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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

Fashion Technology and Merchandising (4018)

Apparel and Textile Production and Merchandising (3018)
Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: prepare, lay out, cut, and mark fabric and patterns; construct seam and seam finishes; apply and construct shaping details; construct and set pockets, attach sleeves, waistbands, collars, and cuffs; apply facings, interfacings, and yokes; sew underlinings and linings; use proper pressing procedures for construction; construct and attach closures; display knowledge of hemming procedures; analyze and mark garment fit; convert darts and alter hem lengths; replace zippers and fasteners; adjust crotch of trousers; remove excess garment width; increase or decrease waist measurement; identify and explain the properties of synthetic and natural fibers; describe yarn and fabric construction and uses; compare and contrast chemical and mechanical finishes and conversion processes; discuss color theory, methods, and effects; perform mathematical computations related to the apparel and textile industry; use geometric concepts to create paper patterns; calculate production costs and profits; show proficiency in measuring and using measures; demonstrate basic pattern-making systems (draping and flat pattern drafting); analyze and adjust patterns for various figure types; identify, manipulate, and combine various techniques to develop design details; identify and safely operate domestic and industrial sewing machines; select appropriate machines and attachments for a given task; demonstrate stitching techniques; perform basic machine maintenance and troubleshooting; identify apparel and manufacturing terms and computer terminology related to the apparel and textile industry; identify awareness of computer-aided design technology (CAD/CAM); identify apparel and textile merchandising terminology; differentiate market segmentation; develop market research strategies (demographics, focus groups, etc.); apply techniques for inventory management; identify multichannel (e-commerce) merchandising techniques; apply customer service and selling techniques; identify employment opportunities (textiles, design, production, and retail); and determine educational and training requirements for apparel and textile industry employment. Performance Component: Patternmaking (12%); Invisible Zipper Insertion (16%); Seam Samples (16%); Bodice Construction (28%); Lay Out, Cut, and Construct Straight Legged Pants (28%).


NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals'  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 Apparel and Textile Production and Merchandising (11/13) (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.