Third Party Certifications

3rd Party Certifications

Third party certification ensures that graduating students are meeting industry based skill expectations. Experts such as Wilcox, Foster & Pritz and Lualhati argue for a careful and thoughtful implementation of such programming which is based on consideration of multiple criteria to ensure a good fit. The Communication Technologies program supports safety training, third party software exams and had been involved with the development of the Vermont CTE Arts & Communication Assessment.

Safety Certification

Communication Technologies has piloted the use of the online OSHA Ten Hour Safety Course, and is moving towards making completion of this training a program requirement.

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Adobe ACE Certification

Preparation for software certification exams is supported through curriculum that aligns with standards for the following Adobe Certified Expert Exams

• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe InDesign

The Career Development Center supports students in taking these exams by making available information on testing, testing sites and schedules, and by offering transportation as may be needed by exam candidates.

More Information on this program is available at


Communication Technologies has been associated with Print Industries of America / National Association for Printing Leadership/Graphic Arts Research & Education Foundation since.
Participation in national trainings & teacher conference
Student participation in annual graphics competition

Students are eligible to take PrintED/SkillsUSA Skill Connect Assessments in Advertising Design and or Graphic Communications
Seeking Print Ed. program certification is under consideration.
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Vermont CTE Arts & Communication Assessment

Communication Technologies Instructor, Barbara Gorbaty, has sat on the development team for this statewide CTE assessment. During the first pilot in 2013, all program completers passed the exam. The exam has been delivered in 2014 again in pilot form. This is due to the state’s decision to recognize a student portfolio component as a portion of the assessment. As portfolios are the tool by which industry professionals are evaluated, including this within the Arts Assessment process puts the assessment in line with industry expectations.

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