Blueprints

A valuable preparation tool, Blueprints contains competency lists, percentage breakdowns, sample questions, and skill-based job examples. Teachers and students use Blueprints to identify the skills and knowledge needed in a particular career path and to focus studying on areas needing improvement. Use the index below to search for Blueprints alphabetically, by credential category, or by career cluster.

Credential Categories

Job Ready

Measure the skills of those who complete a technical program. Job Ready credentials consist of both knowledge-based and skill-based components which can be administered together or independently.

Pathway

Broader in scope than Job Ready credentials, Pathway credentials measure technical skills at the cluster and pathway level as well as soft skills and academic skills relevant to the occupation.

Employability Skills

NOCTI’s Employability credentials measure the skills representing critical knowledge needed for success in the workplace.

Foundational Concepts

NOCTI’s Foundational credentials measure an individual’s understanding of a set of core skills and key concepts within a career field.

Partner Network

NOCTI is the partner for many professional organizations offering certificate programs for students to earn a credential or certification.

Teacher

NOCTI offers teacher assessments in over 50 technical areas to states and higher education institutions across the nation.

Micro-Credentials

NOCTI is currently developing an exciting new credentialing opportunity. Students earn digital badges for micro-credentials to demonstrate mastery of specific competencies. Stay tuned for more information.

Blueprint Index

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Title

Category

Career Cluster

Partner

21st Century Skills for Workplace Success

Employability Skills

Employability Skills

ISA

A*S*K Entrepreneurship/Management

Partner

Business Management & Administration

A*S*K Institute

A*S*K Finance

Partner

Finance

A*S*K Institute

A*S*K Fundamental Business Concepts

Partner

Business Management & Administration

A*S*K Institute

A*S*K Fundamental Marketing Concepts

Partner

Marketing

A*S*K Institute

A*S*K Fundamentals of Ethics

Partner

Business Management & Administration

A*S*K Institute

Accounting

Teacher

Business Management & Administration

None

Accounting Foundations

Foundational

Business Management & Administration

None

Accounting-Advanced

Job Ready

Business Management & Administration

None

Accounting-Basic

Job Ready

Business Management & Administration

None

Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals

Partner

Manufacturing

SME

Administrative Assistant

State Program

Business Management & Administration

Pennsylvania

Administrative Assisting

Job Ready

Business Management & Administration

None

Administrative Assisting

Teacher

Business Management & Administration

None

Administrative Assisting-PILOT

Pilot

Business Management & Administration

None

Administrative Services

Pathway

Business Management & Administration

None

Advertising and Design

Job Ready

Marketing

ISA

Advertising and Design

Teacher

Marketing

None

Advertising and Design-PILOT

Pilot

Marketing

None

Aerospace Engineering – Course 1

Partner

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

SREB

College Credit Recommendations

College Credit Recommendations

NOCTI credentials offer college credit recommendations. Experienced industry experts and professors working with the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS), have evaluated the rigor of NOCTI credentials to translate the content into college credit equivalencies. College credit equivalents for NOCTI’s credentials may be found on the NCCRS website. Students may also request an official transcript from Excelsior College by completing an application.

Workforce Competency Credential

Students have the ability to validate skills with NOCTI’s certification. The Workforce Competency Credential is issued to individuals scoring at or above the NOCTI criterion-referenced cut score on a current NOCTI Job Ready, Pathway, or Employability credentialing assessment.

Workforce Competency Credential