Gainful Employment


The Department of Education has issued rules surrounding gainful employment. It is required that institutions of higher education who offer one year certificate programs provide information on all non degree programs pertaining to employability. These programs are defined as programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

For additional information about Gainful Employment Programs regulations, please visit the

U.S. Department of Education website.

Accounting/Bookkeeping Certificate
Agribusiness Technology Certificate
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Diploma
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology – Comfort Cooling Certificate
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology – Heat Pump Certificate
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology – Heating Technology Certificate
Applied Animal Science Technology Certificate
Automotive Systems Technology Diploma
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate
Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate
Business Administration Diploma
Business Administration Certificate
Business Administration/Operations Management Certificate
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Diploma
Collision Repair and Refinishing Certificate
Computer Information Technology Diploma
Computer Information Technology Software Applications Certificate
Computer Integrated Machining Diploma
Computer Integrated Machining Basic Machining Certificate
Computer Integrated Machining CNC Operator Certificate
Computer Integrated Machining CNC Programming Certificate
Computer Integrated Machining Computer Aided Manufacturing Certificate
Computer Integrated Machining Coordinate Measuring Machine Certificate
Computer Integrated Machining Intermediate Machining Certificate
Criminal Justice Technology Management Certificate
Criminal Justice/Latent Evidence Certificate
Dental Assisting Diploma
Early Childhood Administrator’s Certificate
Early Childhood Certificate
Early Childhood Special Needs Certificate
Infant/Toddler Care Certificate
Emergency Management – Management Certificate
Industrial Systems Certificate
Industrial Systems Technology – Industrial Controls Certificate
Industrial Systems Technology – Maintenance Management Certificate
Industrial Systems Technology – Mechanical Systems Certificate
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Drafting Certificate
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Engineering Technology Certificate
Mechanical Engineering Technology – Tool Design Certificate
Mechatronics Engineering Technology Certificate
Medical Office Administration/Medical Coding Diploma
Medical Office Administration/Medical Transcription Diploma
Medical Office Administration/Medical Insurance Certificate
Network Technology – Routing and Switching Certificate
Nursing/Practical Diploma
Office Administration – Diploma
Office Administration Certificate
Office Administration/Microsoft Applications Certificate
Pharmacy Technology Diploma
Phlebotomy Certificate
Simulation and Game Development Certificate
Sustainability Technology – Building Science Certificate
Sustainability Technology – Energy Management Certificate
Sustainable Agriculture Certificate
Turfgrass Management Technology Certificate
Welding Technology Diploma
Welding Technology Certificate
Welding Technology – MIG Welding Certificate
Welding Technology – Stick Welding Certificate
Welding Technology – TIG Welding Certificate