Technology is ever-changing and improving. Advances in fiber optic cable installation, renewable energy, and data communication have opened up entirely new industries thereby adding thousands of jobs to the market. Consequently, employers are actively seeking a knowledgeable workforce, which makes an industry-specific certification a great way to gain an edge over the competition. Candidates seeking certification should have either 1-2 years relevant field experience or have enough education to provide them with a firm grasp of the technology before taking any exam. Passing our certification exam proves that a candidate is competent, and more than capable to start working in their chosen field.
The Society for Technical Excellence offers credentialing opportunities for individuals in all areas of technology including telecommunications, digital home, computer hardware and software, and alternative energy.
Career and technical certifications bridge the gap between knowledge and experience and several STE partnership schools offer hands-on opportunities as part of student training and education. Certification, following one’s educational program, is essential in today’s workplace. Hiring managers value career and technical certifications when onboarding A-players or when promoting from within.
The Computer Technology certification is becoming increasingly important as computers find their way into more people's daily lives. Candidates are expected to have working knowledge in legacy operating systems as well as in new systems with a focus on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Individuals should be capable of building computers from parts, actively troubleshooting drivers, performing processor and speed diagnostics, understanding system settings and system configurations, and performing calibrations. With a certification in computer software and hardware, technicians will be validated as being fully qualified to build computers and understand peripherals.
An Occupational Certification is ideal for those who like to work with their hands. It covers a number of fields, ranging from Culinary Arts to Plumbing, HVAC and Welding. Candidates should be familiar with the area in which they are seeking certification and have at least 1-2 years of field work or a comparable amount of education before sitting for an exam. Holding a certification in one of our vocational programs shows a potential employer that the certification holder is qualified to hit the ground running with minimal additional training.
The medical industry has been growing consistently for several decades and does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. There are many ways to enter the field that do not involve years in medical school. With certifications in CPT and ICD Coding, Anatomy, Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, and Medical Legal Issues, the medical certification program covers all aspects of the healthcare and related insurance industries. It is strongly recommended that candidates prepare for the examinations with a preparatory course.
The soft skills certification program includes Spanish, Paralegalism, Critical Thinking Skills, and Telecommunications Math Skills. These are the types of skills that can translate across many different fields and industries. Unlike other STE certification programs, exams are not geared toward one particular field. Instead, these exams are meant to improve one’s work in any chosen field, whether it be using logic to solve complex issues or simply communicating more effectively with native Spanish speakers.