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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

Protective Services (2480)

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 implement universal precautions and sanitation procedures; Identify major federal regulatory agencies and how they enforce laws and regulations; Describe proper emergency vehicle operations (EVO); Display understanding of ethical dilemmas in the field of public safety; Gather and disseminate information effectively (reading, writing, and speaking); Establish incident command in a first responder situation according to NIMS protocol; Identify liability issues regarding public safety professionals; Describe roles and responsibilities for law enforcement professionals; Identify law enforcement techniques for special situations (bomb threat, AMBER Alert™, etc.); Exhibit knowledge of the force continuum and its use; Demonstrate proper interviewing techniques; Display knowledge of court procedures; Exhibit knowledge of community policing techniques; Describe indicators and dangers of substance abuse; Apply laws appropriate to situations (domestic violence, gang violence, etc.); Display knowledge of search and seizure procedures; Describe roles and responsibilities for firefighting professionals; Describe and understand basic fire mechanics; Identify types and methods of fire suppression; Exhibit knowledge of hazardous materials; Identify rescue protocol and procedures; Identify extrication equipment, protocol, and procedures; Describe roles and responsibilities for EMS professionals; Exhibit knowledge of first aid and CPR procedures and techniques; Describe appropriate patient assessment and management skills; Identify components of major legal considerations; Explain legal concerns for vulnerable populations (children, elderly, etc.); Demonstrate appropriate report writing techniques; Display knowledge of career opportunities within protective services; Manage available resources to assist with planning and delivery of services; Display knowledge of stress management techniques for public safety professionals; Describe the history and scope of homeland security; Distinguish between domestic and international terrorism; Demonstrate basic knowledge of the Patriot Act of 2001. Performance Component: Street Interview (8%), Arrest and Search (19%), Complete an Incident Report (10%), Chemical Identification (7%), Fire Suppression Demonstration (17%), Vital Signs (18%), Perform CPR on an Adult (10%), and Patient Assessment (11%).
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 NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Fire Protection and Emergency Services, Police Science, Homeland Security or Emergency Management (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.