Save hundreds of dollars and jump-start your career by earning some of industry's most sought-after certifications while you're still in high school.
2014-2015 Credentials Report
The Career Advantage
It's true! Employers want to know their applicants have the skills needed for immediate success on the job, and they rely on widely accepted certifications and credentials as evidence of that expertise. You can wait until you're out of high school to earn the credentials, spending your own money and losing opportunities to those already certified. Or, you can earn the same credential in high school, jump-starting your career while saving a lot of money.
Certifications & Credentials You Can Earn
Adobe Certified Associate
Autodesk Certified User
Certified SolidWorks Associate
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Intuit QuickBooks Certified User
Microsoft Office Specialist
National Academy Foundation’s Academy of Engineering
National Academy Foundation’s Academy of Finance
National Academy Foundation’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
National Center for Construction Education and Research
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence/ASE Certification
North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate
North Carolina Certified Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide
North Carolina Early Childhood Education Credential
Various credentials can be earned through the Caterpillar Apprenticeship Training in Welding program.