The College of Technology is located on the Idaho State University (ISU) Campus and boasts the largest alumni base of any other college in the university with over 17,000 graduates. The first technical programs at ISU began shortly after the University’s 1901 founding, and some of these technical programs are still thriving in the College of Technology over 110 years later. Career-technical education has evolved much since the early beginnings at ISU, but the College of Technology’s commitment to improving the lives of students and building the future workforce of America has remained the same. The College of Technology currently offers 34 programs and over 70 degree options that are designed to meet industry’s immediate needs. Many of these programs are moving into a new, five-acre research facility on Alvin Ricken Road named the William M. and Karin A. Eames Advanced Technical Education and Innovation Complex.

The move to a state-of-the-art facility will allow the College of Technology to expand enrollment for Idaho students and provide a world-class career and technical education center. We have a tremendous opportunity to reallocate space in the William M. and Karin A. Advanced Technical Education and Innovation Complex, which will create a number of synergistic opportunities for STEM-related programs at ISU. Moving these programs into this space will not only increase enrollment but will also enable programs to work closely together to provide opportunities for regional industries. These collaborations support opportunities for ISU to do technical research, prototyping and product testing under one roof. The move will take place over a two-year period and beginning Summer 2017.

Co-locating programs in one central location will allow the College of Technology to:

  • Create synergy between programs
  • Expand classroom and laboratory space
  • Meet growing enrollment needs in Career and Technical Education
  • Provide opportunities for industry to develop and test new concepts
  • Impact economic development in the region
  • Be the primary location for advanced technical research in Idaho
  • Provide more benefit to students through inter-program projects that resemble actual industry work environments
  • Allow students to be involved in industry-led research projects

For questions and further statements, please contact Steve Keller with the College of Technology at

Please join us for Business After Hours at the College of Technology, 1825-1861 Alvin Ricken Drive, Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 5-7 pm!! On the menu:

Hosted Bar – pop and water available

Walking Tacos

Bacon Cheeseburger Mac Attack

Veggie shooters with hummus and ranch

Shrimp shooters

Chicken Satay

Key Lime Tartlets

Crispos Bar