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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

Precision Machining - Teacher Test (5176)

Course Category: 
Location: 
NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.
Length: 
Varies.
Dates: 

September 2010 - December 2018. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: demonstrate safe work habits and operating procedures; clean and maintain personal work area and equipment; select and appropriately use cutting fluids; appropriately identify and use personal protection equipment (PPE) and environmental and safety considerations established by the EPA, OSHA, and listed in MSDS publications; identify, select, and calibrate precision and semi-precision measuring tools; measure workpiece to verify compliance with print specifications; display knowledge of quality control standards and process improvement; identify the properties and characteristics of common metals; identify the steel identification system (ANSI); identify properties that affect machinability; identify heat treating processes and objectives; interpret blueprints with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (G D and T) symbols; develop a production plan based on blueprint specifications; identify and safely use hand tools and power tools; grind and shape tools using a pedestal/bench grinder; perform semi-precision layout; identify parts and preventive maintenance of a band saw; explain safe principles of operation; set up and perform band saw machine operations; identify parts and preventive maintenance of a lathe; explain safe principles of operation; select and maintain appropriate tools; calculate appropriate cutting speed, feed rate, and depth of cut; grind and form lathe tools; describe various workholding methods (independent, universal, collet, faceplate, between centers, steady and follower rests); set up and perform lathe machine operations (turning, boring, threading, taper turning, knurling, grooving and cut-off, drilling and tapping, filing, polishing); explain and perform threading procedures; identify appropriate uses for carbide inserts and parts and preventive maintenance of a mill; explain safe principles of operation; select and maintain appropriate tools; calculate appropriate cutting speed, feed rate, and depth of cut; describe various workholding methods (mill vise, table set-ups, angle plates, rotary table/index, v-blocks); set up and operate milling machines (head alignment, indicate the vise, select tool holder, establish a part zero, set DRO); identify parts and preventive maintenance of a surface grinder; select appropriate grinding wheel; explain safe principles of operation; describe the axis and coordinate systems; read and write basic machine code; and manually program, setup, and operate a CNC machine. Performance Component:  Milling Operations (50%), and Lathe Operations (50%). 

Instruction: 

NOCTI teacher exams assess individuals' technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Introduction to Engineering Technology, Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering Technology, or Introduction to Precision Manufacturing Technology (5/12) (12/16 revalidation).

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