You may be wondering how employers will know what skills you've mastered during your time at Mid. The College has partnered with organizations representing a wide range of career fields to highlight these skills and award industry-recognized skill certifications. Remember to list these certifications on your resume to alert potential employers that you are ready for real-world work.

As part of this effort, Mid is affiliated with NC3, the National Coalition of Certification Centers, a nationwide network of education/training providers and corporations that develops, implements, and sustains industry-recognized certifications built on national skills standards. Through Mid's affiliation with NC3, the College is able to broaden the number of industry certifications you can earn.

Over 590 NC3 Industry-Recognized Certifications have been issued to Mid students since the Fall 2018 semester!

Certifications earned or awarded as you progress through a Program or Pathway at Mid.

Administrative Assistant Professional (AAP)

  • Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist
  • Gregg College Keyboarding
  • LinkedIn Learning: Social Media Marketing
  • LinkedIn Learning: Marketing on Facebook
  • LinkedIn Learning: Instagram
  • LinkedIn Learning: Marketing on Pinterest
  • LinkedIn Learning: Email and Newsletter Marketing Foundations
  • LinkedIn Learning: Learning Instagram and Marketing on SnapChat
  • LinkedIn Learning: Marketing and Monetizing on YouTube
  • LinkedIn Learning: Learning with your mobile device

Advanced Integrated Manufacturing

  • NC3/Snap-on & Starrett Precision Measurement
  • NC3/Snap-on Multimeter
  • NC3/FESTO PLC Level I
  • NC3/FESTO AC/DC Level I
  • NC3/FESTO Fluid Power Hydraulics Level I
  • OSHA & MIOSHA Industrial Safety
  • FANUC Programming Certification
  • FANUC Vision & Sensor Certification
  • Armstrong Tool Safety
  • American Welding Society Sense Level I

Automotive & Diesel Service

  • NC3/Snap-on & Starrett Precision Measurement
  • NC3/Snap-on Multimeter
  • NC3/Snap-on Wheel Service & Alignment
  • NC3/Snap-on Battery Starting & Charging
  • NC3/Snap-on Torque Fundamentals
  • NC3/Snap-on Automotive Scanner Diagnostics

Computer Aided Drafting & Design

  • Certified SolidWorks Association (CSWA) Exam
  • Stratasys Additive Manufacturing

Facilities, Heating, Refrigeration, & Air Conditioning

  • NC3/Snap-on & Starrett Precision Measurement
  • NC3/Snap-on Multimeter
  • NC3/Trane Residential Systems
  • EPA-Refrigerant Handling
  • NATE Industry Competency Exams
  • Seal Tight Gas Line


  • American Welding Society Sense Level I

Certifications you're prepared to earn as you complete courses or a Program or Pathway at Mid.

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Cisco Cybersecurity Operations
  • Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • LPI Linux Essentials

Medical Assistant

  • State Licensure


  • State Licensure

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • PTA students take the National Physical Therapy Examination, a national exam, and their score, if acceptable, allows for licensure in every state, but students must apply for a license in the state in which they choose to work in.


  • National Licensure

Early Childhood Education

  • State of Michigan Infant-Toddler Lead Teacher Qualification
  • State of Michigan Program Administration Qualification

Automotive & Diesel Service

  • State Licensure Exam
"Certifications are a crucial piece to the puzzle in solving today’s skilled trades workforce shortage. Earning these certifications is a great investment for both the future employee and the employer. For the employee, certifications are a specialized training that pierces through unnecessary rhetoric to provide the tools and training necessary for a specific job of their interest. Tools that are meaningful and focused in providing practical skills for success in the workplace. For the employer, certifications are a “flag raised high” to pinpoint potential candidates in a crowd. A flag that signifies the future employee has practical skills and tools for success which flatten the curve and shorten the time to make the new employee a productive and effective team member."

Brian Sheets, Executive Manager of Employee Development and Quality Assurance at Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing, Inc.

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The National Coalition of Certification Centers was established to address the need for strong industry partnerships with educational institutions in order to develop, implement, and sustain industry-recognized portable certifications that have strong validation and assessment standards. [NC3]