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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

Power, Structural, and Technical – West Virginia Customized Text (8991)

Course Category: 


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

September 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Student will be able to: 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); Determine and interpret measurements (e.g., read micrometer, measuring tape); Discuss and perform basic math (e.g., calculate linear feet, percentage, cubic yards; convert feet to inches, fractions to decimals); Calculate units of weight, volume, and temperature; Identify tools (e.g., tool care, tool identification); Discuss safety (e.g., power tool safety, welding PPE, Safety Data Sheets); Describe the plumbing process (e.g., preparing plumbing joints); Describe plumbing with copper and plastic (e.g., types of plastic pipes, joining pipes)

Identify fixtures used for agricultural plumbing (e.g., flux, types of fittings); Discuss basic electricity (e.g., grounding, wire selection); Identify the units of measurement used to measure electricity (e.g., electric meters, measuring units for electricity, electrical tests); Describe how to install breakers, switches, and sockets (e.g., electrical connections, circuit breakers, electrical safety); Identify types of welding joints (e.g., types of welds); Discuss welding methods (e.g., shielding gas, check values, brazing, welder components); Describe welder set-up and process (e.g., lighting a torch, reading a pressure gauge, electrode selection, welding arc).


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 Power, Structural, and Technical Systems (10/19) (11/23 revalidation).