Industry-Based Certifications

Industry-Based Certifications position CTE students a step ahead of other applicants for employment in industry. Students earning an Industry-Based Certification possess the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a specific career. Earning these credentials shows that students are experienced in real-world industry skills which makes them more competitive in the job market. Each unique CTE Program of Study offers opportunities for students to earn industry-based certifications. Some certifications have age and/or specific industry requirements. 


Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Boater's Education Certification
CDX Advanced Training
CDX Training
Hunter Education Certification
Texas State Florists’ Association, Level 1- Knowledge Based
Texas State Florists’ Association, Level 2
Veterinary Assistant, Level 1

Architecture & Construction

Autodesk Certified User, Revit
OSHA-30 hr. Certification (General)

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Adobe Certified Associate—Illustrator
Adobe Certified Associate—Photoshop

Business, Marketing, and Finance

Microsoft Office Expert Certification-Word
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification-Excel
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification-PowerPoint
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification-Word

Health Science

American Heart Association – BLS
Certified Nurse Aide
Dental Assistant, Certified
EKG Technician, Certified
Heart Saver CPR/ First Aid Certification
OSHA-10 hr. Certification (Healthcare)
Pharmacy Technician, Certified
Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique

Human Services

ServSafe Manager

Law & Public Service

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certification
Noncommissioned Security Officers (Unarmed Security Guard), Level 2


Autodesk Certified User – Inventor
Advanced Welding, Level 2 Certificate
AWS, Certified Welder, D1.1, D9.1
Intermediate Welding, Level 1 Certificate
OSHA 30HR Certification (General Industry)

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Autodesk Inventor Certified User, AutoCAD
Autodesk Inventor Certified User, Inventor
CompTIA A+ Certification
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification
FAA Part 107 Remote Drone Pilot
OSHA 30HR Certification (General Industry)

Transportation and Distribution

ASE – Brakes
ASE – Diesel
ASE – Electrical
SP2 Safety