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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nail Specialty - New York Customized Test (7416)

Course Category: 
NOCTI proctored test centers throughout the United States. This assessment is not available through Nocti Business Solutions.
September 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 
MSDS; Hazardous material communications; First aid; Local state and federal safety codes; General salon/clinic safety; Difference between sanitation and sterilization; Regulations; Chemical methods/physical methods; Sanitary rules and regulations; Methods of infectious control; OSHA regulations; AIDS awareness; Hepatitis; Mold fungus; Blood borne pathogens; Viruses; Infections and their prevention; Sanitation/sterilization; Basic manicures; Men's manicure; Nail shape and color analysis; Types of massage; Massage of hand and arm; Mold fungus; Disorders of the nails and skin; Foot disease; Nail structure; Lifestyle profile; Diagnosis of skin type and nail plate type and shape; Nail services; Nail services and product usage; Cell metabolism and structure; Tissues and organs; Systems or the body and their relationships; Bones, muscles, nerves of hand, arm, leg and foot; Histology of skin and HS function; Procedure of tip application; Removal techniques; Tips with acrylic overlay; Trouble shooting; Application tip overlay; Natural nail overlay; Sculptured nail; Mending and repairing; Re-balance and repair problem nails; Chemical reaction to liquid and powder; Procedure for paraffin treatment; Massage manipulation; Massage of foot/leg; Removal of old polish; Portfolio; Professional organizations; Career opportunities; Wrapping technology silk, fiberglass, linen; Surface wrapping natural nail and mending; Tip overlay; Liquid nail wrap maintenance; Procedure; Gel over nail tips; Strengthening natural nail with gels; Procedure repairs and cracks proper clean up; Removing gels and tips; Nail sculptured technology; Application of nail forms. Performance Component: Table Set-Up (8%); Basic Manicure (29%); Tip Application - Shaping (11%); Wrap Application (14%); Acrylic Application (19%); Polish Application and Sanitation (11%); General criteria for overall test (8%).

NOCTI exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Manicuring (11/13) (11/18 revalidation) (11/23 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.