Seniors enrolled in Parkway West programs may earn industry certifications and college credits by:
becoming a completer
scoring Competent or Advanced on NOCTI exam
The NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) exam is a Standardized tests for students studying career and technical programs in the United States. It is the largest provider of industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for career and technical education (CTE) programs across the nation. Whether using assessments to meet Perkins accountability requirements, to guide data-driven instructional improvement, or to assist with teacher evaluation systems, NOCTI provides a credible solution through its validated and reliable technical skill assessment.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education supports career and technical education students aligning their high school courses to a college program in order to complete a degree, diploma or certificate. SOAR programs articulate skills and tasks gained at the high school level to course credit earned in a postsecondary degree, diploma or certificate program.
SOAR programs can help students:
Prepare for entering the job market with college and career ready skills
Choose the best career pathway
Save money on college tuition
Save time by not duplicating coursework in college
* Not applicable to all programs. Check with Student Services for program eligibility.