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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

Drafting and Design Technology – Pennsylvania Customized Test (8294)

Course Category: 


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

September 2014 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 
Students will be able to: use safety in the drafting room; demonstrate professionalism; use basic board drafting tools and equipment; use tools, scales, and equipment to produce drawings; demonstrate basic uses of scales; use English and Metric systems of measurement; draw to scale; draw geometric figures using basic manual drafting principles; create drawings using geometric construction principles; identify and select a letter style appropriate for architectural drawings; create letters and numbers in single stroke capital letters (Gothic); identify and sketch the alphabet of lines Sketch orthographic views; sketch an isometric drawing; explain the importance of freehand sketching; create neat freehand notes and dimensions on a technical sketch; express an idea using the sketching process; use basic math operations to demonstrate scaling techniques and use basic applied mathematics to solve engineering problems; construct lines on a CAD system using relative, absolute, and polar coordinate systems; establish the relationship among points, lines, and planes in 3-D space; identify and draw necessary orthographic views; explain the relationship of orthographic projection to multiview drawing; describe a third angle projection; draw auxiliary views and section views; draw threads and fasteners; produce a BOM (parts list) for an assembly; create a title block on a mechanical drawing; apply measurements, notes, and symbols to a technical drawing; apply ANSI Standards for dimensions, tolerances, and notes; apply ISO Standards for dimensions and notes; specify dimension tolerances using symbols and notes; read and interpret blueprints; construct the following: a floor plan, an elevation, a typical wall section; draw a pictorial view; prepare an architectural drawing to include foundation, framing, concrete, roofing, utility, etc.; construct a site plan and landscaping plan; read and interpret a deed;  identify and describe various symbols; create a schematic wiring diagram; utilize input and output devices such as printers, plotters, etc.; use drawing aids and controls, editing tools and viewing tools; utilize a commercially built drafting library; produce a custom built drafting library; make revisions to an existing drawings; configure and use dimensions and tolerances; create 3-dimensional drawings and models; create surface models and parametric solid models; demonstrate rendering, importing, exporting, and linking of drawings; use management and storage of files; and describe rapid prototyping.  Performance Component:  Part Dimensioning (20%); Section View (20%); Auxiliary View (15%); Kitchen/Bath Floor Plan (33%); and Create a 3-D Solid Model (12%).
This exam assesses 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, 3 semester hours in Drafting and Design Technology (9/14) (11/18 revalidation) (11/23 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.