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What is it?


College offers many technical certificates (credit bearing) that lead to exciting careers specializing in delivering the relevant knowledge to help students emerge with real-world skills.

How is it done?

  • Full time Co-op District Coordinator runs the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Co-op District Coordinator continuously works with industry partners to coordinate skills necessary for employment

  • A minimum of 25 percent of the required credits must be taken in residency at the college to earn a certificate

  • The course catalog has specific information regarding certificates

  • Gainful employment disclosure for financial-aid eligible certificates includes cost, median loan debt, and normal completion time

  • Offer a wide range of certificate programs to train students to meet the demands of the rapidly changing fields of employment

  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to earn certifications

  • Recruit students to programs

  • Offer Co-op Field Experience for students in some certificate programs

  • Cochise offers certifications in:

Administrative Office Aide


Aerospace Thermal Fusion


Aerospace Welding Technology

Linux System Administrator

Automotive Technology

Mechatronic Systems Operating Technician

Avionics Technology

Medical Assistant

Basic Logistics Supply Chain Management

Medication Assistant (Prep for External Licensure)

Carpentry Technology

Nursing Assistant (Prep for
External Licensure)

Chef Garde Manger Apprentice


Chef Patissier – Baker’s Apprentice

PC Maintenance and Repair

Cisco Networking

Practical Nurse (Prep for
External Licensure)

Computer Programmer

Professional Pilot Technology Advanced

Computer-Aided Drafting

Professional Pilot Technology Basic

Digital Imagery and Animation

Public Safety Communications Officer I

  • Cochise certifications/continued:

Electrical Technology


Emergency Medical Technician (Prep for External Licensure)

Retail Management

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management

Social Work

Fire Science Technology

Sous Chef Apprentice

General Business

Utility Industry

General Computer-Aided Drafting

Web Developer

General Welding Technology

Welding Technology

Hazardous Materials Technician

What are the results?

  • Work with industry partners to coordinate skills necessary for employment promotes better work skills for students

What have we learned?

  • Some programs need to have students pass entrance examination test

  • Some programs require separate applications

  • Advanced certificates require students to complete basic certifications

  • Make some certificate programs transferrable for further education opportunities

  • Some certificate programs are available for high school credits

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