Senior Only Credential Program for Districts and Schools

Boost the employability of every student graduating from your high school with an industry-recognized credential!


New! A handout for your district or school (en Español) to promote this exciting opportunity to your students and their families.


students.pngDistricts and schools have great flexibility in creating a Senior Only Credential Program for students. It allows a district or school to schedule instructional time based solely for the student to achieve an industry-recognized credential.

A senior-only credential program is a type of career-technical education program.

Schools and districts that want to set up Senior Only programs should contact the career technical planning district. The planning district can assist you with your application and EMIS reporting. Career technical planning districts’ deadline for approving new senior-only programs for the 2018-2019 school year is March 1, 2018.

State-approved senior only programs receive career-technical education funding. Schools and districts also may offer credentials to students outside of a career-technical education program by incorporating credential training into new or existing classes. Schools and districts that want to integrate credentials into existing or new courses in the 2017-2018 school year can contact Leah Amstutz at leah.amstutz@education.ohio.gov or (614) 644-5924.

The list includes credentials in these 10 career fields:

Search the credentials below and look for the () that identifies the credentials that can be earned in one school year. Each credential links to the credentialing organization for more information on how that credential can be earned.

Agriculture and Environmental Systems Agriculture/Environmental Systems
 
Arts and Communications Arts and Communications
 
Business and Finance Business and Finance
 
Construction Construction
 
Education and Training Education and Training
 
Engineering Engineering
 
Health Health
 
Information Technology Information Technology
 
Law and Public Safety Law and Public Safety
 
Manufacturing Manufacturing
 

Last Modified: 9/15/2017 11:35:43 AM