NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Agribusiness – West Virginia customized Test (8998)
September 2019 - Present.
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).
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.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Agribusiness (10/19) (11/23 revalidation).