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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

Automotive Technician - Core (4409)

Formerly Automotive Technician - Core (4309); (4209)
Course Category: 


NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.

May 2012 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: inspect and service general engine issues, including adjusting valve trains; inspect, test, and service lubrication and cooling systems; check fluids on transmission/transaxle; perform in-vehicle transmission/transaxle inspections and service; describe and identify operational characteristics of transmission/transaxle for CVT and hybrids; check fluid condition and service transmissions and transaxles; perform clutch master cylinder inspections and service; identify, describe, inspect, and service manual transmission and transaxle issues; inspect and service drive shaft, half shafts, universal, and constant-velocity (CV) joints; inspect and service differential case assembly,  four wheel drive and all wheel drive systems; perform related suspension and steering systems inspection and service; perform vehicle pre-alignment inspection and ride-height; inspect and service wheels and tires,  hydraulic system, drum brakes, disc brakes, power-assist units, and  miscellaneous systems (e.g., wheel bearings, parking brakes, electrical); identify and describe electronic brakes, traction, and stability control systems; inspect and service general electrical/electronic systems,  batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems,  accessories, refrigeration system components,  heating, ventilation, and engine cooling systems, operating systems and related controls, general engine performance; identify and describe computerized controls; inspect and service fuel, air induction, and exhaust systems; inspect and service emissions control systems; interpret and estimate repair and work orders; utilize computerized and written vehicle service information; exhibit understanding of appropriate customer interactions; exhibit understanding of automotive, environmental, and hazardous materials; display understanding of safe work environment and shop procedures; and identify proper tool handling and maintenance procedures. Performance component:  Brakes: Disc Brake Assembly Service (35%); Electrical/Electronic Systems: Test and Diagnose Battery, Starting, and Charging System (32%); Engine Performance: Test Electronic Engine Control Component (15%); and Suspension and Steering: Tire Service and Balance (18%).


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, 1 semester hour in Automotive Trades or Automotive Technician (5/12) (12/16 revalidation) (12/21 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.