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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.

2020-22 Tennessee Student Industry Credentials
Credential Program(s) of Study Tier
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
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
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 Fundamentals Cook (CFC) Culinary Arts Preferred
Certified Hospitality & Tourism Professional Hospitality & Tourism 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, Cynersecurity, 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
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
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 & Commecrical 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 Structrual Systems Preferred
NCCER Carpentry Level Two Structrual 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 Plumbing Level One MEP Systems 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, Mechatonics, 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
Physical Therapist Aide Sport & Human Performance Preferred
Registered Behavior Technician Human and Social Sciences 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
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 Dietitics 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