YouScience exam specialists and education and industry subject matter experts reviewed and updated the exams and standards 36 additional exams

AMERICAN FORK, Utah, August 4, 2022 – YouScience the leading student engagement platform that leverages data science to improve student success and bridge the divide between education and careers, today announced they have released six new industry-recognized career and technical education (CTE) exams, through YouScience’s Precision Exams in preparation for the 2022–2023 school year. In addition, 36 other CTE exam standards were reviewed and updated to ensure that they meet the most recent industry standards.

“Today’s job market is changing rapidly. Every few years, we review our exams and bring in feedback from educators, industry experts and others to ensure we are setting the highest of standards with our industry-recognized certifications. It’s critical to keep content and credentialing as up to date as possible to ensure we’re helping students meet the criteria that each industry needs from their employees,” said Edson Barton, Founder & CEO, YouScience. “We’re thrilled to get these exams updated and out the door for students and teachers,” he added.

To meet growing demand, a new addition to YouScience’s credential offering is the anticipated 3D Animation II exam. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of special effects artists and animators is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Significant updates were made this year to the six computer programming exams and standards. These exams and standards have been completely revamped to ensure they stay aligned with rapidly changing technologies. In addition, a new National Law Enforcement Certification available from LAPSEN is available

New CTE Certification Exams Include:

  • 3D Animation II
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Criminal Justice Fundamentals
  • Floriculture, Advanced
  • Medical Anatomy, Advanced
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems I
  • LAPSEN National Law Enforcement Certification

Reviewed and Updated CTE Certification Exams Include:

  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Graphics
  • Automotive Service Fundamentals
  • Business Communications I
  • Business Communications II
  • Business Management
  • Computer Programming I
  • Computer Programming II C#
  • Computer Programming II C++
  • Computer Programming II Java
  • Computer Programming II Python
  • Computer Programming, Advanced
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Exercise Science and Sports Medicine
  • Floriculture
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Interior Design I
  • Interior Design II
  • Landscape Management
  • Marketing I
  • Medical Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nursery Operations
  • Plant and Soil Science I
  • Plant and Soil Science II
  • Retailing
  • Small Engine Repair

Reviewed and Updated CTE Certification Exams Include: CTE Certification Exams with a Name Change Include:

  • Business Leadership I (previously named Leadership Principles I)
  • Business Leadership II (previously named Leadership Principles I)
  • Dietetics and Nutrition I (previously named Food and Nutrition II)
  • Digital Media I (previously named Digital Graphic Arts I)
  • Digital Media II (previously named Digital Media I)
  • Digital Media, Advanced (previously named Digital Media II)

CTE Certification Exams with a Name Change Include:

  • Production Graphics II (previously named Digital Graphic Arts II)
  • Production Graphics II (previously named Digital Graphic Arts III)

Precision Exams are industry-recognized certifications that enable students to validate their learned knowledge and skills in both academic and CTE programs. Precision Exams include more than 200 certification exams. These exams align with the all National Career Clusters and 21st Century Skills. Precision Exams Certifications provide individuals with proof they possess the right skills for in-demand careers and a competitive advantage in career opportunities.

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About YouScience

YouScience is the only provider of a fully integrated platform that delivers highly accurate aptitude-based assessments, personalized career guidance, and industry-recognized certifications, empowering individuals in their educational and career pathways. Leveraging proven research and industry input, YouScience helps individuals identify their natural talents, validate their skills and knowledge, and get matched with real-world educational and career pathways in high-demand occupations. YouScience is the preferred choice of individuals, parents, educators, and counselors to guide and support educational and career pathways, currently serving more than 7,000 educational institutions and nearly one million users.