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Titles of all evaluated learning experiences in Active Credentials

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length:
Varies.
Dates:

May 2012 - Present. 

Objectives:

Students will be able to Interpret and comprehend technical and general interest in written material; apply understanding of the material to job tasks; perform math operations using whole numbers, fractions, and percentages; use statistics (mean, mode, median, standard deviation) to monitor processes and quality of  performance; use mathematical reasoning to solve word problems and interpret graphics; use algebra-based formulas; determine purpose and audience; gather information; plan the format/layout; write a first draft; edit and revise to ensure document is complete, clear, concise, correct, courteous, and coherent; use effective communication skills; Provide and comprehend directions or instructions; give and respond to oral reports or presentations; participate in group or team discussions and engage in conversations with coworkers, supervisors, and clients; utilize word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; transfer the operating principles of one application to another similar application; use the knowledge of computer logic, operating systems, and basic troubleshooting techniques; Use social media appropriately and effectively, in personal and professional situations; Differentiate among types of problems (technical, human relations, ethical); use established methods of problem-solving and decision making in individual and group settings; apply previous learning to situations where problems must be solved or decisions made quickly; test solutions or decisions to determine effects or to identify related problems; identify the company’s mission and the individual employee’s contribution to that mission; identify how the company functions within the broad world of business, industry, and service; interpret organizational policies and procedures; explain the necessity and benefits/disadvantages of organizational change; explain basic economic concepts; exhibit responsibility; exhibit professional practices; explain basic legal and fiduciary obligations; cooperate in a pleasant and polite manner with clients, coworkers, and supervisors; exhibit flexibility and adaptability; work independently; exhibit willingness to learn; exhibit interest in making the organization more effective and productive; maintain work standards in the midst of change; identify ways in which individual employees represent the organization; exhibit a neat appearance and demonstrate elements required in professional settings; limit tardiness, early departures, and absences to legitimate and essential occasions; explain the importance of satisfactory attendance to the overall operation of the business; negotiate anticipated absences according to company policy; notify the supervisor of unanticipated absences; attend team meetings, focus on the topic/purpose, offer facts and ideas, and help others to contribute and look for ways to help others; recognize others for their contributions; let others know what is needed to get the job done; provide clear documentation of assignments, goals, and timelines; explain the importance of teamwork to the overall operation of the business; identify healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self; identify ways to reduce or prevent injuries and illness; identify the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur; list the advantages and disadvantages of being an entrepreneur; identify aspects of owning or starting up a small business; calculate, track, and evaluate income and spending; evaluate savings and investment options to meet short and long term goals; analyze the costs and benefits of various types of credit and debt; and identify and evaluate types of risk and insurance.

Instruction:

NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Workplace Literacy or General Business (5/12) (12/16 revalidation).

Location:
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length:
Varies.
Dates:
September 2012 - Present.
Objectives:

Students will be able to journalize an opening entry; interpret information contained in source documents; follow principles of double-entry bookkeeping in the journalizing process; record entries in special journals; total and post special journals; adjust for bad debts using direct write off or allowance methods; analyze transactions involving owners' equity; post from special journals to general and subsidiary ledger accounts; use multi-column ledgers and computerized posting methods; use appropriate posting references; prove accuracy of posting to ensure entries are in-balance; calculate employee earnings based on hourly and/or salaried time records; enter payroll data in a payroll earnings record; demonstrate familiarity with electronic payroll data entry; complete a payroll register; prepare a payroll check and check stub with appropriate information; record information found on W-4 forms in employee data section; demonstrate understanding of payroll taxes; demonstrate understanding of employer payroll liabilities; journalize payroll entries at end of earnings period in appropriate journals; demonstrate understanding of processes and functions of payroll records; reconcile a bank statement; follow-up on outstanding checks, including voiding and/or reissuing checks; demonstrate familiarity with online and electronic banking procedures; exhibit understanding of credit cards and/or debit cards; demonstrate knowledge of a merchandise inventory account; analyze effects on accounts by the purchase and sale of merchandise; determine the cost of merchandise sold; prepare adjusting entries based on physical inventory; complete Accounting Cycle; complete 8 or 10 column worksheets; prepare the needed financial statements from a completed worksheet; verify the financial statements against the worksheet for accuracy; record and post adjusting and closing entries; locate and correct accounting errors; prepare post-closing trial balance from general ledger; identify uses of various business forms used in bookkeeping and/or accounting; locate data from a bookkeeping and/or accounting record or source document; manipulate electronic data for various bookkeeping and/or accounting purposes; use a calculator, adding machine, and computer; demonstrate ability to understand charts and graphs; demonstrate familiarity with basic computer terminology and spreadsheet software; demonstrate understanding of cash or accrual accounting; demonstrate understanding of departmentalized accounting and terminology related to accounting; establish and replenish the petty cash fund; apply various methods of maintaining inventory; differentiate between proprietorship, partnership, and corporation; demonstrate accounting procedures used in partnerships; record accounting entries for the installment payment systems; determine uncollectible accounts through aging of accounts receivable; record bookkeeping entries for distributing dividends; recognize and understand the concept of goodwill; record entries for research and developmental costs; demonstrate understanding of stocks, dividends, declarations and payments; record entries for corporations issuing cash dividends; analyze and project net yearly income. Performance Component: Journal Entries (27%), Posting Verification (10%), Payroll (12%), Complete Worksheet (7%), Financial Statements (14%), Ratio and Partial Horizontal Analysis (10%), and Advanced Journal Entries (20%).

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 Accounting (5/12) (5/17 revalidation). NOTE: The title Advanced in this case is useful for NOCTI purposes only and does not imply comparability to an Advanced Accounting college course. Content is duplicative of Accounting - Basic. 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.

Location:
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length:
Varies.
Dates:
September 2012 - Present.
Objectives:

Students will be able to journalize an opening entry; interpret information contained in source documents; follow principles of double-entry bookkeeping in the journalizing process; record entries in special journals; total and post special journals; adjust for bad debts using direct write-off or allowance methods; analyze transactions involving owners' equity; post from special journals to general and subsidiary ledger accounts; demonstrate understanding of multicolumn ledger rulings and computerized posting methods; use appropriate posting references; prove accuracy of posting to ensure entries are in balance; calculate employee earnings; enter payroll data in a payroll earnings record; demonstrate familiarity with electronic payroll data entry; complete a payroll register; prepare a payroll check and check stub with appropriate information; record information found on W-4 forms in employee data section; calculate appropriate employee payroll taxes and employer payroll tax liabilities; determine appropriate deposit dates, documentation, and prepare quarterly state and federal tax forms; journalize payroll entries at end of earnings period in appropriate journals; complete check stubs and checks; enter appropriate data on a deposit slip; reconcile a bank statement; follow-up on outstanding checks, including voiding and/or reissuing checks; use online and electronic banking procedures, credit cards and/or debit cards; manage multiple bank accounts and transactions; demonstrate knowledge of a merchandise inventory account; analyze effects on accounts by the purchase of merchandise; calculate the cost of merchandise sold; prepare adjusting entries based on physical inventory; calculate for obsolete or a shrinkage of inventory; prepare 8 or 10 column worksheets; prepare the needed financial statements from a completed worksheet; verify financial statements against worksheets for accuracy; record and post adjusting and closing entries; locate and correct accounting errors; prepare post-closing trial balance from general ledger; identify and locate appropriate business forms used in bookkeeping and/or accounting; apply procedures for using electronic data for various bookkeeping and/or accounting purposes; use a calculator, adding machine, and computer; generate and interpret charts, graphs, and spreadsheets; exhibit familiarity with the internal controls for sensitive source documents; identify internal controls for e-commerce and internal controls for the protection of company assets; exhibit familiarity with confidentiality and ethics; use terminology relating to accounting; identify careers in accounting; and exhibit understanding of regulatory bodies. Performance Component: Identification of Account Balances (7%), Journal Entries (32%), Posting Verification (12%), Banking (9%), Payroll (15%), Complete Worksheet (9%), and Financial Statements (16%).

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 Accounting (5/12) (5/17 revalidation). NOTE: Content is duplicative of Accounting - Advanced (4900). 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.

Location:
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length:
Varies.
Dates:
September 2012 - Present.
Objectives:

Students will be able to define basic computer terminology; demonstrate basic computer operating practices (e.g., start-up, rebooting, saving, using the help function); use the Internet for research and information; display accurate data entry skills; implement formatting techniques and practice; utilize procedures and methods to enhance security (e.g., computer, Identity, and password; merge mailing lists and forms; design newsletters, announcements, and brochures; create, edit, and print the following: graphics and charts, spreadsheets, database information, presentation information,  letters, envelopes, reports, memos, simple tables, and business forms; coordinate meetings, projects, and conferences, including teleconferencing and web meeting; appropriately use email and instant messaging; utiilize effective written and verbal skills (e.g., correspondence, proofreading, grammar, spelling); prioritize tasks and time; display effective listening skills and accurately follow directions; demonstrate ethical awareness; exhibit effective personal and office safety; establish professional networking methods; use problem solving and critical thinking skills; display appropriate interpersonal skills and a willingness to assist others; File using basic filing methods; manage electronic document file; follow procedures to purge or archive files; manage records to ensure physical security and confidentiality; use document control procedures (tracing history and access limitation); utilize professional telephone etiquette and take accurate messages; maintain appointment calendars, including office resource reservations; make travel arrangements and itineraries (e.g., online reservations); use appropriate reference and training materials; prepare meeting agendas and minutes; use and maintain office equipment, including copier, fax, and scanned; assemble and maintain policy and procedure manuals; order and maintain office supply inventory; process incoming and outgoing mail, including shipments; demonstrate foundational financial skills; make change and manage petty cash funds, including receipts and audit trail; know basic accounting terminology; use basic accounting software; post journal and ledger entries; prepare and demonstrate understanding of payroll data; journal accounts receivable and accounts payable; prepare bank deposits and reconcile bank statements; and perform math computations (e.g., interest, percents, discounts, averages, and ratios). Performance Component: Business Writing - Memo Preparation (15%), Document Processing (37%), Preparing a Spreadsheet (20%), Creating a Chart (14%), and Create a Flyer (14%).

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 Administrative Assisting or Business Management (5/12) (12/16 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.

Formerly:
Administrative Services (1105)
Location:

NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.

Length:

Varies.

Dates:

September 2015 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: define and differentiate among various types of businesses (e.g., corporation, limited liability, partnership); use planning tools to guide and manage an organization’s business activities; apply marketing techniques to foster business growth; plan and evaluate the use of financial resources to effectively manage a business; demonstrate understanding of conducting business in a global environment; apply planning/time management principles to accomplish workplace objectives (e.g., schedule meetings, maintain supplies, prioritize activities); establish and follow procedures to manage records and confidential material; select appropriate formats to prepare and send internal and external documents; interact with employees and customers effectively and professionally; apply reading, writing, mathematical, and economic skills in a business environment; discuss the role of government and other regulatory bodies in business; explain company hierarchies and roles within company structures; apply business laws and regulations to business situations; use ethical standards in conducting business negotiations and making business decisions; locate, organize, and reference written information from reliable sources to communicate with coworkers and clients; develop and deliver formal and informal presentations using appropriate media to engage and inform audiences; apply listening skills and interpret verbal and nonverbal behaviors to enhance communication with  coworkers and clients; use software such as word processors and spreadsheets to perform common business applications; use software such as databases to track and maintain business information; use social media and mobile technology appropriately Interpret and use tables and charts; use problem solving and critical thinking skills to locate good sources of information about problems and determine  appropriate methods for investigating causes; use problem solving and critical thinking skills to determine root causes of problems and suggest solutions; exhibit leadership practices to improve production and quality of the working environment; work effectively in a team environment to accomplish company goals and improve quality of the working  environment; identify and practice appropriate health and safety procedures for business occupations; apply appropriate emergency procedures for business occupations; demonstrate employability skills related to a career in business; and pursue career development skills to advance in business careers.

Instruction:

NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Administrative Services, Business Communication, Office Management, and Professional Development (11/13) (11/18 revalidation).

Location:
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length:
Varies.
Dates:
September 2008 - Present.
Objectives:

Students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of computer terminology; identify and operate peripherals; demonstrate appropriate knowledge and use of software; apply basic troubleshooting and maintenance skills; demonstrate file management and storage skills; describe procedures involved with importing and exporting; identify legal restrictions; use typographic terminology; identify the anatomy and classification of type; calculate type measurements; identify and use proofreader's marks; diagnose and solve typography problems (e.g., tracking, kerning, readability, legibility); manipulate type through character and paragraph formatting; choose and apply appropriate typeface; demonstrate knowledge of basic design terminology (e.g., bleed, live area, trim, orientation; exhibit knowledge of design elements and principles; demonstrate techniques of 2-D and 3-D design; produce project to client specifications; determine communication process for target market (e.g., researching, brainstorming); describe characteristics of design for different media (e.g., logos, magazines); choose appropriate ideas through the visual stages of layout (e.g., thumbnail, rough, comprehensive); demonstrate understanding of related math (e.g., proportion, percentages, basic measurements); solve design problems; create unconventional solutions to traditional design problems; identify color theory terminology; use color to create impact or effect and mix colors to obtain shades, tints, or neutrals; choose and apply appropriate color scheme; identify correct use of RGB and CMYK colors; identify and utilize Pantone Matching System (PMS); identify drawing and digital illustration terminology; identify basic tools and materials (e.g., computer, pencils, paper, canvas); render drawings to reflect various perspectives (e.g., atmospheric, three point); utilize different drawing techniques (e.g., line art, continuous tone, stipple, watercolor); modify illustrations (e.g., size, color, stroke); identify ways to import, export, and save images (e.g., scanning, digitizing); identify photography terminology; use cameras and accessories; apply copyright laws pertaining to photographs (e.g., stock photos, clip art, studio portraits); identify production/printing terminology; demonstrate proofing and preflighting (preparing for output); provide job specifications for printer; demonstrate knowledge of job flow, various printing and finishing processes; determine what surface works best for a project; identify surfaces by common size, weight, number, and finish; demonstrate personal presentation skills (e.g., speaking, listening, writing); accept and/or give constructive criticism; work with clients and as a team member; critique and refine ideas; Identify basic tools and equipment; maintain a safe and clean work environment; define multimedia terminology; prepare multimedia presentations; identify image terminology (e.g., raster, vector, continuous tone, half tone, line art); identify and explain various file formats (e.g., .pdf, .jpg, .gif, .eps); identify appropriate resolution for projects; manipulate images (e.g., restore, color correct, masking). Performance Component: Design: Final Computer Comprehensive - Preparing and Printing Files (51%) and Layout - Comprehensive Redesign (49%).

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 Advertising or Advertising Design (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.

Location:
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length:
Varies.
Dates:
September 2010 - Present.
Objectives:

Students will be able to: apply knowledge of the basics of animal systems and plant and insect systems; discuss the basics of soil, water, and air systems; use, maintain, and store tools and equipment appropriately; analyze current issues in the fields of Animal Science, Natural Resources, and Agricultural Biotechnology; describe the fundamentals of agricultural biotechnology; investigate the use of agricultural biotechnology in plant and animal sciences and the use of agricultural biotechnology in medicine and the food industry; Apply reading, writing, mathematical, and science skills in an Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology environment; outline the major governing bodies and groups that impact how Animal Science, Natural Resources, and Agricultural Biotechnology organizations function (e.g., EPA); discuss economic principles as applied to Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology systems (e.g., supply and demand, profit); define the major laws and regulations that impact the Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology industry; identify and practice ethical behavior in the workplace; locate, organize, and reference written information from reliable sources to communicate with coworkers and clients; develop and deliver formal and informal presentations using appropriate media to engage and inform audiences; apply listening skills and interpret verbal and nonverbal behaviors to enhance communication with coworkers and clients; interpret and use tables, charts, and graphics to support written and oral communication; use computers and software to increase general work efficiency; use information technology tools specific to Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology to access and manage information (e.g., GPS); use problem solving and critical thinking skills to locate sources of information about problems and determine appropriate methods for investigating causes; use problem solving and critical thinking skills to determine root causes of problems and suggest solutions; exhibit leadership practices to improve production and quality of work and work environment; work effectively in a team environment to improve the quality of work and the work environment; identify and practice appropriate environmental, health, and safety procedures for Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology occupations; demonstrate appropriate first aid knowledge and procedures for Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology occupations; demonstrate employability skills related to a career in Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology; and pursue career development skills to advance in Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology careers.

Instruction:

NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.

Credit recommendation:

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

Location:
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length:
Varies.
Dates:
September 2008 - Present.
Objectives:

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.

Location:
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length:
Varies.
Dates:
September 2010 - Present.
Objectives:

Students will be able to: apply knowledge of the basics of animal systems and plant and insect systems; apply knowledge of the basics of soil, water, and air systems; use, maintain, and store tools and equipment appropriately; analyze current issues in the fields of Animal Science, Natural Resources, and Agricultural Biotechnology; apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to identify, produce, and manage animals in a domesticated or natural environment; provide proper nutrition, handling, and sanitation to maintain animal health; recognize animal behaviors, and employ precautions to facilitate working with animals safely; apply reading, writing, mathematical, and science skills in an Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology environment; discuss the major governing bodies and groups that impact how Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology organizations function (e.g., EPA); discuss economic principles as applied to Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology systems (e.g., supply and demand, profit); define major laws and regulations that impact the Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology industry; identify and practice ethical behavior in the workplace; locate, organize, and reference written information from reliable sources to communicate with coworkers and clients; develop and deliver formal and informal presentations using appropriate media to engage and inform audiences; apply listening skills and interpret verbal and nonverbal behaviors to enhance communication with coworkers and clients; interpret and use tables, charts, and graphics to support written and oral communication; use computers and software to increase general work efficiency; use information technology tools specific to Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology to access and manage information (e.g., GPS); use problem solving and critical thinking skills to locate sources of information about problems and determine appropriate methods for investigating causes; use problem solving and critical thinking skills to determine root causes of problems and suggest solutions; exhibit leadership practices to improve production and quality of work and work environment; work effectively in a team environment to improve the quality of work and the work environment; identify and practice appropriate environmental, health, and safety procedures for Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology occupations; demonstrate appropriate first aid knowledge and procedures for Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology occupations; demonstrate employability skills related to a career in Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology; and pursue career development skills to advance in Animal Science, Natural Resources, and/or Agricultural Biotechnology careers.

Instruction:

NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Animal Science or Systems (11/13) (11/18 revalidation).

Location:
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length:
Varies.
Dates:
September 2010 - Present.
Objectives:

Students will be able to: prepare, lay out, cut, and mark fabric and patterns; construct seam and seam finishes; apply and construct shaping details; construct and set pockets, attach sleeves, waistbands, collars, and cuffs; apply facings, interfacings, and yokes; sew underlinings and linings; use proper pressing procedures for construction; construct and attach closures; display knowledge of hemming procedures; analyze and mark garment fit; convert darts and alter hem lengths; replace zippers and fasteners; adjust crotch of trousers; remove excess garment width; increase or decrease waist measurement; identify and explain the properties of synthetic and natural fibers; describe yarn and fabric construction and uses; compare and contrast chemical and mechanical finishes and conversion processes; discuss color theory, methods, and effects; perform mathematical computations related to the apparel and textile industry; use geometric concepts to create paper patterns; calculate production costs and profits; show proficiency in measuring and using measures; demonstrate basic pattern-making systems (draping and flat pattern drafting); analyze and adjust patterns for various figure types; identify, manipulate, and combine various techniques to develop design details; identify and safely operate domestic and industrial sewing machines; select appropriate machines and attachments for a given task; demonstrate stitching techniques; perform basic machine maintenance and troubleshooting; identify apparel and manufacturing terms and computer terminology related to the apparel and textile industry; identify awareness of computer-aided design technology (CAD/CAM); identify apparel and textile merchandising terminology; differentiate market segmentation; develop market research strategies (demographics, focus groups, etc.); apply techniques for inventory management; identify multichannel (e-commerce) merchandising techniques; apply customer service and selling techniques; identify employment opportunities (textiles, design, production, and retail); and determine educational and training requirements for apparel and textile industry employment. Performance Component: Patternmaking (12%); Invisible Zipper Insertion (16%); Seam Samples (16%); Bodice Construction (28%); Lay Out, Cut, and Construct Straight Legged Pants (28%).

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 Apparel and Textile Production and Merchandising (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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