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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

Cabinetmaking and Woodworking – Wyoming Customized Test (8707)

Course Category: 


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

September 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: Understand the use and purpose of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety concepts related to clothing and hair; Apply safety concepts related to the safe use of hand tools and power/pneumatic tools; Demonstrate knowledge of proper set-up, maintenance, and inspection procedures for tools; Demonstrate familiarity with emergency situations and procedures; Follow safety procedures when handling materials (e.g., proper lifting and carrying, material stacking); Demonstrate knowledge of Safety Data Sheets (SDS); Demonstrate set-up and inspection of stationary power tools for woodworking; Explain use of stationary power tools for woodworking; Demonstrate set-up and inspection of handheld woodworking tools; Demonstrate proper use of handheld woodworking tools; Demonstrate set-up and inspection of handheld power tools for woodworking; Understand the purposes and proper use of handheld power tools; Describe common types of adhesives and fasteners used in woodworking and explain their uses; Choose appropriate fastener for the task; Demonstrate knowledge of clamping techniques (e.g., types of clamps); Select and install hardware (e.g., drawer slides); Identify wood types (e.g., hardwoods, softwoods, manufactured); Identify appropriate use of woods for specific purpose (e.g., use of hardwood/softwood); Use tape measure to create an accurate measurement within tolerance (e.g., using sixteenths); Use basic math skills; Read and use a blueprint to plan and create a project (e.g., use a material list and procedure list); Choose and set up tools for specific operations; Demonstrate truing and squaring a board; Demonstrate basic joinery (e.g., dados, rabbets, miters); Demonstrate finishing techniques; Demonstrate appropriate sanding technique and select appropriate tools for the task (e.g., grit); Demonstrate safe handling, application, and clean-up of paints, stains, and wood fillers; Demonstrate awareness of woodworking and cabinetmaking careers (e.g., CNC operator); Demonstrate leadership and communication skills; Exhibit workplace readiness skills.


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 Cabinetmaking and Woodworking (10/19). 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.