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Certificates Overview


Career Pathways can assist students interested in transitioning from school to the workforce and back to school, as they continue their education. Career Pathways provide students a track to higher learning through career and technical education certificates, degrees,and skill in high-demand occupations.

Career Pathways offers short-term certificates (12-44 credits) and technical training designed to upgrade skills and increase earning potential. Career Pathways Certificates are designed and developed in partnership with industry and allow students to "step in and out" of their education with no loss of earned credits. More information on the available Career Pathways Certificates can be found at

TVCC Career Pathways Certificates Offered
Addiction Studies: Recovery Coach

Aviation (Fixed-Wing or Helicopter): Aviation Safety Management Systems
Business Office-Administration: Office Assistant
Early Childhood Education: Child Development Associate
Early Childhood Education: Early Intervention 
Equine Business Management Technician
Industrial Manufacturing & Automation Controls: Control Systems Operator
Industrial Manufacturing & Automation Controls: Industrial Maintenance Technician
Medical Assistant: Patient Services Representative
Natural Resources: Conservation Technician
Natural Resources: Geospatial Analyst
Natural Resources: Range Management Technician
Ranch Management: Ranch Animal Technician
Welding Industrial Technology: Combination Welder
Welding Industrial Technology: Maintenance Welder
Welding Industrial Technology: Production Welding Specialist
Wildland Fire Management: Wildland Fire Technician


A number of the career and technical education programs prepare students to test for various industry certifications. Industry certification is recognized by employers as evidence that an individual has demonstrated a skill level that is required or recommended by the industry.

Nursing Assistant (Certified)   CNA

Treasure Valley Community College is offering Nursing Assistant Courses throughout the year.  This is a 155-hour program which includes clinical experience at local healthcare agencies and a CPR class.  For information please contact our Nursing department at 541 881- 5940.


Career and Technical Education Certificates of Completion are designed to prepare students for relatively quick and direct entry into the workforce. A certificate is awarded for a prescribed professional and technical education program of study and may be from  45+ credits in length. Most certificates offered by TVCC are three quarters in length or less and may include related instruction in communication, computation and human relations skills. Most certificates are also part of a career pathway that can lead to an Associates of Applied Science degree.

Students must complete certificate requirements with at least a 2.0 grade average.