Industry-Recognized Credentials

 

Industry Credential 

Point Value Toward Graduation

How Do I Earn This?

CPR First Aid

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Take CPR/First Aid Course and Pass Test -

Ohio Agribusiness Association-Agribusiness and Production Systems Certification



The Ohio AgriBusiness Association provides an industry-recognized, agribusiness credential that verifies high school student expertise in the areas of agriculture, agribusiness and production systems.

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You must receive credit Ag Business I AND at least three other classes from the following list:  

  • Food and Natural Resources
  • Animal & Plant Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Greenhouse and Nursery Management
  • Livestock Selection, Nutrition & Management
  • Building Principles

You must also document at least 500 hours of work on your SAE project(s) and identify the Ohio Agricultural & Environmental Systems Career Field Technical Content Standards achieved through their SAE.

Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification

The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by Elanco, a global company developing products to improve animal health and protein production in more than 90 countries. 

The certification validates individuals are more qualified and prepared to enter a wide variety of roles in one of the largest industries in the world. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jumpstarting individuals’ careers.



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The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and skills from the following weighted industry standards:


  • General Animal Science
  • Animal Breeding
  • Animal Health and Wellness
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Management Practices

 

Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification


The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by Elanco, a global company developing products to improve animal health and protein production in more than 90 countries.

The certification validates the knowledge and skills necessary to begin animal health care careers. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter a variety of roles within the veterinary, animal science and health industries. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers.

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The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and skills from the following weighted industry standards:


  • Veterinary Terms and Terminology
  • Animal Welfare and Behavior
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Veterinary Medical Applications

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America - Approved Veterinary Assistant


While every position within the veterinary practice team is important, veterinary assistants play a pivotal role, literally.


In the course of a single day, an assistant provides help to veterinarians and veterinary technicians which in turn allows those team members to perform the tasks and responsibilities of their positions. The next minute, the assistant may be helping a client understand why having their pet's teeth cleaned is so important or providing a receptionist with a second set of hands at the front desk. Helping to fill scripts, keeping exams rooms cleaned and prepped, setting up lab work, helping with inventory, updating medical records, assisting with nursing care - there are more things that veterinary assistants do in a day than most people realize.

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You must enroll in an online course from an approved NAVTA institution.  Upon completion of the online program you must pass the online exam.  

Ohio Certified Nursery Technician - Grower


The grower is the foundation for the green industry. To have healthy plants to sell, the nursery employee must be knowledgeable in a wide variety of subjects including plant identification, plant development and health, growing and harvesting techniques, plant nutrients, pest and disease control, plant maintenance, and more.

 

 

 

 

Ohio Certified Nursery Technician - Landscape

The public, architects and contractors rely on landscape contractors and installers for dependable landscape construction techniques and horticultural expertise. To provide sound, scientific horticultural advice and proper installation, the landscape installer must be knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas including plant identification, plant usage, plant health, soils, turfgrass management, use of pesticides, construction techniques, design, sales, and more.


Ohio Certified Nursery Technician -  Garden Center


The retail nursery is the information center on which homeowners have come to rely for dependable horticultural expertise. To provide sound, scientific horticultural advice to customers, the garden center employee must be knowledgeable in a wide variety of subjects including proper plant usage, plant health, soils, turfgrass management, landscape design, proper planting and maintenance of nursery stock, and more.


Ohio Certified Nursery Technician -  Master Technician


The Master Technician status is granted to individuals who have successfully attained certification in all three areas of specialization. Once a person achieves the Master status, he or she must keep all three specializations current in order to keep the Master designation.

 

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Ohio Certified Nursery Technician

Study materials and examinations are prepared and conducted under the direction of ONLA’s Certification Committee.

You must register to take the industry exam. To be eligible to register, you need to complete the following:

  • Complete a Horticulture program of study by passing 3 of the following courses:
    • Food & Natural Resources
    • Greenhouse & Nursery Management
    • Floral Design & Marketing
    • Sports Turf Science
    • Landscape Systems Management 
  • Work at least 500 hours in a Green Industry job placement (select Ag Capstone courses can help you to secure job opportunities to receive these hours)
  • In order to earn this credential you must pass your designated technician exam and the core components.  

 

 

Ohio Department of Agriculture -

Commercial Pesticide Applicator License














Department of Agriculture - 

Private Pesticide Applicator License

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This license enables a person to spray or apply chemical pesticides for a business or as part of their own business. It is also needed by a person working for a government entity if they are to be applying pesticides.  To earn the license, you must sit for a test over CORE application principles, as well as one specific application category. Good for 1 year from the test date, and you must renew it annually.  5+ hours of continuing education are required in order to renew.

 

The Private Pesticide Applicator license is required for any individual who uses or directly supervises the use of any restricted use pesticide for purposes of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him or his employer. To earn this license, you must sit for a test over CORE application principles, as well as applicable category requirements for the business.  Good for one year, you must retest annually.

 

Equipment & Engine Training Council Compact Diesel Engine Certification Test


Equipment & Engine Training Council Components OPE Electrical Certification Test

Equipment & Engine Training Council Components Plus Certification Test


Equipment & Engine Training Council Driveline-Hydraulics Certification


Equipment & Engine Training Council Generator Certification


Equipment & Engine Training Council Two Stroke Gasoline Engines and Electrical Test


Equipment & Engine Training Council Four Stroke Gasoline Engines and Electrical Test


Equipment & Engine Training Reel Technology Certification Test

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EETC certification tests are 150 multiple-choice questions measuring your knowledge in various content areas.


The test questions focus on practical problems encountered in day-to-day work situations, and are written and approved by committees of carefully selected experts. Each of these committees represents a cross-section of relevant industry representatives, including working technicians, educators, manufacturers, distributors, and dealers. This procedure ensures that the tests are fair for all without bias toward any specific equipment type, make, or manufacturer.


When you earn EETC certification, passing with a 70% or higher, you will receive a certificate, certification patch and chevron for your work uniform.


 

Briggs & Stratton Master Service Technician


Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician certification holders are recognized among the best in the

business. Having this certification allows students to increase their value as entry- and advanced-level workers by

demonstrating advanced mastery in operational theory, governor systems, ignition systems, fuel systems and

carburetors, charging systems, diagnostics, failure, and warranty analysis of small engine systems. Students who

obtain the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician certification have marketable skills giving them a

competitive edge.

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MST Exam Info

You must pass all 6 MST Exams in order to achieve the status of MST.You will immediately be recognized as a Master Service Technician. 


Test focus on: Troubleshooting, diagnostics, general knowledge and theory, fuel systems, failure analysis, and Briggs and Stratton Products, 



All MST Exams require a passing score of 75%.You must pass all 6 MST Exams within the previous 12 months.

You only retake passed exams taken more than 12 months ago.


 

Ohio Commercial Driver's License


An Ohio CDL is a commercial driver’s license for the State of Ohio. Having this credential allows students to obtain jobs as a Professional CDL Class A Truck Driver in one of the fastest growing industries in America.

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To obtain a CDL or Commercial Learner Permit (CLP), a driver is required to be at least 18 years old, possess a valid Ohio driver license, and provide proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency in the United States.


Knowledge Tests

A knowledge test is required for each class of vehicle, for each endorsement and to remove the air brake restriction. If any knowledge test is failed, the applicant must wait one day to retest.


Skills Tests

The driver must provide a vehicle appropriate for the class of license he or she is applying for, including a bus (designed to carry 16 or more persons including the driver) if applying for a passenger endorsement. Third-party testing sites may have vehicles available for rent. If any part of the skills test is failed, the driver must wait one week to retest.


Skills testing consists of:

  • Pre-trip inspection (driver is permitted 30 minutes to complete)
  • Basic maneuverability test (driver is permitted 40 minutes to complete)
  • Road test

See Mr. McClain for more information and cost.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

10-Hour Training


OSHA 10-hour training is designed for entry-level workers in construction and general industry. While the OSHA Outreach Training Program is voluntary, employers may require you to earn an OSHA 10 card before you start work. Acquiring an OSHA 10 DOL card proves to employers that you have completed 10 hours of OSHA-authorized training on critical workplace safety topics. Entry-level workers with this credential have industry-specific knowledge and skills that help prevent injuries and keep workplaces safe and productive.

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What Is OSHA 10 Training?

OSHA 10-hour training teaches basic safety and health information to entry-level workers in construction and general industry. It is part of the OSHA Outreach Training Program, which explains serious workplace hazards, workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file an OSHA complaint.


The course can be completed 100% online at your own pace and earn an official OSHA 10 card from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) — a common requirement for employment in construction and other industries.


See Mr. McClain for more information and cost.

Marysville Ag Science
800 Amrine Mill Rd
Marysville, Ohio 43040

Phone: (937)578-6307