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Industry Certifications

CTE students are able to earn college credits and industry certifications. These value-added options give students an extra advantage after earning their diplomas. It's true! Most of the 40 + CTE programs offered around the state provide students with an opportunity to earn college credit, industry-recognized certifications, or both. As an added bonus, nearly every CTE program connects to a similar community college program making it possible for students to transition from high school to college.

Naitionally Recognized Third-Party Industry Technical Skills Assessments
Maryland Career Cluster Program Name Name of Technical Skill Assessment Website
AMC Graphic Communications (PrintED) PrintED (several areas) www.gaerf.org
Interactive Media Production (IMP) Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) www.adobe.com
Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) www.adobe.com
Webmaster/Web Developer (Apprentice) www.joinwow.org
Webmaster/Web Developer (Associate) www.joinwow.org
BMF Academy of Finance (NAF) Early College Credit (dual enrollment) www.naf.org
Finance and Accounting Microsoft Office Specialist (Certiport) www.microsoft.com
College Board CLEP - Finance www.clep.org
Marketing Microsoft Office  (Certiport) www.microsoft.com
College Board CLEP - Marketing www.clep.org
Administrative Services Microsoft Office  (Certiport) www.microsoft.com
Business Management Microsoft Office  (Certiport) www.microsoft.com
College Board CLEP - Management www.clep.org
C&D Construction Design & Management Autodesk Certified Associate (AutoCAD) www.autodesk.com
Construction Trades /Construction Trades Construction Trades - 4 areas www.nccer.org
Construction Trades /Construction Maintenance Construction Trades - 3 areas www.nccer.org
Construction Maintenance- Welding Welding (entry level) www.aws.org
CSHT Culinary Arts/ Professional Baking American Culinary Federation (CC) www.acfchefs.org
Food & Beverage Management (ProStart) ServSafe www.nraef.org
Lodging Management Program (LMP) Certified Rooms Division Specialist (CRDS) www.lodgingmanagement.org
Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (NAF) Early College Credit (dual enrollment) www.naf.org
Careers in Cosmetology MD Board of Cosmetologist www.dllr.state.md.us
Barbering MD State Board of Barbers License www.dllr.state.md.us
EANR Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education  Early College Credit (exam) www.case4learning.org
Horticulture Services: Cert. Prof. Hort. (CPH) Certified Professional Horticulturalist (CPH) http://mnlaonline.org
H&B Academy of Health Professions (AOHP) Certified Nursing Assistant http://www.mbon.org
Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) http://www.mbon.org
Pharmacy Technician http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/
Dental Assistant http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/
Biomedical Sciences: Project Lead The Way Early College Credit (exam) www.pltw.org
HRS Fire Science: MD Fire and Rescue Institute EMT-B www.mfri.org
Fire Fighter I www.mfri.org
Fire Fighter II www.mfri.org
Rescue Tech, Confined Space, HazMat Oper. www.mfri.org
Homeland Security & Emergency Prep. Spatial Technology & Remote Sensing (STARS) http://mset.org/stars_certify.php
ArcGIS www.esri.com
Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) Praxis www.ed.gov
Early College Credit (exam/program grades) www.towson.edu
IT Academy of Information Technology (NAF) Programming Certifications (WOW, JAVA) www.naf.org
Early College Credit (AP exam for CS) www.collegeboard.org
Database Academy (Oracle) OCA I http://academy.oracle.com
OCA II http://academy.oracle.com
IT Networking Academy CCENT www.cisco.com
CCNA www.cisco.com
CCNP www.cisco.com
CompTIA A+ www.comptia.org
CompTIA Server+ www.comptia.org
CompTIA Network+ www.comptia.org
MET Pre-Engineering:  Project Lead The Way Early College Credit (exam) http://pltw.org
Manufacturing Engineering Technologies NIMS Certified Machinist www.nims-skills.org
TT Automotive Technician National Auto Student Skills Assess (NA3SA) www.NA3SA.com
Autobody/Collision Repair Technician National Auto Student Skills Assess (NA3SA) www.NA3SA.com
Medium-Heavy Truck Technician National Auto Student Skills Assess (NA3SA) www.NA3SA.com
Third-Party State Approved Assessments
(tied to State Standards)
CSHT Lodging Management Program Certified Rooms Division Specialist (CRDS) www.lodgingmanagement.org
Careers in Cosmetology MD Board of Cosmetologist www.dllr.state.md.us
Barbering MD State Board of Barbers License www.dllr.state.md.us
HRS Fire Science EMT-B www.mfri.org
Fire Fighter I www.mfri.org
Fire Fighter II www.mfri.org
Rescue Tech, Confined Space, HazMat Oper. www.mfri.org
Teacher Academy of Maryland ParaPro www.ed.gov