Career Certificates

Child Care

Overview of Program
The certificate program in Childcare & Education offered at Smart Horizons Career Online High School teaches and prepares students to obtain the national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification and employment as a childcare worker. Courses include information related to Advancement of Physical and Intellectual Development, Commitment to Professionalism, Effective Program Operation, Enhancement of Social and Emotional Development, Observing and Recording Progress and Behavior of Children, Positive Relationships with Families, Principles of Child Growth and Development, and Safe and Healthy Environment for children and childcare workers.

Courses in Program

What students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Smart Horizons Career Online High School
  • Self-study CDA certificate that meets the 120 clock hours of professional development required by The Council for Professional Recognition in order to obtain the National CDA credential.

Certified Protection Officer

Overview of Program
The Protection Officer Certificate Program teaches and prepares students to obtain a Certified Protection Officer (CPO) certificate and employment as a security guard and/or a protection officer. Courses include information related to the following topics:

  • Report writing
  • Physical security
  • Emergency procedures
  • Workplace violence
  • Traffic control
  • Fire prevention
  • Use of force
  • Operational risk management

Career Courses in Program

What do students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Smart Horizons Career Online High School
  • Self-study CPO certificate that meets the academic requirements to obtain the CPO credential

Certified Transportation Services

Overview of Program

The certificate program in transportation services at Smart Horizons Career Online High School teaches and prepares students to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and employment as a truck driver and/or commercial driver. Courses include information related to driving safety, transporting cargo, transporting passengers, combination vehicles, tank vehicles and hazardous materials.

Courses in Program

What students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Smart Horizons Career Online High School
  • Self-study preparation to obtain a commercial drivers license.

What do students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Smart Horizons Career Online High School
  • Career certificate in Transportation Services from Smart Horizons Career Online High School

Homeland Security

Overview of Program

The certificate program in homeland security at Smart Horizons Career Online High School teaches and prepares students to obtain entry level employment as a security officer, baggage screener, and/or a compliance inspector.

Courses in Program

What students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Smart Horizons Career Online High School
  • Career certificate in Homeland Security from Smart Horizons Career Online High School

Office Management

Overview of Program

The certificate program in Office Management at Smart Horizons Career Online High School teaches and prepares students to obtain a certificate and employment as an office manager, receptionist, data input specialist, and/or a customer service representative. Courses include information related to technological, human resource, and customer services skills.

Courses in Program

What students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Smart Horizons Career Online High School
  • Career certificate in Office Management from Smart Horizons Career Online High School

General Career Preparation

Overview of Program

In the General Career Preparation Program, students gain the skills and knowledge needed for success a variety of career fields. The program also prepares students for career college, vocational training, community college, or continuing education. This is an excellent option for students who are undecided in their career majors, but need career training they can apply in any occupation or course of study. The program stresses the computer and communications skills needed in today’s workplace. Courses focus on the following topics:

  • General computer skills
  • Using popular office software programs such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Email and the Internet
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Managing yourself and others
  • How to be successful in the workplace
  • Workplace challenges and opportunities

Career Courses in Program

What do students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Smart Horizons Career Online High School
  • Professional Skills Development Certificate

Retail Customer Service Skills

Overview of Program

The Retail Customer Service Skills Certificate Program prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers in today’s retail world. This is an excellent option for those already working in a retail environment who want to advance in their careers, or for those interested in starting new retail jobs. The program emphasizes customer service skills that can be applied in a wide variety of retail settings.
Career courses include the following topics:

  • Providing an excellent customer experience
  • Building customer loyalty
  • Dealing with difficult customers
  • Communication skills
  • Time management
  • Working in teams
  • Managing yourself and others
  • How to be successful in the retail world
  • Retail workplace challenges and opportunities

Career Courses in Program

What do students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Smart Horizons Career Online High School
  • Retail Customer Service Skills Certificate>

Food and Customer Service Skills

Overview of Program

The Food and Customer Service Skills Certificate Program prepares students for careers in food services, restaurants, and the hospitality industry.The program emphasizes customer service skills that can be applied in a wide variety of settings. This is an excellent option for those already working in a food services environment who want to apply for management positions, or for those interested in starting new careers.

The program also prepares students for the Prometric Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM) exam.

Career coursework includes the following topics:

  • NEHA professional food management criteria
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) principles
  • Providing an excellent customer experience
  • Dealing with difficult customers
  • Food safety
  • Communication skills
  • Working in teams
  • Managing yourself and others
  • How to be successful in the restaurant/hospitality world
  • Food services workplace challenges and opportunities

Career Courses in Program

What do students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Smart Horizons Career Online High School
  • Food and Customer Service Skills Certificate
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