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 the basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the internet. IC3 is your gateway to advancement in education, employment, 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 of OSHA certification, students will be able to recognize an "OSHA" event, properly handle and respond to OSHA inspections, know how to contest an 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 ServSave® program is a one to two-day, advanced training in 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 Foundation. 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 group that certifies professionals and shops in the automotive repair and service industry in the United States and parts 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 50 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. In order to become certified, students must complete an application, meet the minimum physical strength requirements, and take a hands-on welding test at an AWS-accredited site. They will be observed by a supervisor during the test and will be graded based on the quality of welds and ability to follow applicable safety procedures. If the student fails the test, the supervisor has the discretion to decide whether they may re-take the test right away or if they must have more training before returning to the test site.