Higher Education

  Coeur d'Alene and North Idaho Higher Education

Explore your options for furthering your education after High School in Coeur d'Alene.

Universities (4-year degree programs) & Colleges (2-year degree programs) in North Idaho

Visit North Idaho Higher Education, the North Idaho Higher Education Consortium (5 Schools, 1 Location), for a complete and current list of degrees offered by the institutions below.

  • North Idaho College
    A comprehensive community college located in Coeur d'Alene offering more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide spectrum of community education, academic transfer, and professional-technical programs.
  • University of Idaho
    The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs.
  • Lewis Clark State College
    Lewis-Clark State College — Coeur d'Alene offers a variety of bachelor's degrees. Known for affordability, friendly service, and quality instruction, LCSC Coeur d'Alene provides a wide range of both online and on-site course options.
  • Boise State University
    Boise State University offers the only Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Accredited Master in Social Work in North Idaho and provides accessible classes by offering coursework during evening, weekend and partially online sessions.
  • Idaho State University
    Idaho State University offers a master's of science degree in nursing in Coeur d'Alene with an emphasis on health policy and rural issues. ISU's College of Pharmacy offers clinical rotations in Coeur d'Alene for students in its doctorate of pharmacy program.

Professional Tech (Career Tech/Trade)

Multiple Fields

Heavy Equipment Operators

  • WATCH FOR FUTURE DEADLINES: FREE training for Heavy Equipment Operators
    Participants in the Idaho course will be trained to operate a skid steer, backhoe, loader, excavator, mini-excavator, roller, haul-truck, dozer and forklift. They also will receive flagger certification, training in signaling and crane rigging, and safety and first aid skills.

Commercial Drivers License - Truck Driving

Beauty, Spa, Salon



Idaho Professional Tech (Career Tech/Trade) Resources

  • Idaho PTECH Network
    Update: June 2018: PTECH ceased its daily operations in June 2018. PTECH will continue to serve a small number of students through June 2020 as they work to complete their postsecondary programs.
    The Idaho PTECH Network is a pilot program funded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. Its mission is to bridge the gap between education and industry by providing students with the credentials and skills needed to secure well-paying jobs in Idaho’s high growth industries while giving businesses access to a qualified pipeline of employees.
  • Idaho Career-Technical Education (formerly Idaho Professional-Technical Education)
    NOTE: CTE Advanced OpportunitiesTE Advanced Opportunities, formerly known as Tech Prep, is one of the four advanced opportunities recognized by the State Board of Education, and links approved high school professional-technical programs to certificate and degree programs at a technical college. The Tech Prep Program is now referred to CTE Advanced Opportunities. Changes to policy now specify two options for high school students interested in professional-technical courses: Dual Credit – technical courses and Technical Competency Credit, formerly known as Tech Prep
  • Buck the Quo is a movement to help Idaho high school students reach their potential through post-high school learning and training
    The campaign includes a YouTube series where real people talk about real life after high school.
  • Career & Technical Educators of Idaho
  • Idaho Department of Labor Career Information System (CIS)
  • Idaho Professional-Technical Education Foundation

National Professional Tech (Career Tech/Trade) Resources