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Achieve your career goals by making the journey as simple as possible with Cengage. Meeting this goal requires skill development, content understanding and a connection to your industry of study. That’s why we’ve developed interactive and engaging solutions like MindTap with skill-building simulations and exam prep materials designed around key industry standards and certifications.

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Our goal is to provide you with access to the latest tools and resources designed to teach you the most current International Codes® and skills standards available in construction—that’s why we partner with the following organizations:

International Code Council (ICC)  
The ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.

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Home Builders Institute (HBI) , the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
HBI developed the National Skill Standards  with construction professionals and educators for the construction trades to support the development of a skilled workforce.

We developed the Residential Construction Academy Series , which is based on the National Skill Standards for residential construction to educate this workforce.

  • Student Certification  is available and administered through the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) in specific trade areas.
  • Instructor Certification  courses are offered online in partnership with Ohio State University (OSU), and applications are reviewed by HBI/NAHB.
  • Program Credentialing and Professional Development are also available.

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ADDA, ICC logos

Our solutions cover topics and related materials covered in the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) Curriculum Certification Standards and the ADDA Certified Drafter Exam Review Guide.

Our Architectural Drafting and Design, 7e  resource is also endorsed by the International Code Council (ICC). 

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NFPA (NEC), ICC logos

Cengage works closely with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Code Council (ICC) to develop and distribute the latest code solutions to our customers. Our solutions range from print to digital resources—each designed to teach users the National Electrical Code® and how to apply it on the job.

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We have several solutions that teach to important HVAC/R standards and certifications. Our best-selling, comprehensive Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 8e  solution, preps users for the following exams:

  • Industry Competency Exam (ICE)
  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
  • HVAC Excellence Exam Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)
  • United Association (UA) STAR certification
  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) voluntary
  • HVAC/R technician certification and home-study examinations

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Cengage Mechanical Engineering solutions align to the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 standards for manual and computer numeric control (CNC) machining. NIMS standards are written and validated by industry professionals and are frequently evaluated and updated as procedures and guidelines change. Cengage solutions ensure students are learning up-to-date industry knowledge and practices to prepare them for the workforce.

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The NIMS Machining Level 1 Study Guide from Cengage, developed in partnership with NIMS, empowers machining students and working professionals to achieve success on the NIMS Level 1 certification exam.

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We Support ASE Education Foundation

Cengage Automotive and Diesel solutions are designed to address the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation standards by delivering the theoretical and practical knowledge students need to repair and service modern automotive and diesel systems. The solutions are specifically correlated to the Task Lists contained in each level of program accreditation: Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR), Automotive Service Technology (AST) and Master Service Technology (MAST). As a result, these solutions help prepare students for the ASE Student Certification Test . Acquiring an ASE Student Certification is a great first step towards a successful career as a technician!

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ASE We Support Professional Certification

Cengage provides students and professionals with print and online ASE Technician Test Preparation (TTP) solutions. Our test-prep is a comprehensive, all-in-one approach to preparing for the ASE Certification Test. By achieving ASE Certification , the technician can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the latest industry standards, leading to enhanced employability.

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Cengage is committed to boosting students’ employability! There is no better way to do that than by helping students achieve ASE Professional Level Certifications. In collaboration with ASE, Cengage is excited to offer the ASE Certification Voucher . This voucher gives students access to all the ASE Professional Level Certification Tests, except for the advanced areas (L1, L2 and L3), for the discounted price of $67 (includes one registration fee and one test fee).

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Aligns with Sense/AWS logo

Cengage Welding solutions align to the American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE 2.0 standards to ensure students are receiving quality instruction in line with current industry standards. These guidelines help ensure students are learning the content covered by the SENSE Student Exam and are critical for future job success.

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