Industry Recognized Credentials for Students


    Industry Recognized Credentials for Students

    There are benefits for students who have attained a credential. They have a documented skill set, are more marketable in the employment arena, and are better prepared to succeed in a post-secondary environment. Credentialing offers students authentic evidence of skill attainment that is relevant to careers and continuing education.

    CTE programs are major contributors to Guilford County's supply of skilled workers for local businesses. Business and industry normally consider external credentialing a reliable "predictor of success" for entry-level employment. Labor pools with specific technical skills along with foundational and transferrable skills attract business to locate and operate in our region.

    Below are just a few types of credentials made available to CTE students in Guilford County. For a list of credentials that satisfy the state Career Diploma Endorsements, Click here for NC Public Schools. 

    • Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premier)
    • A*S*K Business Certification
    • ASE G1 (MLR) (Student and Professional Certification)
    • Autodesk (Certified User, Inventor, Revit, 3ds Max)
    • Certified Electronics Technician Associate
    • Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA)
    • Certified Veterinary Assistant
    • CompTIA (A+ 901/902, IT Fundamentals)
    • CPR Certification
    • Emergency Management Certifications (NIMS)
    • Microsoft MTA Gaming Development Fundamentals
    • Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals
    • Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals
    • Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals
    • Microsoft MTA Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals
    • Microsoft MTA Windows Server Administration
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
    • NCCER Core Credential
    • NCCER Craft Credential (Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Masonry)
    • NIMS Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
    • NIMS Measurement, Materials & Safety
    • North Carolina Pharmacy Technician Certification
    • North Carolina Nurse Aide I Certification (CNA)
    • OSHA 10 Hour Safety
    • Public Safety Certifications (NIMS)
    • SAS Certified Base Programmer Certification
    • ServSafe
    • S/P 2 Mechanical Pollution Prevention
    • WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)