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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

Animal Systems – West Virginia Customized Test (8996)

Course Category: 


NOCTI proctored test centers throughout West Virginia. This assessment is not available through Nocti Business Solutions.

September 2013 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

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 diseases and injuries and appropriate treatment for domestic farm animals, pets, and nonfarm animals (e.g., bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic cause, not specific medications); Interpret records on heats, birth intervals, pedigree, and health practices of domestic farm animals, pets, and nonfarm animals (e.g., subcutaneous injection); Demonstrate understanding of biosecurity in the animal industry (e.g., quarantine); Describe selection methods of domestic farm animals, pets, and nonfarm animals (e.g., birth weight, EPD, genotype vs. phenotype); Identify aspects of breeding, including breeding methods, used in domestic farm animals, pets, and nonfarm animals (e.g., artificial insemination); Understand how to observe and train animals for various situations (e.g., showing, training of livestock); Describe methods utilized in animal handling and restraint (e.g., farrowing crate, squeeze chute); Identify emerging technology in the livestock and companion animal industry (e.g., embryo transfer, RFID); Demonstrate understanding of the impact of international agriculture on the U.S. livestock and companion animal industry (e.g., imports, tariffs, supply and demand); Recognize career opportunities in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the livestock and companion animal industry; Describe value-added agriculture, and define direct marketing (e.g., niche marketing, marketing plan); Exhibit understanding of animal welfare and quality assurance; Demonstrate understanding of financial record keeping (e.g., expenses, assets and liabilities, income).


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 Animal Science or Systems (10/19) (11/23 revalidation).