CTE

Career & Technical Education

Assessments

A student who completes an approved Trade and Technical Education program has the opportunity to take a nationally-recognized, industry-based technical assessment. Successful completion of a technical assessment is required for a student to earn a technical endorsement on the high school diploma. A sampling of assessments that are currently being used in trade and technical programs can be found at the following external web sites:

Appearance Enhancement Content Cluster

NYS Appearance Enhancement Licensing Exams
www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/appearance/appearance.html

Automotive, Heavy Equipment, Marine and Small Engine Content Cluster

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
www.ase.com/Home.aspx

ASE/NATEF/AYES
www.natef.org/Home.aspx

ICAR: Collision
www.i-car.com/index.shtml

Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP)
www.mecp.com/Home.aspx

Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC)
www.eetc.org

Aviation Content Cluster

FAA: Pilot Exam
www.faa.gov/pilots/testing

Construction Content Cluster

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
www.nccer.org

HVAC Excellence
www.hvacexcellence.org  

ESCO - H.E.A.T
www.escoinst.com 

Computer Repair and Programming Content Cluster

CompTIA: A+, Network+, Security+
www.comptia.org/home.aspx

Cisco
www.cisco.com/web/learning/certifications/index.html

C-Tech Copper Network Cabling, Fiber Optic Networking Cabling, ISCET
www.ctechprograms.com

TestOut: PC Pro, Network Pro, Security Pro
www.testout.com/home/certification/testout-pro-certifications

Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement & Protection Services Content Cluster

International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)
www.ifpo.org

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
www.nfpa.org

Graphic Arts/Media Communications Content Cluster

Adobe Certified Expert Exams (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver…)
http://training.adobe.com/certification.html

Certiport Auto Desk, Auto CAD
www.certiport.com/portal/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=667&roleid=101 

Manufacturing Content Cluster

American Welding Society (AWS)
www.aws.org/w/a

Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC)
www.msscusa.org

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
www.nims-skills.org/web/nims/home

Multiple Content Cluster Areas

SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System Exams
www.workforcereadysystem.org/ 

National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)
www.nocti.org/

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: November 22, 2013