The first exit on your T-2-4 highway is earning an industry certification or license. These validate to future employers a level of proficiency you have mastered.

Click on the icons to learn more about the certification and see what is offered by program and class in the chart below.

3D Animation

  • Autodesk 3Ds Max Design Certified User (Year 2)
  • Autodesk 3Ds Max Design Certified Professional (Year 4)

Agricultural Science

  • Certified Veterinary Assistant Level 1 (12th grade, multiple courses)
  • Texas State Florist High School Floral Certification (Floral Design)
  • Texas Hunters Education Certification (Wildlife)
  • Texas Boaters Education Certification (Wildlife)

Architectural Design

  • AutoCad Certified User (Year 2)
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified User (Year 3)

Graphic Design

  • Adobe Certified Associate – InDesign (Year 1)
  • Adobe Certified Associate – Illustrator (Year 2)

Commercial Photography

  • Adobe Certified Associate – Photoshop (Year 1)
  • Adobe Certified Expert – Lightroom (Year 2)

Computer Tech

  • CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) (Year 1)
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) (Year 2)
  • Comptia A+ Certification (Computer Maintenance)
  • Dell Hardware Maintenance Certification (Computer Maintenance)


  • Cosmetology Operator License (Year 2)

Criminal Justice

  • Texas Emergency Dispatchers Certification (Law 2)

Culinary Arts

  • ServSafe Food Service Manager Certification (Chef Training)
  • ServSafe Food Handler Certification (Year 2)


  • Apple Final Cut Certified Associate (Year 2)

Hotel Management

  • AHLEI Certified Guest Service Professional (Year 1)
  • AHLEI Certified Hospitality & Tourism Professional (AHLEI) (Year 2)


  • ACT Work Keys


  • Military Pay Grade Increase Upon Enlistment for 2+ Years JROTC
  • Red Cross First Aid

Westchester Students

  • International Baccalaureate Career-Related Certificate (IBCC)