Southern State understands that employers are looking for employees who are up-to-date with current technologies. Make your personal brand stand out in a crowded job market by validating your skills—and building your confidence—with professional certifications of in-demand skills that make you marketable to employers.
Southern State is a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center. We provide on-site, on-demand testing for certification and professional licensure exams. Pearson VUE offers testing for hundreds of certifications and qualifications including (but not limited to):
Southern State is a Certiport Authorized Test Center. We provide on-site, on-demand testing for certification and professional licensure exams. Certiport offers testing for hundreds of certifications and qualifications including (but not limited to):
ACT WorkKeys® Assessments are the cornerstone of ACT workforce solutions. The assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace, and help measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance. We are currently offering:
Individuals who successfully complete the three WorkKeys Assessments – Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents – earn the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® (WorkKeysNCRC®), a valuable credential for students and job seekers seeking to verify foundational workplace skills.
The Applied Math assessment measures critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving techniques for situations that actually occur in today's workplace.
Workplace graphics come in a variety of formats, but all communicate a level of information. From charts to graphs, diagrams to floor plans, identifying what information is being presented and understanding how to use it are critical to success.
Employees need to be able to understand written text to do a job. The Workplace Documents assessment measures the skills people use when they read and use written text such as memos, letters, directions, signs, notices, bulletins, policies, and regulations on the job.
Workplace demand for digital media skills using Adobe's video, graphic and web design software is on the rise. Expand your career opportunities and demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communication tools. We are currently offering certification testing for:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- Adobe Animate
- Adobe Premiere
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign
American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and membership society for the multiple allied health professionals. AMT is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for all its competency-based examinations. Upon completion of the Southern State Medical Assisting program or Allied Health Phlebotomy Technician program, students can take their certification test conveniently located at our on-campus Test Centers. Register for your test at home.pearsonvue.com/amt.
Southern State teaches toward this certification in Phlebotomy Technology
Southern State teaches toward certification in Medical Assisting Technology
Southern State teaches toward certification in Medical Administrative Skills/Technology
Strong design software skills are a great asset in both the academic and professional arenas. Teaching students to use state-of-the-art Autodesk® design software such as AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Maya, 3DS Max, and Fusion 360, along with providing Autodesk Certified User certification gives them a significant advantage in achieving college or career success.
Cisco Networking Academy identifies and develops the skills people and businesses need to thrive in a changing economy.
Employers worldwide recognize the quality of the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum in preparing students for networking IT jobs. More than 1 million students participate each year, and 1.2 million students obtained new jobs between 2005 and 2013.
Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2233 – CISCO Introduction to Networks & CSCI 2236 – CISCO Routing and Switching Essentials courses.
CompTIA A+ Certification
A+ is the starting point for a career in IT. The performance-based exams certify foundational IT skills across a variety of devices and operating systems.
CompTIA Security+ Certification
Security+ provides a global benchmark for best practices in IT network and operational security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT.
Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CYBR 2210 – Introduction to Cybersecurity course.
CompTIA CySA+ Certification
Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) applies behavioral analytics to the IT security field to improve the overall state of IT security.
Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CYBR 2220 – Ethical Hacking course.
CompTIA PenTest+ Certification
CompTIA PenTest+ is for intermediate level cybersecurity professionals who are tasked with penetration testing to manage vulnerabilities on a network.
Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CYBR 2230 – Advanced Cybersecurity course.
The Test Centers offers a convenient online GED certification for adult learners. The exam lets the candidate work independently and, by completing a section early, the candidate can move onto the next section without having to wait.
Register for your test at ged.com.
Earning high school credentials and developing basic technology skills are cornerstones for success in today’s world and Southern State wishes to support the enterprising individuals looking to achieve these goals. Southern State’s Adult Opportunity Center offers GED preparation classes to assist a candidate in getting ready for the exam. Participants in the AOC’s program receive discount vouchers to take the online GED exam.
Southern State is a Certiport Authorized Test Center and offers Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) testing. We are currently offering:
Microsoft Office 2013, 2016, 2019, and O365
MOS: Microsoft Office Word
Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2219 – Word Processing I course.
MOS: Microsoft Office Excel
Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2218 – Excel course.
MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint
Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2217 – PowerPoint course.
MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook
Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2216 – Outlook course.
MOS: Microsoft Office Access
Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2213 – Access course.
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has prepared and awarded more than 750,000 certifications to healthcare students and professionals, providing them with nationally recognized measurements of competency paired with easy-to-use study tools and personalized customer service. Upon completion of the Southern State Medical Assisting program or Allied Health Phlebotomy Technician program, students can take their certification test conveniently located at our on-campus Test Centers.
Southern State teaches toward certification in Medical Assisting Technology
Southern State teaches toward certification in Medical Assisting Clinical Technology
Southern State teaches toward certification in Medical Assisting Administrative Technology
Southern State teaches toward certification in Billing & Coding Specialist
The OAE: Initial Licensure program is designed for candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator licensure OR who are adding a new licensure area. The tests included in the program assess content-area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge.
Register for your test at pearsonvue.com/oae.
Bookkeeping in the 21st century requires more than knowledge of GAAP principles or an eye for detail—students need relevant computing skills. Intuit® QuickBooks, the industry leader in managerial accounting software for entrepreneurs and small business, provides an easy-to-understand platform for students to grasp accounting concepts while honing skills in the most prevalent bookkeeping application in small business today. Students can validate their QuickBooks knowledge by becoming an Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU).
The ServSafe Ohio Food Handler Online Course and Assessment has been approved by the Ohio Department of Health, ODH #89-17, for food service operations and retail food establishments that need Level One Training.
Register for your test at https://www.servsafe.com/.
Please complete and submit this form or contact the Test Centers Proctor to schedule a test or if you have any questions.