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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

Textiles and Design Foundations (1116)

Course Category: 


NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.

November 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply consumer skills to providing and maintaining clothing; analyze how clothing and textile buying decisions are influenced through media and technology; demonstrate the management of financial resources and analyze how individuals and families manage resources to meet goals related to textiles and apparel; identify, compare, and analyze the most common natural and manufactured textile fibers; evaluate performance characteristics of commonly used textile fibers and fabrics; describe and assess effects of textile characteristics on design, construction, care, use, and maintenance of products; apply appropriate procedures for care of textile products; describe the ways in which the texture and design of a fabric can affect visual appearance; understand how to utilize elements and principles of design in designing, constructing, and/or altering textile, apparel, and fashion products; understand how to apply elements and principles of design to assist consumers in making decisions; explain the purpose and uses of a variety of common equipment, tools, and supplies for apparel and textile construction, alteration, and repair; describe basic skills for producing and altering textile products and apparel; describe the use of commercial pattern layouts, markings, and symbols; describe the use of commercial pattern envelope information to complete a project; describe the use of commercial pattern guide sheet instructions to construct a project; describe the correct and safe operation of a consumer sewing machine.


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 Textiles and Design Foundations or Fashion Technology and Merchandising (11/23).