Industry Certification Pathways
The Center for Distance Education is proud to provide preparatory courses for students to earn industry recognized certifications. The guide below provides students with the career tracks, average salary, industry certifications available, and the courses CDE suggests are completed prior to signing up for a certification exam.
Career Track: Allied Health Assistant
Average Salary: $25,000 - $44,000
CDE Prep Courses
- Health Science Foundations 1a and 1b
- Anatomy and Physiology 1a
- Medical Terminology 1a and 1b
- Allied Health Assistant 1a and 1b
- Health Science Theory 1a and 1b (Available Soon)
National Health Science Assesment (NHSA)
The National Health Science Standards and the NHSA are supported by the Tri-Council of Nursing (American Association of College of Nursing; American Nurses Association; American Organization of Nurse Executives; National League of Nursing) and endorsed by Health Professions Network (HPN) in successfully preparing health science students for transition into postsecondary health science programs. Upon successful passing of the test, a student is awarded a certificate of proficiency on the health science standards.
NOCTI Job Ready credentials measure the skills of those who complete a secondary or post-secondary technical program. These credentials consist of both a written and performance component.