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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

Building Construction Occupations (4011)

Formerly Building Construction Occupations (3011)
Course Category: 


NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.

September 2011 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: recognize and adhere to worksite safety rules (housekeeping and health related); utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); demonstrate understanding of ladder and scaffold safety; recognize and adhere to governmental regulations (e.g., OSHA, SDS); demonstrate safe and appropriate use of hand tools and power tools; identify carpentry materials; describe, lay out, and construct wood floor framing; calculate, lay out, and construct stairs; Identify, lay out, and construct wood wall framing; describe, calculate, and construct ceiling and roof framing; identify and install roofing materials (e.g., shingles, fasteners, flashings); differentiate various styles of roofs; identify, estimate, and install exterior windows and doors; identify, measure, calculate, and apply exterior finishes (e.g., sidings, trims); describe and install interior finishes (e.g., drywall, doors, trims); identify, calculate quantities, and install footings and foundations; identify, calculate quantities, and install brick and block; identify, calculate quantities, and install various types of tile; identify, calculate quantities, place/pour, and finish concrete applications (e.g., sidewalks, steps); identify, estimate, and install rough electrical (including wire and cable); identify, calculate quantities, and install finish electrical; identify, estimate, design, and install rough plumbing (e.g., PVC, ABS, copper, PEX); identify, calculate quantities, and install finish plumbing fixtures; Identify, estimate, and install insulation and interpret R-values; recognize various ventilation applications; Identify “green” construction technology (e.g., lighting, Energy Star®); recognize blueprint terms, symbols, and abbreviations; Interpret blueprints and calculate quantities; use an architect’s scale; lay out buildings using various calculations, squaring, and leveling methods.  Performance Component:  Solder Pipe (21%); Lay Out Rafter (19%); Calculate and Cut a Stud (10%); Rough and Finish Electrical (23%); 8-Inch Block Wall Construction (27%).


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 performance component test to assess application of skills. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Building Construction (5/12) (12/16 revalidation) (12/22 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.