CTE Program Certifications and College Credits

  • Successful completion of a CTE program can result in industry certification or college credit. Find out the possibilities for each career cluster and program by scrolling the table below.

    BCCC = Baltimore City Community College; CCBC = Community College of Baltimore County

    CTE Pathway Program Exam Leading to Certification Articulation Agreement Leading to College Credit (no. of possible credits)
    Arts, Media and Communication
    Graphic Communications (PrintEd)
    PrintEd certification
    Statewide agreement with Bridgemont Community and Technical College (16)
    Interactive Media Production
    Adobe Certified Associate exam for Adobe Creative Suite
    World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) certification as web designer apprentice or apprentice webmaster
    Agreement with CCBC for Media Production Technology: multimedia technology (9) or mass communications (3)
    Business, Management and Finance
    Academy of Finance
    Microsoft Office Specialist–Basic (Word or Excel)

    College-Level Examination Program for financial accounting, introductory business law, information systems and computer applications, principles of management or principles of marketing
    Business Administrative Services
    Business Management
    BCCC for Entrepreneurship (6)
    Finance and Accounting
    CCBC for Accounting (3)
    CCBC for Accounting (3)
    Construction and Development
    Construction Trades Professions: carpentry
    National Construction Career Test (NCCT), core and Level 1 end-of-course assessments
    CCBC for Construction Management (3), or BCCC for Construction Supervision (9)
    Construction Trades Professions: electrical, plumbing or masonry
    BCCC for Construction Supervision (9)
    Construction Maintenance: welding
    BCCC for Construction Supervision (9)
    Construction Maintenance: HVAC
    NCCT, core and HVAC end-of-course assessments  
    Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)
    Autocadd Certified Associate CCBC (6) or BCCC (9)
    Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism
    Academy of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
    ProStart and ServeSafe certifications  
    Culinary Arts: baking
    Food and Beverage Management (ProStart)
    CCBC for Hospitality Management (11); BCCC for dietetic technician (4) or Hospitality Management–food service (3)
    Lodging Management Program
    Certified Rooms Division Specialist
    Careers in Cosmetology
    Maryland State Board exam
    Health and Biosciences
    Academy of Health Professions: nursing/Allied Health
    Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant
    BCCC through Allied Health (7)
    Academy of Health Professions: pharmacy technician or surgical operating room technician
    Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam or National Center for Competency Testing Tech in Surgery certification or credential exam
    BCCC for Surgical Technology program (4)
    Emergency medical technician
    Emergency Medical Technician Basic First Responder test
    BCCC (7)
    Biomedical Sciences: Project Lead the Way
    Statewide agreement with Stevenson University (4, with required minimum GPA and final exam scores in all four high school courses in the program)
    Human Resource Services
    Early Childhood Education/Childcare
    90-hour childcare certificate  
    Teacher Academy of Maryland
    ParaPro (for paraprofessionals)
    Towson University, General Education requirement (3)
    Homeland Security–GIS
    GIS/RS certification
    Law and Leadership
    Mediation exam
    BCCC for legal assistant (5); CCBC for paralegal (3), pre-law (3) or criminal justice (4)
    Information Technology
    Information Support and Services
    Microsoft Office specialist, Microsoft-certified Desktop Support Technician
    BCCC for network specialist (9)
    Database Academy (Oracle)
    Oracle-certified associate (OCA1 or OCA2)
    CCBC for Information Technology (19), Simulation and Digital Entertainment (10) or Web Technology (16)
    IT Networking Academy (Cisco)
    Computer Technology Industry Association A+, Cisco-certified Entry Network Technician
    CCBC for Network Technology (20)
    Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology
    Pre-engineering: Project Lead the Way
    Assessments in Principles of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Design, Digital Electronics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Statewide agreement with credit issued through the Rochester Institute of Technology
    Transportation Technologies
    Automotive Technician
    National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation or Automotive Youth Education Systems end-of-course assessments
    Statewide agreement with CCBC (18) and Penn College (15)
    Autobody/Collision Repair Technician