Credentials Available Through CTE Courses in Onslow County

  • Credentials are defined as certifications issued by professional associations, vendors, or employers. Credentials demonstrate that the student or employee "has acquired the designated knowledge, skills and abilities to perform a specific job" (Bielick, Cronen, Stone, Montaquila & Roth, 2013). A credential can be based on a written, oral or performance-based examination, or some combination of the three, and may require a prescribed period of supervised practice after successfully passing the exam.

    Credentials differ from licenses, which are generally issued by a governmental entity. Licenses frequently are required for a practitioner to enter a field, while credentials help potential employees get hired or qualify them for a higher pay level but are not legally mandated.

    The following credentials are available through CTE Courses in Onslow County Schools:

    • CPR
    • EverFi
    • First Aid
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Adobe Dreamweaver
    • NC Hunter Safety Course
    • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry
    • OSHA 10-Hour Health Occupation Industry
    • OSHA 10-Hour Industry Certification
    • NC Nurse Aide I
    • AutoDesk Certified Inventor
    • W!SE Financial
    • Customer Service and Sales Certification
    • GMAW
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Microsoft Office Specialist-Word
    • Microsoft Office Specialist- Access
    • Microsoft Office Specialist- Excel
    • Microsoft Office Specialist- PowerPoint
    • NCCER Credential
    • NIMS (Emergency Management) Credentials
    • ServSafe Food Protection Managers Certification®