Tennessee Promoted Student Industry Credentials

Industry credentials (IC) are earned through secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs and courses. High school students are encouraged to focus their elective credits on robust, career-aligned learning pathways. Robust learning pathways should culminate with the achievement of nationally recognized industry credentials, meaningful work based learning experiences, and/or attainment of postsecondary credit hours through early postsecondary opportunities. As it pertains to industry credentials, all department-promoted credentials are aligned with postsecondary and employment opportunities and with the competencies and skills that students should have acquired through their chosen programs of study.

2020-23 Tennessee Student Industry Credentials
Credential   Program(s) of Study Tier
*4ACT (Animal Care Technologies) for Veterinary Assisting w/ certification   Veterinary & Animal Science Preferred
Adobe Certified Associate - After Effects   Digital Arts & Design Preferred
Adobe Certified Associate - Animate   Digital Arts & Design Preferred
Adobe Certified Associate - Dreamweaver   Digital Arts & Design Preferred
Adobe Certified Associate - Illustrator   Digital Arts & Design Preferred
Adobe Certified Associate - InDesign   Digital Arts & Design Preferred
Adobe Certified Associate - Photoshop   Digital Arts & Design Preferred
Adobe Certified Associate - Premier Pro   Digital Arts & Design Preferred
*Adult, Infant, and Child CPR/AED/First Aid   Early Childhood Education Careers (PreK-4) Recognized
AMSA Culinary Meat Selection & Cookery Certification   Food Science
Culinary Arts
Recognized
AMSA Food Safety & Science Certification   Food Science
Culinary Arts
Valued
AMSA Meat Evaluation Certification   Food Science
Culinary Arts
Valued
Associate of ISC2 in Cloud Security   Cybersecurity Preferred
Associate of ISC2 in Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation  (Note:  Teacher must be ISC2 certified)   Cybersecurity Preferred
Associate of ISC2 in Healthcare Security & Privacy   Cybersecurity Preferred
Associate of ISC2 in IT/ICT Security Administration   Cybersecurity Preferred
Associate of ISC2 in Secure Software Life Cycle Professional   Cybersecurity Preferred
Associate of ISC2 in Security Assessment and Authorization   Cybersecurity Preferred
AutoCAD Certified User   Architectural & Engineering Design Valued
Autodesk Fusion360 Certified User   Networking Systems Recognized
Autodesk Inventor Certified User
  Technology, Engineering,BioSTEM, Advanced STEM Applications Valued
*Autodesk Revit Certified User   Architectural & Engineering Design Valued
Automotive Service Excellence Entry-Level Certification: Maintenance and Light Repair Certification   Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Preferred
Automotive Service Excellence Entry-Level Certification: Nonstructural Analysis/Repair   Automotive Collision Repair Valued
Automotive Service Excellence Entry-Level Certification: Painting and Refinishing   Automotive Collision Repair Valued
AWS Certified Welder   Agricultural Engineering and Applied Technologies, Welding
Preferred
AWS Sense Advanced   Welding Preferred
AWS Sense Entry-Level   Welding Valued
BASF Plant Science Certification   Horticulture Science Preferred
Benz School of Floral Design Principles of Floral Design Certification   Horticulture Science Recognized
Briggs and Stratton Basic Small Engine Certification   Agricultural Engineering and Applied Technologies Valued
Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician   Agricultural Engineering and Applied Technologies Preferred
CDA - Child Development Associate   Early Childhood Education Careers Preferred
Center for Financial Responsibility Personal Financial Literacy Certification   Agribusiness
Accounting
Banking & Finance 
Valued
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant   Therapeutic Services Preferred
Certified Dental Assistant   Therapeutic Services Preferred
Certified EKG Technician   Diagnostic Services Preferred

*Certified Feeding Assistant

 

Dietetics and Nutrition

Preferred

Certified Fundamentals Cook (CFC)   Culinary Arts Preferred
Certified Hospitality & Tourism Professional   Hospitality & Tourism Management  Preferred
*Certified Logistics Associate (CLA)   Supply Chain Management  Preferred
Certified Logistics Technician   Supply Chain Management  Valued
Certified Nursing Assistant   Nursing Services Preferred
Certified Patient Care Technician   Nursing Services Preferred
Certified Personal Trainer   Sport and Human Performance Preferred
Certified Pharmacy Technician   Therapeutic Services Preferred
Certified Production Technician 4.0 (CPT 4.0)   Machining Technology Preferred
Certified Solidworks Associate (CSWA) Academic   Architectural & Engineering Design, Advanced STEM Applications,BioSTEM,EngineeringTechnology Preferred
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)   Networking Systems Preferred
CIW Advanced HTML5/CSS3   Coding, Web Design Preferred
CIW JavaScript Specialist   Web Design, Coding, Valued
CIW Network Technology Associate   Networking Systems Recognized
CIW Site Development Associate   Networking Systems Recognized
CIW Web Design Specialist   Web Design Preferred
CIW Web Foundation   Coding, Web Design Preferred
CIW Web Security Associate   Networking Systems Recognized
Commercial Applicators Certification – C03 Ornamental and Turf   Horticulture Science Preferred
CompTIA A+   Cybersecurity, Networking Systems, Cybersecurity, Preferred
CompTIA IT Fundamentals   Web Design, Cybersecurity, Coding, Networking Systems Preferred
CompTIA Network +   Cybersecurity, Networking Systems Preferred
CompTIA Security +   Cybersecurity Preferred
C-Tech Network Cabling Fiber Based Systems   Networking Systems Preferred
C-Tech Network Cabling - Cooper Based Systems   Networking Systems Preferred
C-Tech Telecommunication Technologies   Networking Systems Preferred
Dremel - Idea Builder 3D Printing   Networking Systems Recognized
Dremel - LC40 Laser Cutter   Networking Systems Recognized
Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation & Management Certification   Environmental and Natural Resource Management, Valued
*Education Fundamentals   Teaching as a Profession (TAP) Recognized
EETC Principles of Small Engine Technology Certification   Agricultural Engineering and Applied Technologies Valued
Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification   Veterinary and Animal Science Preferred
Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification   Veterinary and Animal Science Preferred
Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)   Emergency Services Preferred
EPA Section 608    MEP Systems Recognized
ETA Customer Service Specialist   MEP Systems, Electromechanical Technology Valued
ETA Electroncics Module 1 DC (EM1)   MEP Systems, Electromechanical Technology Valued
Express Employment Professionals Business Office Technology Certification   Business Management
Office Management
Valued
FAA Part 107   Agricultural Engineering and Applied Technologies, Aviation,
Environmental and Natural Resource Management,
Horticulture Science,
Veterinary and Animal Science
Criminal Justice
Preferred
FANUC Robotics   Mechatronics, Technology Preferred
*Green Awareness   MEP Systems Recognized
Google Suite (G-Suite) (will not be offered after Dec. 31, 2020)   Business Management
Health Service Admin
Human Resources Management
Office Management
Banking & Finance
Marketing Management
Entrepreneurship
Valued
Hair Braider Registration   Cosmetology Preferred
Home Builders Institute Pre-Apprentice Certificate Training (HBI-PACT)    MEP Systems, Residential & Commercial Construction, Structural Systems Preferred
Hootsuite Platform Certification   Marketing Management
Entrepreneurship
Valued
Hootsuite Social Marketing Certification   Marketing Management
Entrepreneurship
Valued
HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certifications   MEP Systems Valued
HVAC Excellence, Heating, Electrical, Air Conditioning Technology (HEAT)   MEP Systems Preferred
ICAR Non-Structural Technician ProLevel 1   Automotive Collision Repair Valued
ICAR Refinish Technician ProLevel 1   Automotive Collision Repair Valued
Intuit QuickBooks Certified User   Accounting Preferred
IS-0703.B: NIMS Resource Management   Emergency Services
Fire Management Services
Recognized
IS-100.C : Introduction to the Incident Command System   Emergency Services
Fire Management Services
Recognized
IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response   Emergency Services
Fire Management Services
Recognized
IS-5.A: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials   Emergency Services
Fire Management Services
Recognized
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification    Office Management
Marketing Management
Entrepreneurship
Preferred
Microsoft Technology Associate 98-381: Introduction to Programming   Coding Recognized
Microsoft Technology Associate Software Development Fundamentals   Networking Systems Preferred
MOS Access Expert Certification   Office Management Preferred
MOS Excel Associate Certification   Office Management
Business Management
Supply Chain Management
Marketing Management
Entrepreneurship
Accounting
Banking & Finance 
Valued
MOS Excel Expert Certification   Office Management
Business Management
Supply Chain Management
Marketing Management
Entrepreneurship
Accounting
Banking & Finance 
Preferred
MOS OneNote Certification   Office Management Valued
MOS Outlook Associate Certification   Office Management Valued
MOS PowerPoint Associate Certification   Office Management Valued
MOS Word Associate Certification   Office Management Valued
MOS Word Expert Certification   Office Management Preferred
Natural Hair Stylist License   Cosmetololgy Preferred
NC3 Festo Certified Industry 4.0 Associate - Fundamentals   Mechatronics Preferred
NC3 Festo Fundamentals of Electricity - AC/DC   Mechatronics Valued
NC3 Festo Fundamentals of Fluid Power - Hydraulics   Mechatronics Valued
NC3 Festo Fundamentals of Fluid Power - Pneumatics   Mechatronics Valued
NC3 Festo Fundamentals of Industry 4.0   Mechatronics Valued
NC3 Festo Fundamentals of Mechanical Systems   Mechatronics Valued
NC3 Festo Fundamentals of PLC / Allen Bradley and Siemens   Mechatronics Valued
NC3 Festo Fundamentals of Robotics   Mechatronics Valued
NC3 Festo Introduction to Mechatronics   Mechatronics Valued
NC3 Greenlee 3-Phase Sequencing and Motor Rotation   MEP Systems Recognized
NC3 Greenlee Advanced Conduit Bending   MEP Systems Recognized
NC3 Greenlee Basic Conduit Bending   Agricultural Engineering and Applied Technologies, MEP Systems Recognized
NC3 Greenlee Electrical Branch/Series & Service Level Wire Termination   MEP Systems Recognized
NC3 Greenlee Fishing Conduits/ Raceways and Cable Pulling   MEP Systems Recognized
NC3 Greenlee Hand Bending   MEP Systems Recognized
NC3 Greenlee Insulation and Ground Rod Resistance Testing   MEP Systems Recognized
NC3 Greenlee Wire Pathways   MEP Systems Recognized
NC3 Lincoln Electric - Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) Level I   Welding Valued
NC3 Lincoln Electric - Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Level I   Welding Valued
NC3 Lincoln Electric - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Level I   Welding Valued
NC3 Lincoln Electric - Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Level I   Welding Valued
NC3 Lincoln Electric - Welding Safety   Welding Recognized
NC3 Snap-On Battery Starting and Charging   Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Recognized
NC3 Snap-On Electronic and Mechanical Torque   Agricultural Engineering and Applied Technologies, Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair, Electromechanical Technology, MEP Systems Recognized
NC3 Snap-On Multimeter Certification   Agricultural Engineering and Applied Technologies, Mechatronics, Electromechanical Technology, MEP Systems Recognized
NC3 Snap-On Precision Measurements Instruments Certification   Agricultural Engineering and Applied Technologies, Welding, Mechatronics, Electromechanical Technology, Machining Technology, Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair, MEP Systems, Residential & Commercial Construction, Structural Systems
Preferred
NC3 Snap-On TPMS Certification   Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair, Automotive Collision Repair Recognized
NC3 Trane Building Automation Systems   MEP Systems Preferred
NC3 Trane Residential HVAC - Airflow   MEP Systems Preferred
NC3 Trane Residential HVAC - Air-to-Air Heat Pumps   MEP Systems Preferred
NC3 Trane Residential HVAC - Refrigeration Diagnostics   MEP Systems Preferred
NC3 Trane Residential HVAC - Variable Speed Motors   MEP Systems Preferred
NCCER Carpentry Level One   Structural Systems Preferred
NCCER Carpentry Level Two   Structural Systems Preferred
NCCER Construction Technology   Residential & Commercial Construction Valued
NCCER Core Curriculum   Welding, MEP Systems, Structural Systems, Residential & Commercial Construction Valued
NCCER Electrical Level One   MEP Systems Preferred
*NCCER Fall Protection Orientation   Welding, MEP Systems, Structural Systems, Residential & Commercial Construction Recognized
*NCCER HVAC Level One   MEP Systems Preferred
*NCCER HVAC Level Two   MEP Systems Preferred
NCCER Plumbing Level One   MEP Systems Preferred
*NCCER Welding Level One   Welding Preferred
*NCCER Welding Level Two   Welding Preferred
NCLCA Principles of Livestock Selection & Evaluation Certification   Veterinary and Animal Science Valued
NHJTCA Equine Management & Evaluation Certification   Veterinary and Animal Science Valued
NIMS Machining Level I - Measurement, Materials, and Safety Certifications    Machining Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Mechatronics, Welding Valued
OSHA 10 Construction   MEP Systems, Structural Systems, Residential & Commercial Construction Recognized
OSHA 10 General Industry   ALL Recognized
OSHA 30 Construction   MEP Systems, Structural Systems, Residential & Commercial Construction Recognized
OSHA 30 General Industry   ALL Recognized
*ParaPro Assessment   Teaching as a Profession (TAP) Recognized
Physical Therapist Aide   Sport & Human Performance Preferred
Registered Behavior Technician   Human and Social Sciences Preferred
*ServSafe Food Handler   Dietetics and Nutrition Preferred
ServSafe Manager Certification   Culinary Arts Preferred
Siemens Level 1 Certified Mechatronic System Assistant   Mechatronics Preferred
Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) Certified Industry 4.0 Associate   Mechatronics Recognized
Southwest Airlines Professional Communications Certification   Agribusiness
Human Resources Management
Valued
*TECTA High School Equivalency Center-based Orientation Certificate   Early Childhood Education Careers (PreK-4) Valued
Tennessee Specific Industry Certification - Animal Science   Veterinary and Animal Science Preferred
Tennessee Specific Industry Certification - Horticulture   Horticulture Science Preferred
Tennessee Specific Industry Certification - Human and Social Science   Human and Social Sciences Preferred
Tennessee Specific Industry Certification -Dietetics and Nutrition   Dietetics and Nutrition Preferred
TN Board of Cosmetology & Barbering - TN Cosmetology 1010   Cosmetology Preferred
TN Board of Cosmetology & Barbering - TN Master Barber 1010   Barbering Preferred
Unarmed Security Guard   Criminal Justice & Correction Services Preferred
Universal R - 410A   MEP Systems Recognized

*Indicates new industry credential approved for 2022-23.