Stride Career Prep
Your student can prepare for college and career with Stride Career Prep.
What is Stride Career Prep?
Stride Career Prep is an innovative, tuition-free online program that combines traditional high school courses with industry-relevant, career-focused electives—giving students a jump-start on their college and career goals. While working toward their high school diplomas, students can choose from a variety of courses in these high-demand career fields: Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources; Business; Health and Human Services; and Information Technology. Idaho-certified teachers provide live online instruction and tailor teaching to student needs. Students can participate in career-oriented clubs, gain workplace skills, and prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams in their chosen career path upon graduation.*
Career-focused courses are based on the knowledge and skills required for each career pathway in the following in-demand career fields:
- Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources: Careers in the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources. Learn more about Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources.
- Business: Careers in finance, marketing, and planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Learn more about Business.
- Health and Human Services: Careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, and support services. Learn more about Health and Human Services.
- Information Technology (IT): Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Learn more about Information Technology.
* Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.
Learn More About Career Pathways
Hear from Monti Pittman, Head of School for Idaho Technical Career Academy, as he provides information about the Stride Career Prep student experience.
Stride Career Prep students at ITCA have the opportunity to join BPA.
Business Professionals of America (BPA) Membership
BPA is one of the premier organizations for students pursuing careers in business and information technology. ITCA students participate on the regional, state, and national levels. A co-curricular activity, BPA enhances opportunities for students to participate in professional, civic, and service projects. Membership allows them to:.
- Connect with like-minded students who have similar career and academic interests
- Participate in academic competitions and community service activities
- Work toward earning industry-recognized certifications
- Participate in the Torch Awards program which guides service learning projects