPA 55.01.03 - Rules of Professional-Technical Schools and offers "high-end, state-of-the-art" technical programs that foster quality technical education at the secondary level. Programs are directly related to the preparation of high school students for employment in current or emerging occupations that require other than a baccalaureate or advanced degree. These programs are closely aligned with postsecondary education programs and are closely linked to current industry standards to ensure relevance and quality. Each occupational specialty pathway program is connected to a relevant Career-Technical Student Organization providing our high school students the opportunity to experience realistic industry scenarios and assessments during their high school program.
If you notice, we have changed our name of Professional-Technical Education to Career & Technical Education. This change comes as the state of Idaho works to align more closely with its counterpart agencies throughout the US. While we continue to update and re-vamp materials, you will notice, some things still reference PTE. Those will be updated as they become available.
Please explore our site and learn more about our programs and the offerings within.