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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

Agriculture Mechanics (2102)

Course Category: 
Location: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length: 
Varies.
Dates: 
September 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: demonstrate positive safety attitudes and responsibilities; outline basic emergency procedures,  equipment safety systems and consumer liability issues associated with them; demonstrate structural and environmental safety; exhibit knowledge and proficiency of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) procedures; exhibit knowledge and proficiency of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) procedures; exhibit knowledge and proficiency of gas cutting and welding procedures; exhibit knowledge and proficiency of plastic welding procedures; exhibit knowledge of milling machines, lathes, grinders, and saws; exhibit knowledge and proficiency of fluid power system; exhibit knowledge and proficiency of engine system; exhibit knowledge and proficiency of electrical system; exhibit knowledge and proficiency of power train system; service and maintain machines and equipment; identify and analyze machines and equipment components; troubleshoot and diagnose machines and equipment; disassemble and reassemble machines and equipment, test operation, and make adjustments as necessary; solve problems to determine voltage, amperage, resistances, and wattages; exhibit knowledge and show proficiency with use of a voltmeter, ohmmeter, ammeter, or wattmeter; exhibit knowledge and proficiency of structural wiring; disassemble, clean, and reassemble electric motors; exhibit knowledge and proficiency of plumbing procedures; demonstrate knowledge of framing process and identify appropriate building materials; calculate board feet and cost of materials; demonstrate knowledge of concrete structures; read and interpret blueprints and plans; demonstrate knowledge of roofing and ventilation systems; complete a bill of materials; calculate cost of a project; accurately record and interpret nameplate information; calculate cost of operating equipment; establish and maintain effective business strategies and interpersonal communication skills; calculate, maintain, and analyze accurate business records; display knowledge of basic information management skills; set up and adjust field survey equipment; calculate, measure, maintain, and analyze data from field survey; complete differential or profile leveling problem; read and interpret maps including property, township, zoning, and topographical maps; demonstrate familiarity with national environmental agencies such as Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); examine career opportunities in the agriculture power and systems technologies; identify advanced training or post secondary education needed for careers in agriculture power and systems technologies; demonstrate knowledge of personal characteristics important to specific occupations in power and systems technologies. Performance Component: Horizontal Square Groove Butt Weld - SMAW (22%); Oxyacetylene Cutting (19%); Troubleshoot and Diagnose a Gas Engine (20%); Install a Switch to Control a Light (12%); Mark a Common Rafter (16%); Set-up and Instrument Leveling of the Farm Level (11%).

Instruction: 

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

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Agricultural Mechanics or Agricultural Maintenance (11/13) (11/18 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.

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