Industry-based certifications prepare students for the job market | Education

During each school year, the Victoria ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) department conducts industry-based certification (IBC) testing for students from Victoria East and Victoria West high schools.

The CTE department and teachers have worked to prepare students for such assessments this year. So far, in the 2021-22 school year, more than 300 certifications have been earned by the students.

Certification test names, course(s), and amount earned are listed below by high school.

Victoria East High School

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA): Photoshop; Graphic Design I; 9
  • AWS D.1.1 Structural Steel; Practicum of Manufacturing; 2
  • AWS D9.1 Sheet Metal; Advanced Welding and Welding; 11
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business; Career Prep I & II, Principles of Business, Marketing & Finance; 32
  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Word; Business Information Management I, Principles of Information Technology, Robotics; 20
  • International Academy of Emergency Dispatch Telecommunicator; Law Enforcement II/Criminal Investigations; 3
  • NCCER: Core Level I: Ag Mech and Metal, Construction Tech I, Principles of Construction; 48
  • NCCER: Carpentry Level 1: Construction Tech I; 7
  • Non-Commissioned Security Officer Level 2: Principles of Law & Security; 15
  • Cosmetology: Written Exam: Cosmetology II; 3
  • OSHA 30 Construction: Construction Tech 1; 3
  • Texas State Floral Association Floral Skills Knowledge-Based: Floral Design; 127

Additional industry-based certifications offered during after school homework center, CCMR camps, and Saturday School:

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business (ESB); 18

Victoria West High School

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA): Illustrator; Graphic Design II; 7
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA): Illustrator; Practicum of Graphic Design; 2
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA): Photoshop; Graphic Design I; 33
  • AWS D.1.1 Structural Steel; Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies. Welding 1; 37
  • AWS D9.1 Sheet Metal; Welding 1; 6
  • Cosmetology: Written Exam: Cosmetology II; 4
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business; Career Prep I & II, Digital Art & Animation; 67
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business; Video Game Design; 1
  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel; Rocketry; 4
  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Word; Business Information Management I & II, Robotics; 59
  • International Academy of Emergency Dispatch Telecommunicator; Law Enforcement II/Criminal Investigations; 8
  • International Academy of Emergency Dispatch Telecommunicator; Practicum of Law; 1
  • NCCER: Carpentry Level 1: Construction Tech I; 5
  • NCCER: Core Level 1: Construction Tech I; 3
  • NCCER: Core Level 1/ Electrical Tech course(s); 3
  • Non-Commissioned Security Officer Level 2: Principles of Law & Security; 11
  • OSHA 30 Construction: Construction Tech 1; 3
  • Texas State Floral Association Floral Skills Knowledge-Based: Floral Design; 117

Additional industry-based certifications are offered during after-school homework centers, CCMR camps, additional course(s), and Saturday school.

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business (ESB); 18

VISD’s CTE programs collaborate with business, industry, and higher education to combine academics, workplace knowledge, and the skills that are essential to prepare the future workforce to succeed in an ever-changing global economy.

These programs offer students the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications, allowing for a seamless transition into the workforce upon graduation. These certifications and training can assist students to obtain a job that could pay for college or start a career straight out of high school. Many of the CTE courses offered are articulated with post-secondary institutions, so students are eligible to earn college credit at the same time as earning high school credit at no additional cost to students. Students will continue to test until the end of the school year and into the summer.

To learn more about VISD’s CTE programs and the Industry-Based Certifications currently offered, visit visd.net/certifications.


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