Industry Certifications

  • The Value and Role of Industry-Based Certifications

    For students who are planning on immediately entering the workforce, IBCs can offer attractive benefits in the form of a valuable credential that can provide a competitive edge. IBCs also provide employers with a standard that is useful in evaluating and "benchmarking" a candidate who has no substantial work experience.

    An IBC, by definition, is based on a workplace analysis of proficiency needs within an occupation or a technical area that reflects performance requirements of employers in an industry. Equipping students with relevant industry recognized certifications and licensures is one more way to insure that the CTE programs in Texas can prepare students for the industries of the 21st Century.

    Certifications vary by school. See your CTE Catalog, visit with your CTE teacher(s) or Career Counselor for further assistance.

    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster

    Texas State Floral Association Level 1

    Certified Veterinarian Assistant Level1

    AWS D1.1 Structural Steel

    AWS D9.1 Steel Metal

    Hospitality Cluster

    Texas Food Handler

    ServSafe Manager


    Architecture & Construction Cluster

    NCCER Carpentry Level 1

    NCCER Core Curriculum

    OHSA 10


    Human Service Cluster

    Cosmetology Operators License

    Arts, AV Technology & Communications Cluster

    Adobe Certified Associate Animate

    Adobe Certified Associate Illustrator

    Adobe Certified Associate Photshop

    Adobe Certified Associate Premier Pro


    Manufacturing Cluster

    AWS D1.1 Structural Steel

    AWS D9.1 Sheet Metal

    AWS Welding Level 1

    Busines, Marketing, & Finance Cluster

    Google Analytics Individual Qualifications

    Microsoft Office Specialist Excel

    Microsoft Office Specialist Word

    Law Enforcement Cluster

    Non-Commissioned Security Officer Level 1


    Education & Training Cluster

    Educational Aide 1

    STEM Cluster

    CompTIA A+ Certification

    CompTIA Fundamentals

    CompTIA Security+

    Oracle Certified Associate, JAVA SE

    Health Science Cluster

    Clinical Medical Assistant

    Non-Certified Radiological Technician

    Patient Care Technician

    Phlebotomy Technician

    Registered Dental Assistant

    First Aide/CPR

    Transportation Cluster

    ASE Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

    ICAR Collision Repair Certificate 




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