Certifications Available at Azle High School
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Certification helps validate proficiency in using Microsoft Office and meets the demand for the most up-to-date skills on the latest Microsoft technologies. Candidates who pass a certification exam show that they can meet globally recognized performance standards.
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)
Certified students have the entry-level skills to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications using different forms of digital media. Certification by Adobe is well-known as an industry asset-a direct way to convey your knowledge and abilities for post-secondary opportunities.
The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) program is the world's first validated, standards-based training and certification program for basic computing and Internet knowledge and skills. Successful completion of IC3 ensures you have the knowledge and skills required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. IC3 is your gateway to advancement in education, employments, or other certification programs.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Upon completion, students will be able to recognize and "OSHA" event, complete the OSHA required forms, properly handle and respond to OSHA inspections, know how to contest and OSHA citation, and complete all OSHA forms.
Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)
Students will receive training to equip them with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the pharmacy field. After successful completion of the 180 hour course and graduation, students are eligible to site for the National Sterile Products (IV) Certification and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).
The SerSave® program is a one to two-day, advanced training the latest science-based food safety and sanitation information. The industry best practices for food managers, Chefs, or others in supervisory roles. ServSafe® is a national certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundaiton. At the completion of the program, participants take the national ServSafe® Examination. With a passing grade of 75% or greater, participants receive a certificate verifying completion of the program.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a professional certification goup that certifies professionals and shops in the automotive repair and service industry in the United States and pats of Canada.
Medical Billing & Coding
Certification organizations evaluate candidates with a rigorous examination designed to assess both their knowledge and their application of billing and coding practices. The AAPC, for example, requires candidates to pass a proctored test consisting of 150 multiple-choice
questions. Applicants have five hours and 40 minutes to complete the exam and can retake it once for free.
American Welding Society
The state of Texas requires all welders to be certified by the American Welding Society. You must complete an application, meet the minimum physical strength requirements, and take a hands-on welding test at an AWS-accredited site. You will be observed by a supervisor during your test. The supervisor will grade your work based on the quality of your welds and your ability to follow the applicable safety procedures. If you fail the test, the supervisor has the discretion to decide whether you may re-take the test right away or if you must have more training before returning to the test site.