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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

Additive Manufacturing Essentials (NOCTI-America Makes) (2567)

Course Category: 


NOCTI proctored test centers throughout the United States.

September 2022 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: Demonstrate understanding of hazards associated with Additive Manufacturing processing; Explain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required with Additive Manufacturing; Demonstrate knowledge of hazard communication and labeling in Additive Manufacturing; Discuss maintenance and lockout/tagout procedures; Explain applications of Additive Manufacturing and identify industries using AM parts; Explain Additive Manufacturing processes using ASTM standards; Demonstrate knowledge of key Additive Manufacturing terminology using ASTM standards; Compare advantages and disadvantages of Additive Manufacturing and traditional manufacturing; Demonstrate knowledge of foundations of quality; Discuss Additive Manufacturing design strengths and weaknesses; Demonstrate understanding of Additive Manufacturing design considerations; Demonstrate knowledge of design strategy and reverse engineering; Identify digital input sources and characteristics; Explain creation of build files; Identify hardware input sources; Describe the Additive Manufacturing processes using ASTM definitions; Describe the seven technologies of Additive Manufacturing (Binder Jetting, Directed Energy Deposit, Material Extrusion, Material Jetting, Powder Bed Fusion, Sheet Lamination, Vat Polymerization); Identify the advantages of materials with the various technologies; Describe material properties considerations; Explain secondary processing in Additive Manufacturing; Discuss critical material considerations in post-processing for polymers; Define Additive Manufacturing post-processes.


Major topics include: NOCTI 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 Additive Manufacturing and Design, or Manufacturing (9/22).