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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

Architectural Drafting (4104)

Formerly Architectural Drafting (4004)
Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2012 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: identify drafting tools, materials, and equipment (including CAD); select paper sizes and types, determine scale, and layout; identify various line types; construct and manipulate geometric elements; construct and manipulate lines, arcs, and angles; place dimensions and notes;  use basic mathematical operations; perform calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages; demonstrate knowledge of geometry and trigonometry; calculate weights, measures, area, and volume; convert scales; convert survey measurements to architectural measurements; determine pitch, rise, run, and slope; Identify pictorial drawings (i.e., isometric, oblique, perspective, and presentation); demonstrate knowledge of schematic drawings; demonstrate knowledge of orthographic drawings; examine space relationships; identify building styles; determine client needs; Incorporate building codes and regulations; identify architectural terms and symbols; identify and develop roof styles and floor plans; develop basement and foundation plans; identify kitchen and bath arrangements; develop interior and exterior elevations; develop a building section and a wall section; draw architectural details; draw and dimension site and plot plans; interpret landscape plans and contours and topographical profiles; identify setbacks; identify utilities; draw structural details and framing plan; identify structural systems; identify and apply electrical terms, symbols, and systems; identify and apply plumbing and HVAC terms, symbols, and systems;  draw cover sheet and title block information; develop schedules; use reference sources; arrange and coordinate drawings; document revisions; describe responsibilities of related parties (i.e., design professional, client, and contractor); identify component and material specifications (CSI standards); identify various rating systems (i.e., LEED, R-Value); recognize recyclable and/or "green" building materials; identify various sustainable design systems; utilize site for solar/environmental considerations. Performance Component: Architectural Symbols and Abbreviations (17%); Elevation (34%); Kitchen and Bathroom Floor Plan (49%).


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 Architectural Drafting (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.