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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

Diesel Technology - Teacher Test (5270)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

March 2015 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: explain fire safety; outline aspects of personal, environmental, and equipment safety; perform precision measuring; explain basic fabrication techniques; identify and select lines and fittings (SAE flare, pipe, hoses, tubing, etc.); identify, select, and use hand tools and basic shop equipment; identify and select proper fasteners; describe diesel engine terminology; describe diesel engine operations, exhaust and induction systems; identify components and functions of cooling systems, lubricating systems, and fuel systems; outline diesel engine assembly; identify and repair cab components; identify, maintain, and repair tires, rims, wheels; Identify and repair chassis components, power steering systems, steering axle components, and suspension types (front, rear); maintain proper vehicle alignment; identify, inspect, and repair hydraulic foundation brake system components and functions and air foundation brake system components and functions; identify, inspect, and repair air system components; utilize basic electrical principles; service and inspect batteries; diagnose and repair starting systems, lighting systems, and charging systems; perform troubleshooting and preventive maintenance on engine systems, cab and hood, frame and chassis; and clutch and drive train.  Performance Component:  Check and Adjust Rocker Lever Clearance (15%), Cylinder Liner Installation (18%), Electrical Testing (31%), Perform Coolant System Inspection (11%), and Wheel Bearing Adjustment and Brake Stroke Measurement (25%).


NOCTI teacher exams assess individuals' technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category 3 semester hours in Automotive Technology or Diesel Technology (11/13).