Learners can confirm familiarity with a targeted set of knowledge and skills within an occupation.

Using Micro-Credentials

Based on nationally validated, industry-based standards and competencies, micro-credential content is assembled by career and technical education (CTE) teachers with vetted industry experience. All learners can benefit from the opportunity to share a credential earned for a targeted set of skills within their occupational program or career path. Micro-credentials can also serve as a resource for asynchronous, hybrid, or synchronous learning within traditional CTE, training programs, or other specialized educational programs and populations.

Benefits of Micro-Credentials

Created by teachers, for teachers, micro-credentials can serve as learning aids, formative assessments, knowledge checks, or as a means of exploring a particular occupation.


  • Use independently of classroom work.
  • Participate in short focused knowledge check opportunities.
  • Access 24/7.


  • Use as a learning aid, formative assessment, or for individualized education.
  • Incorporate into learner exploration programs.
  • Provide opportunity for learners with diverse needs.


  • Promote CTE to lower grades.
  • Use with career guidance.
  • Incorporate modules as part of CTE career day activities.

Components of a Micro-Credential

Components of Micro-Credentials | Multiple NOCTI Systems

Micro-credentials utilize multiple NOCTI systems to provide an engaging learning and recognition opportunity. Focused on discrete skill sets within an occupation, each micro-credential is divided into three to five targeted skills that focus on enhancing learning and increasing retention. Instructional resources available 24/7 in NOCTI’s LMS quickly guide learners through key concepts.

Teachers monitor learner progress through the Teacher Resource Center and proctor assessments that are delivered through NOCTI’s online testing system. Successful learners are rewarded through NOCTI’s digital badge system. Badge recognition can be shared out through social media or electronic resumes.
Components of Micro-Credentials | Teachers Monitor Learners

Micro-Credential Index

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Targeted Skills

Career Cluster

Access Control Lists

Basics of Access Control Lists, Inbound Access Control Lists, Outbound Access Control Lists, RBAC Versus ACL, Using Access Control Lists

Information Technology

Accounting Confidentiality and Ethics

Confidentiality Breaches, Defining Confidential Information, Protection Responsibility, Unauthorized Disclosures

Business Management & Administration

Ambulating Aids

Canes and Crutches, Mechanical Lifts and Gait Belts, Prosthetic Devices, Walkers, Wheelchairs

Health Science

Aquaculture Basics

Aquaculture Breeds, Aquaculture Structures and Equipment, Aquaculture Water Quality, Establishing an Aquaculture Business, Introduction to Aquaculture

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Architectural Terms and Symbols

Common External Symbols, Common In-House Symbols, Understanding Terminology

Architecture & Construction

Aseptic Technique (Dental)

Chain of Infection, Clinical Asepsis, Procedural Asepsis

Health Science

Aseptic Techniques and Culturing Microbes

Culturing Microbes, Health Care Aseptic Techniques, Lab Aseptic Techniques

Health Science

Automated Manufacturing Control Systems

Automated Control Systems Basics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Fixed Automation Systems, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Programmable Automation Systems

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Basic Construction Hand Tools

Aprons, Hammers, Marking Tools, Measuring Tools, Utility Knives

Architecture & Construction

Basic Construction Math

Area Measurement, Cubic Measurement, Estimation, Linear Measurement and Fractions

Architecture & Construction