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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

Fundamentals of Construction (0177)

Course Category: 
Location: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length: 
Varies.
Dates: 
September 2013 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: demonstrate understanding of the role that safety plays in the construction industry and the idea of a safety culture and its importance in the construction industry; demonstrate understanding of the meaning of jobsite safety and  the role of OSHA in jobsite safety; demonstrate knowledge of on-the-jobsite safety, including basic first aid, fire prevention, and proper lifting; demonstrate understanding of appropriate safety precautions to take around common jobsite hazards; Demonstrate safe behavior on and around ladders and scaffolds; define safe work procedures to use around electrical hazards; demonstrate the use and care of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); exhibit knowledge of how to properly don and remove personal protective equipment (safety goggles, hard hat, personal fall protection, etc.); identify causes of accidents and the impact of accident costs; define hazard recognition and risk assessment techniques; identify struck-by hazards and demonstrate safe working procedures and requirements; identify caught-in-between hazards and demonstrate safe working procedures and requirements; identify other construction hazards on the jobsite, including hazardous material exposure, environmental elements, welding and cutting hazards, confined spaces, and fires; Identify construction site hazards dealing with work around cranes, loaders, excavation equipment, all-terrain forklifts, etc.; demonstrate understanding of how to visually inspect hand tools to determine if they are safe to use, and use tools safely; exhibit understanding of the basic procedures for taking care of hand tools; demonstrate understanding of the use of hammers (e.g., claw, ball-peen, sledge); demonstrate understanding of the use of ripping bars and nail pullers; Demonstrate understanding of the use of chisels and punches; Demonstrate understanding of the use of screwdrivers (e.g., Phillips, spade, slotted), wire cutters and pliers (e.g., crimping/lineman's, locking nose, tongue in groove); demonstrate understanding of the use of wrenches (e.g., combination, crescent); demonstrate understanding of the use of sockets and ratchets; demonstrate understanding of the use of levels (e.g., laser, torpedo, 2-foot, 4-foot and 6-foot) and squares (e.g., rafter, combination, T); demonstrate understanding of the use of rules and measuring tools (e.g., tape, laser); demonstrate understanding of the use of plumb bob and chalk lines; demonstrate understanding of the use of utility knives, jab saw, coping saw (dull vs. sharp); identify the general safety rules for operating all power tools, regardless of type; Identify the general safety rules for properly maintaining all power tools, regardless of type; identify, exhibit understanding of, and use stationary power tools in a safe and appropriate manner; demonstrate understanding of the use of drills (e.g., power, cordless, hammer and impact wrenches); demonstrate understanding of the use of saws (e.g., table, miter, compound, slide, chop, circular, saber/jig); demonstrate understanding of the use of grinders (e.g., angle) and sanders (belt, palm, and orbital); demomstrate understanding of the use of pneumatically-powered nail guns. Performance Component: Circular Saw (19%); Drill Holes (37%); Pneumatic Fasteners (19%); Jobsite Hazards (25%).

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 Fundamentals of Construction (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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