Career and Technical Education Certificate Titles

The following CTE certificate titles are categorized by the national Career Clustersexternal link.

The certificate requirements for each title are available at Search Certification Requirements and the occupational work experience descriptions for each title are available on the Career and Technical Education Experience Requirements webpage.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • Agricultural Engineering and Mechanics
  • Agricultural Production, Science, and Business (formerly the Animal Production, Science, and Business certificate title)
  • Animal Science
  • Natural Resources and Ecology
  • Plant Science

Architecture & Construction

  • Carpentry
  • Computer-Aided Drafting
  • Drafting
  • Electrical
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Residential/Commercial Maintenance and Remodeling

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

  • Commercial Art
  • Dance Music
  • Dance – Classical Ballet
  • Dance – Modern
  • Drama
  • Textile and Design Cluster
  • Media Communications
  • Printing and Lithography (previously taught under the former Graphic Imaging (to Include Printing/Lithography) certificate title)
  • Professional Photography

Business Management & Administration

  • Business (CTE) (formerly the Business and Entrepreneurship (CTE) certificate title)

Education & Training

  • Teacher Education and Training

Health Sciences

  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Laboratory Assisting
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Nurse’s Assisting
  • Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • Pharmacy Assisting
  • Physical Therapy Aid
  • Practical Nursing
  • Sterile Processing

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Culinary Careers
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Travel Services

Human Services

  • Barbering (previously taught under the former the Cosmetology/Barbering certificate title)
  • Cosmetology (previously taught under the former the Cosmetology/Barbering certificate title)
  • Early Childhood Development and Learning (previously taught under the Human Services/Family Studies Cluster certificate title)
  • Esthetics
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Human Services and Family Studies Cluster
  • Nail Specialty
  • Personal Trainer Assisting

Information Technology

  • Computer Technology

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

  • Computer Forensics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Emergency and Fire Management Services
  • Forensic Science
  • Law Enforcement Services
  • Legal Services
  • Security Operations


  • Electrical/Electronic Occupations (Repair and Installation)
  • Electro-Mechanical Equipment Occupations (Repair and Installation)
  • Textile Production and Fabrication
  • Machine Tool Operations/Machine Shop
  • Optical Mechanics
  • Upholstering
  • Welding

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

  • Electrical/Electronic Technology
  • Geospatial Intelligence/Geographic Information Systems
  • Mechanical Technology

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

  • Airframe Maintenance and Repair
  • Avionics
  • Aeronautics (formerly the Avionics Trades (Ground School Training) certificate title)
  • Drone Technology
  • Ground Support Operations
  • Motorcycle, Marine and Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Power Plant Maintenance and Repair
  • Professional Diving
  • Vehicle Body Repair and Painting
  • Vehicle Mechanical Repair (Including Heavy Equipment Operation and Repair)
  • Warehousing
Last Updated: March 28, 2023