Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires a student must be enrolled in an educational program that leads to an associate degree or prepares the student for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Further, colleges are required to disclose information about programs which are identified as “financial aid eligible” and prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The list below links to the eligible programs and the Gainful Employment Statement for each program.

Technical Certificates

Technical Certificate programs are usually one year in length with a major in an occupational area. Certificate programs differ from associate degree programs because they are presented at a different educational level and are developed in response to employment needs identified by local curriculum advisory committees.

Allied Health & Nursing

Phlebotomy

Practical Nursing

 

 

Applied Technology

Advanced Manufacturing

Construction Technology

Graphic Communications

Welding

Behavioral Health

Cosmetology

Early Childhood Education

 

Certificate of Proficiency

Certificates of Proficiency are usually less than a year in length and provide focused training in a specific technical area which leads to gainful employment.

Allied Health

Emergency Medical Tech

Nursing Assistant

 

Applied Technology

Advanced Manufacturing

Agriculture Mechanics &
      Equipment Machine  
      Technology

CDL/Truck Driving

Computer Art & Design
Construction Technology

Graphic Communications

HVAC (not eligible)

Welding (General, Inert,
     Mild)

Business

Accounting

Business

Cyber Security

Maintaining & Managing Personal Computers

Medical Coding

Microsoft Operating Systems Desktop Support

Programming/Coding