Industry Recognized Credentials for Programming and Web Development

National Certifications

Essential Safety IRC(s)

All programs must (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve Essential Safety credentials to all students in the program. The essential Safety Credential(s) must be recognized state-wide, if not nationally as valuable and should be most applicable to specific program area.

For this Program area, students (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve at least one of the listed Essential Safety credentials.

Certification Certifying Organization
OSHA 10 - General
OSHA

Essential Industry IRC(s)

All programs must (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve Essential credentials to all students in the program.  Credentials on the essential list are included based on the following criteria:

  1. The certification must have high-value currency in the market, which can be gained through various processes including transparency initiatives, general awareness, endorsements and validations, regulations, hiring policies and practices, and/or procedures that can be used to translate the credential into academic credit.
  2. Must lead to improved hiring outcomes and/or increased earnings for students who attain the credential.
  3. Credentials required for employment in program field must be included.

For this Program area, students must (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve earn at least one of the listed Essential Program credentials.

CertificationCertifying Organization

CompTIA ITF+

CompTIA

Certiport ITS-HTML and CSS

Pearson VUE

Certiport ITS-JavaScript

Pearson VUE



Supplemental IRC(s)

Programs may choose to differentiate and expand upon their program by offering additional credentials. Credentials listed as Supplemental/Specialized may include:

  • Credentials that are endorsed by local or regional industry associations or workforce boards
  • Must be attainable for students in the program who master the competencies outlined in the relevant Career Technical Education Framework such as an advanced/stacked credential above the essentials
  • May be equipment, tool, software or process specific if valued by industry.
CertificationCertifying Organization
MTA: Introduction to Programming Using PythonMicrosoft Corporation
MTA: Introduction to Programming Using JavaScriptMicrosoft Corporation
Certified Associate in Software QualityInternational Software Certification Board
Master ACE (Advanced Certified Engineer)The SCO Group
AWS Certified Developer - AssociateAmazon.com Web Services
MTA: Database FundamentalsMicrosoft Corporation
MTA: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSSMicrosoft Corporation
MTA: HTML5 Application Development FundamentalsMicrosoft Corporation
Comp TIA A+Comp TIA
Comp TIA Network+Comp TIA
Comp TIA Security+Comp TIA
Certified Software Development ProfessionalIEEE Computer Society
Professional Cloud Developer CertificationCloud Credential Council
Certified Manager of Software QualityInternational Software Certification Board
Certified Associate in Software TestingInternational Software Certification Board
Certified Network Systems TechnicianETA International
Certified Software Quality AnalystInternational Software Certification Board
Certified Manager of Software TestingInternational Software Certification Board
Professional Cloud Solutions Architect CertificationCloud Credential Council
Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer AssociateMicrosoft Corporation
Software Engineering Master CertificationIEEE Computer Society
Professional Cloud Solutions Architect CertificationCloud Credential Council
Cloud Technology Associate CertificationCloud Credential Council
AEM Dev/Ops EngineerAdobe Systems Incorporated
Professional Software Engineering Process Master CertificationIEEE Computer Society
Professional Cloud DevOps EngineerGoogle Inc.
SAP Certified Development Associate - SAP Cloud SDK Extensibility DeveloperSAP America, Inc.
Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Engineer AssociateMicrosoft Corporation
IBM Certified Solution Deployment Professional - Application Performance Management v8.1.3IBM Corporation
IBM Certified Solution Advisor - DevOps V2IBM Corporation
Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator ExpertMicrosoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer SpecialtyMicrosoft Corporation
Certified Automation ProfessionalInternational Society of Automation
IBM Certified Deployment Professional - Tivoli Monitoring V6.3IBM Corporation
Certified Associate BMC TrueSight Operations Management 11.x for ConsultantsBMC Software, Inc.
Oracle Linux 8 Advanced System AdministrationOracle Corporation
IBM Certified Specialist - Rational DOORS Next GenerationIBM Corporation
SAP Certified Development Associate - ABAP with SAP NetWeaver 7.50SAP America, Inc.
Adobe Experience Manager Forms Developer Expert CertificationAdobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Campaign Classic Architect Master CertificationAdobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Analytics Developer Expert CertificationAdobe Systems Incorporated
Avaya Solutions Developer CertificateAvaya Learning
IBM Certified Solutions Specialist - Rational Team Concert V6IBM Corporation
BMC Certified Associate: TrueSight Capacity Optimization 11.x for UsersBMC Software, Inc.
Certified Internet of Things PractitionerCertNexus
Internet of Things Foundation CertificationCloud Credential Council
Certified Professional BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.xBMC Software, Inc.
Certified Usability AnalystHuman Factors International
Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Developer AssociateMicrosoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Functional Consultant AssociateMicrosoft Corporation
Certified LabVIEW Embedded Systems DeveloperNational Instruments Corporation
SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9SAS Institute, Inc.
Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer AssociateMicrosoft Corporation
Certified Software TesterInternational Software Certification Board
Certified Linux System AdministratorLinux Foundation
Certified Associate Business AnalystInternational Software Certification Board
Big Data Foundation CertificationCloud Credential Council
Professional Scrum Master level IIScrum.org
Professional Scrum Master level IIIScrum.org
Cisco Certified DevNet AssociateCisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified DevNet ProfessionalCisco Systems, Inc.