Postsecondary Credentials

Through Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, students are able to earn industry-recognized credentials that demonstrate the skills they acquire in their programs of study.  The following list outlines the credentials and certifications available to students through CTE programs in the Randolph County School System.

 

AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Animal Waste Operator Certification
   Animal Science II
This training program is designed to provide operators of animal waste management systems the basic understanding needed to operate and maintain these systems in an efficient and environmentally sound manner.
AWS Certified Welder D1.1 Structural Steel
   Agricultural Mechanics I
   Agricultural Mechanics II
   Agricultural Production I
   Agriscience Applications
The Certified Welder program tests welders to procedures used in the structural steel and other industries. AWS D1.1 is an endorsement covering four subject areas: material and design, fabrication, inspection, and qualification.
Canine Care and Training Program (CCTP)
   Animal Science II
The CCTP helps students by teaching them how to properly care for dogs, providing them with the skills necessary for training dogs, and teaching them how to effectively understand and communicate with dogs. The skills that students develop through the CCTP curriculum will help them succeed in any field relating to animal science, animal husbandry, or animal training. The CCTP will also teach students how to become more community-minded when addressing some of the problems other species face as a result of human negligence and mismanagement.
Master Service Technician: Briggs and Stratton
   Agricultural Mechanics II Small Engines
Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician certification holders are recognized among the best in the business. Having this certification allows students to increase their value as entry- and advanced-level workers by demonstrating advanced mastery in operational theory, governor systems, ignition systems, fuel systems and carburetors, charging systems, diagnostics, failure, and warranty analysis of small engine systems. Students who obtain the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician certification have marketable skills giving them a competitive edge
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Certification
   Agricultural Mechanics I
   Agricultural Mechanics II
   Agricultural Production I
   Agriscience Applications
By successfully completing this certification program, 14- and 15-year-old youth may legally operate farm tractors and powered machinery for hire which they otherwise would not be allowed to operate under the U.S. Department of Labor's Hazardous Occupations Order in Agriculture. Subjects covered include general agricultural safety, tractor and equipment operation, and highway transportation.
NC Beef Quality Assurance
   Agricultural Production I
   Animal Science I
   Animal Science II
The North Carolina Beef Quality Assurance (NC-BQA), is a cooperative effort between beef producers, veterinarians, nutritionists, extension staff, and other professionals from North Carolina State University, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association, and the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Beef Council.  The NC-BQA program is designed to assist producers to set production standards that can be met or exceeded, establish systems for data retention and record keeping, and provide training and education encompassing the BQA guidelines.
NC Hunter Safety Certification
   Agriscience Applications
   Natural Resources I
   Natural Resources II
More than a firearm safety course, instruction in the NC Hunter Safety Course includes ethics and responsibility, conservation and wildlife management, wildlife identification, survival and first aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety.
NC Private Pesticide Applicator
   Horticulture I
   Horticulture II
   Animal Science II
The NC Private Pesticide Applicator certification allows farmers or their employees to apply restricted use pesticides to an agricultural commodity on land that they own or lease.
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) Certification
   Agricultural Mechanics I
   Agricultural Mechanics II
   Animal Science II
The OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) training course provides training for entry-level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in agriculture industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights.
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Certification
   Agricultural Production I
   Animal Science I
   Animal Science II
YQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development. YQCA is accepted by many livestock shows and fairs that require youth quality assurance certification and includes information for youth showing the following food animals: pigs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, market rabbits, and poultry.

 

BUSINESS, MARKETING, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premier Certifications
   Adobe Digital Design
   Adobe Video Design
   Adobe Visual Design
Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design and video professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for graphic and video communication.
Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP)
   Hospitality and Tourism
The Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) designation provides recognition for those individuals who know how to deliver exceptional service and create memorable experiences. The CGSP® designation is the highest acknowledgment of awarding-winning guest service for employees in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Concepts of Entrepreneurship and Management
   Entrepreneurship II
A*S*K Business Institute certification for entrepreneurship and management is based on performance indicators derived from MBA Research’s continuing research of the business community.
Customer Service and Sales Certification
   Hospitality and Tourism
   Marketing Applications
   Sports and Entertainment Marketing II
The Customer Service and Sales curriculum is designed to help entry-level sales and service associates learn skills related to frontline work in retail (or any industry that values customer services and sales skills).
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification
   Entrepreneurship II
Entrepreneurship and Small Business is sponsored by Intuit and ensures tomorrow's leaders are prepared with the toolkit they need to get ahead in today's competitive landscape. Whether you are starting a bakery or launching the next billion dollar startup, ESB validates a students' understanding of core business principles, including the essentials needed to launch and maintain a successful business.
Fundamental Marketing Concepts
   Hospitality and Tourism
   Marketing Applications
   Sports and Entertainment Marketing II
A*S*K Business Institute certification for fundamental marketing concepts is based on performance indicators derived from MBA Research’s continuing research of the business community.
Microsoft Office Specialist: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
   Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
   Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications are available in each specific Office program and are designed to determine a candidate's ability to use an Office application.  MOS certifications give students a professional edge by providing globally recognized, industry endorsed evidence of skills mastery.
Venture Entrepreneurial Expedition
   Entrepreneurship I
   Entrepreneurship II
EverFi Venture Entrepreneurial Expedition covers seven modules of entrepreneurship designed to help students develop a personalized plan for their individual business along with a roadmap for academic and career success.  Modules include: budgeting and building startup capital, generating business ideas, market research, growing a business, business finances, marketing, and creating a business pitch.

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Conover Credential Workplace Readiness
   Career Management
The Conover Job Readiness program assesses an individual's level of skill in eight categories identified as being essential to workplace readiness.  Skill enhancements in the Job Readiness program include: attitude, communication, planning and organizing, critical thinking, interpersonal/social skills, teamwork, and social media rules.
WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification
   CTE Concentrators
   (graduating seniors who complete a career pathway program of study)
The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate is an assessment-based credential issued at four levels (platinum, gold, silver, and bronze) that measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.

 

HEALTH SCIENCE
American Heart Association CPR Healthcare Professional
   Health Science II
Basic Life Support (BLS) training reinforces healthcare professionals' understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the chain of survival.  Successful completion of the course earns Healthcare Professional BLS certification through the American Heart Association.
American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid
   Health Science II
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives.  Skills covered include first aid, choking relief, and sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children and infants.  Successful completion of the course earns certification through the American Heart Association.
North Carolina Nurse Aide I
   Nursing Fundamentals
Nurse Aide I is the basic credential for nurse aides in North Carolina.  The Nurse Aide I is awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services and is the foundation for practice at higher levels.  Students must successfully complete a training program, National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam, and demonstrate mastery of patient care skills to be eligible for listing on the NC Nurse Aide Registry.
OSHA 10-Hour Industry Certification (Healthcare)
   Biomedical Technology II
   Health Science II
The OSHA 10-Hour Industry (Healthcare) training course provides training for entry-level workers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the healthcare industry.
Stop the Bleed
   Health Science II
Developed by the American College of Surgeons, Stop the Bleed teaches bleeding control for the injured.

 

HUMAN SERVICES
American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid/CPR AED
   Early Childhood Education I
   Early Childhood Education II
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives.  Skills covered include first aid, choking relief, and sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children and infants.  Successful completion of the course earns certification through the American Heart Association.
North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC) Lead Teacher Equivalency
   Early Childhood Education II
In North Carolina's Star Rated License System for child care facilities, lead teachers must have the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential or an equivalent to the credential.  Through the Early Childhood Education program, students are eligible to earn the lead teacher equivalency, which carries equal weight, to the NCECC in NC's tiered Star Rated License System.
ProStart National Certificate of Achievement
   Culinary Arts & Hospitality III
   Culinary Arts & Hospitality IV-Applications
The ProStart National COA is awarded to students who pass two national exams, demonstrate mastery of foundational skills, and work 400 mentored hours in the culinary industry.  Students who receive the COA are eligible for National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation scholarship opportunities and course credits at leading hospitality and culinary arts colleges and universities.
ServSafe Food Protection Managers Certification
Food and Nutrition II
   Culinary Arts & Hospitality I

   Culinary Arts & Hospitality II-Applications
The National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Food Safety training program is widely recognized and respected in the foodservice industry.  Essential food safety practices and responsible food service measures are taught and assessed.

 

TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION
ASE Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Certification (G1)
   Automotive Service III
The ASE G1 certification provides an assessment of an individual's technical knowledge of bumper-to-bumper maintenance and light repairs in the critical areas of engine systems, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical, and heating and air conditioning. 
ASE Entry-Level Certification:
   Automotive Service II
   Automotive Service III
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry-Level certification tests are designed to indicate a satisfactory level of practical knowledge-based readiness for the workforce in candidates seeking a career in the automotive service industry.  ASE Entry-Level certification tests available for the automotive series: Maintenance and Light Repair, Brakes, and Electrical/Electronic Systems.
Electronics Technicians Association Electronics Modules
   Electronics I
   Electronics II
   Electronics III
The Electronics Modules program is based on ETA's Associate level certification and is aligned with a growing portion of the electronics education industry that is charged with providing electronics training in certain areas of electronics.  Students in this program may earn certifications in DC electronics (EM1), AC electronics (EM2), and digital electronics (EM4).
NC NCCER Credential
   Construction Core
   Carpentry I / II / III
   Masonry I / II / III
The National Center for Construction Education and Research provides training, assessment, certification and career development for construction and maintenance craft professionals.  NCCER's industry-recognized credentials provide students and craft professionals with national portability of skills.  Credentials available include Core Curriculum, Carpentry, and Masonry.
NIMS Machining Level I
   Metals Manufacturing I
   Metals Manufacturing II
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials are earned by students, trainees, apprentices, employees, and military personnel nationwide and around the world.  Candidates must demonstrate skills that meet industry established standards to earn NIMS credentials in: Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout; Measurement, Materials and Safety; and Manual Milling Skills.
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification
   Construction Core
The OSHA Outreach Training Program for Construction Industry provides training for entry-level workers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry.
S/P2 Automotive
   Auto Service Fundamentals
S/P2 provides industry-specific training covering topics in the automotive service industry.  Students may earn certifications for Mechanical Pollution Prevention and Mechanical Safety to demonstrate mastery of skills that are desirable to employers in the automotive industry.