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Career & Technology Education » Industry Certifications

Industry Certifications

Students in the following Career and Technology Education Courses may be able to obtain an industry-based certification upon completion of the related program of study.  Certifications may be obtained at no cost to the student.  Some also require the completion of one or more tests for certification.  These certifications can provide the student with credentials that will benefit them in obtaining employment in a related field or acceptance into a post-secondary field of study.  See the appropriate instructor or high counselor for further information.

Endorsement Pathway


Industry Authorizing Certification

Agriculture - Animal Science

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Texas Veterinary Medical Association

Agriculture - Horticulture

Floral Certification

Texas State Florists’ Association

Architecture & Construction

NCCER Certifications

The National Center for Construction Education & Research

Manufacturing - Welding

AWS D1.1 Structural Steel

AWS D9.1 Sheet Metal Welding

American Welding Society

Automotive Technology

ASE Brakes

ASE Electronic Systems

ASE Engine Repair

ASE Maintenance Light Repair

ASE Suspension & Steering

Automotive Service Excellence

Business Management, Marketing, & Finance

Quickbooks Certified User


Graphic Design

Adobe Certified Expert


Hospitality & Tourism - Culinary Arts

ServSafe Food Handler

National Restaurant Association

Human Services

Child Development Associate

National Association of the Education of Young Children

Health Science

Certified Nurse Aide

Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services