Micro-Credentials

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

Using Micro Credentials

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, validation of competence, or as a means of exploring a particular occupation.

Learners

  • Earn recognition for technical knowledge.
  • Use independently of classroom work.
  • Control individual learning pace.
  • Preview a career field of interest.

Teachers

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

Schools

  • Ramp up modular, stackable, and competency-based credentialing content.
  • 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 prior to the attempt of a credentialing assessment.
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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Title

Targeted Skills

Career Cluster

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

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

Basic Multimeter Use

Common Types, Controls and Inputs, Electrical Symbols and Components, Use and Safety

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Basic Wooden Framing Materials

Lumber Defects, Lumber Dimensions, Lumber Notation, Sheet Goods

Architecture & Construction

Basics of Workplace PPE

Body Protection, Eye and Face Protection, Hearing Protection, Respiratory Protection, Risk Management

Cross-Cluster

Bloodborne Pathogens Standards (Dental)

BBP Concepts, Incident Response Protocol, Preventing BBP Exposure

Health Science

Child Care Safety Hazards

Child Supervision Techniques, Fire Safety Practices, Hazardous Material Storage, Maintain Furniture, Materials, and Toys, Maintain Outdoor Spaces and Equipment

Education & Training

Client Draping

Cape Types and Cleaning, Chemical Draping Service, Wet and Dry Draping Service

Human Services