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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Active Credentials

Organization

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 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Students will be able to: Identify different types of computers and how individual computers relate to networks; Differentiate between operating systems and applications software; Identify the functions of computer hardware, software, and peripheral devices in the information processing cycle; Utilize Internet and network resources safely, legally, and ethically; Assess, interpret, and manipulate Internet research; Utilize templates to prepare business documents (e.g., invoices, fax cover sheets, time sheets); Create, edit, and format business correspondences and technical documents efficiently (e.g., letters, memos, agendas, minutes, press release reports, itineraries); Enhance documents with graphics; Create and format tables; Create and format forms; Generate form letters, mailing labels, and envelopes using Mail Merge; Import and export data into other applications; Create, edit, and format spreadsheets; Enhance spreadsheets with graphics; Define and demonstrate the integration of worksheet applications through pasting, linking, and embedding; Create, format, and modify charts; Create formulas and use standard functions; Create spreadsheets using range names, worksheet protection, and look-up tables; Manipulate multiple worksheets and workbooks; Import and export data into other applications; Enter data and update databases; Create databases; Query databases; Understand and develop relationships to create queries; Create reports, forms, and combo boxes; Import and export data into other applications; Create, edit, and format presentations; Enhance a presentation with advanced features; Deliver a well-planned professional business presentation; Create, edit, and format publications; Enhance a publication with advanced features; Understand design principles related to page layout; Utilize electronics communications software; Apply proper electronics communications etiquette; Use scheduling and contact management software; Build keyboarding speed and accuracy; Use copier, fax, projectors, and scanners; File and manage records and materials; Process incoming and outgoing mail; Demonstrate proper interpersonal communication skills in a diverse work environment; Package and ship materials, and verify and receive shipments; Assist with travel arrangements and event planning; Create and maintain a budget; Apply proofreader’s marks and revise text utilizing correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling in all business communications; Plan and manage office activities (e.g., meetings, workshops, travel arrangements); Describe the roles and responsibilities of an office manager; Develop time management skills by setting priorities and performing multiple tasks; Describe safety concerns in an office environment; Convert decimals, percents, and fractions to their equivalent parts; Properly maintain business checking and savings accounts; Calculate discounts and sales tax; Understand the accounting equation and classify accounts; Analyze transactions affecting assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity; Analyze transactions into debit and credit parts; Post to general ledger; Reconcile bank statements, and establish and replenish petty cash fund; Prepare worksheet and adjusting entries; Prepare balance sheet and income statement; Record adjusting and closing entries; Prepare payroll records; Prepare payroll accounting, taxes, and reports; Learn business law and business ethics vocabulary; Explain crimes often associated with business and organizations (e.g., embezzlement, extortion, computer crimes); Identify improper use of business technology and property (e.g., computers, personal digital assistants, cell phones, telephones); Explain the importance of confidentiality in the workplace; Compare types of contracts, including related accountability; Demonstrate proper electronics and telephone communications etiquette and procedures; Describe the advantages of customer service in building a loyal customer base; Describe how data is collected to improve customer service; Demonstrate the use of effective face-to-face communication with customers; Identify the ways a customer service representative can develop a rapport with customers. Performance Component: Identification of Account Balances (5%), Journal Entries (10%), Spreadsheet (42%), Banking (9%), Table Creation (19%), Presentation (15%)

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 Administrative Assisting or Business Management (10/19). 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 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Students 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); Identify plants (e.g., herbaceous plants, systematic classification, annual plants); Identify plant diseases (e.g., crop disease, crop rotation). Describe entomology (e.g., steps of metamorphosis, IPM); Identify components of soil (e.g., soil texture, soil horizon); Demonstrate knowledge of soil nutrients (e.g., soil pH, calculate amounts of fertilizer, eutrophication); Describe land capability use (e.g., land capability class, soil management practices); Determine nutritional needs of livestock (e.g., essential nutrients, protein, calculate feed, Pearson Square); Differentiate forage production (e.g., carrying capacity); Discuss cycles of a small engine (e.g., 2-cycle engines, cycles of 4-stroke engines); Identify small engine parts (e.g., seals, engine components); Demonstrate knowledge of small engine maintenance (e.g., service manuals, fluid levels); Understand welding-related safety (e.g., welding ventilation, welding PPE); Identify types of welding joints (e.g., types of weld joints); Discuss welder set-up and process (e.g., electrodes); Define natural resources and ecosystems (e.g., biomes in West Virginia, forest wetlands, ecology); Recognize methods of identifying trees, wildlife, and aquatic species (e.g., macro invertebrate species, fish species, predators); Discuss elements of entrepreneurship (e.g., invoice calculation, fixed costs); Interpret marketing principles (e.g., calculate product profit, supply and demand, value-added products, four P's of marketing); Demonstrate knowledge of forest and wildlife management (e.g., animal population).

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 Agribusiness (10/19).

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 -Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

Length:

Varies. 

Dates:

September 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Students will be able to: Understand appropriate use of clothing protection and personal protective equipment (PPE); Identify safe practices for fire and electrical dangers; Explain how to create a safe work environment; Recondition and maintain tools; Select appropriate hand and power tools; Use portable and stationary power tools; Understand combustion processes; Identify components of compact engines; Maintain compact engines; Perform safety inspections of equipment and accessories; Set up and operate for gas metal arc welding (GMAW) operations on mild steel; Apply oxyfuel welding and cutting processes and techniques; Set up and operate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) on mild steel; Perform and identify proper joint positions, set-up, and welding rod selection; Identify metals according to type and shape; Interpret and plan projects with a bill of materials; Use basic math and measuring skills; Explain elements of electricity; Understand basic framing; Select, apply, and calculate for concrete application; Read, comprehend, and interpret technical materials and publications; Produce technical reports and research papers; Produce employment documents (e.g., resumé, cover letter); Identify careers in the agriculture industry.

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 Agricultural Mechanics or Agricultural Maintenance (10/19). 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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