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

Natural Resources Management – West Virginia Customized Test (8993)

Course Category: 
Location: 

NOCTI proctored test centers throughout West Virginia. This assessment is not available through Nocti Business Solutions.

Length: 

Varies. 

Dates: 

September 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Student will be able to: Demonstrate understanding of agribusiness (e.g., SAE, expenses); Demonstrate understanding of animal systems (e.g., breeds of livestock, anatomy); Demonstrate understanding of agriculture innovation and technology; Demonstrate understanding of food products and processing (e.g., protein sources, food preservation); Demonstrate understanding of natural resources (e.g., renewable resources); Demonstrate understanding of plant systems (e.g., plant parts, processes, soil); Demonstrate understanding of power, structural, and technical systems (e.g., measurement); Demonstrate knowledge of leadership development through FFA (e.g., motto, parliamentary procedure, official dress); Demonstrate understanding of soil erosion and conservation (e.g., horizon, contour planting); Exhibit knowledge of spatial tools such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning; Systems (GPS) and their use in resource management (e.g., satellite links, waypoint); Display knowledge of topographic and aerial maps, soil surveys, and soil test results (e.g., benchmark elevation, pH, slope); Demonstrate understanding of the hydrologic cycle (e.g., water holding capacity, acid rain); Exhibit knowledge of watersheds and aquatic ecosystems, (i.e., wetlands, ponds, streams) including wetland functions (e.g., eutrophication, Clean Water Act, water quality); Recognize aspects of aquifers and groundwater protection (e.g., soil drainage, manure nutrients); Identify point and non-point source pollution (e.g., riparian buffers); Define basic forestry concepts (e.g., site index, tree biology, forest measurements tolerant tree species); Display knowledge of dendrology (e.g., simple and compound leaves, samara); Recognize and define best management practices in forestry and state BMP regulations (e.g., prescribed burns); Demonstrate understanding of wildlife management practices (e.g., border cutting, wetland habitat, fall mast production); Exhibit knowledge of environmental regulations and laws (e.g., timber management, protection of imperiled species); Define and recognize aspects of sustainability (e.g., biodiesel); Identify aspects of the impact of international agriculture on U.S. and global natural resources (e.g., cost and availability, entrance of new species into country).

Instruction: 

NOCTI and NBS exams assess an individual's 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 Natural Resources Systems (10/19).

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