Certificates and Licensure are needed for careers and jobs that require proof of skill based on knowledge rather than a degree. Certifications and Licensure show that an individual is competent both in current theory and skills necessary for employment in the specified career field and/or job. This also shows they have met all industry, state, and/ or national requirements for employment.
Mountainland Technical College (MTECH) students are expected to familiarize themselves with the polices and procedures of both the College and their specific program or courses. Detailed information concerning graduation requirements is available in Program Details on the program page. Responsibility for satisfying all graduation requirements rests upon the student. MTECH reserves the right to change graduation requirements at any time.
MTECH confers Program Completion Certificates upon students who successfully complete all the academic and skill-based requirements for their specific program. Completing a program does not guarantee the student will receive a state/national licensure, an industry certification, or employment. State/national licensure or industry certifications are required for employment in some occupations and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain them.
This level of recognition is established in many career fields to help establish a professional standard and code on a national scale. Training programs that lead to a national certification generally require the completion of a national exam and through an authorized professional body. While this level of certification represents competencies usually established by a national board of professionals, individual states may also require the completion of other state level exams or certifications in order to practice in the workforce.
State Licensure / Certification
This level of recognition gives program completers permission to practice in a specified career. Such licenses or certifications are usually required in order to regulate types of careers or operations that are deemed to involve a high level of specialized skill, or that may directly or indirectly threaten or be dangerous to a person or the public. This often involves examinations, at a state level, and varies greatly for different occupations.
Industry certifications are usually skill-specific for a type of process, product, or understanding of unique skills needed for employment or advancement in the workforce. These types of certifications are a designation earned by a person to assure qualification in performing a job or task. Most industry certifications are affiliated with professional associations interested in raising the standards in the workforce and are therefore considered a particularly unbiased barometer of your skills.
MTECH Program Completion Certificate
An official credential documenting that the student has completed a program. Each program certificate indicates that a student is prepared for entry into specified employment related to the program.