CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION
Professional and Technical Education Certificates of Completion are designed to prepare students for relatively quick and direct entry into the workforce. A certificate is awarded for a prescribed professional and technical education program of study and may be from 45+ credits in length. Most certificates offered by TVCC are three quarters in length or less and may include related instruction in communication, computation, and human relations skills. Most certificates are also part of a career pathway that can lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Students must complete certificate requirements with at least a 2.0 grade average.
CAREER PATHWAYS CERTIFICATES
Pathways assists students interested in transitioning from school to the workforce and back to school, as they continue their education. Career Pathways provide students a track to higher learning through professional and technical education certificates, degrees,and skill in high-demand occupations.
Career Pathways offers short-term certificates (12-44 credits) and technical training designed to upgrade skills and increase earning potential. Career Pathways Certificates are designed and developed in partnership with industry and allow students to "step in and out" of their education with no loss of earned credits. More information on the available Career Pathways Certificates can be found at www.tvcc.cc/academics/cte/career_pathways/.
A number of the professional and technical education programs prepare students to test for various industry certifications. Industry certification is recognized by employers as evidence that an individual has demonstrated a skill level that is required or recommended by the industry.
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