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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 - Teacher Test (5920)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2013 - December 2018. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: identify drafting tools, and equipment (including CAD); identify and select paper sizes/types, determine scale, and layout, and various line types; construct and manipulate geometric elements,  lines, arcs, and angles; place dimensions and notes; perform basic mathematical operations and calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percents; demonstrate knowledge of geometry and trigonometry; calculate weights, measures, area, and volume; convert scales and 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 diagrams and orthographic drawings; examine space relationships; identify building styles; determine client needs; incorporate building codes and regulations; identify construction material, properties, and use; identify architectural terms and symbols; identify and develop roof styles, floor plans, 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; interpret contours and topographical profiles; identify setbacks; Identify utilities; draw structural details; draw framing plan; identify structural systems; identify and apply electrical terms, symbols, and systems; identify and apply plumbing terms, symbols, and systems; identify and apply HVAC terms, symbols, and systems; draw cover sheet and title block information; develop schedules; use reference sources; arrange and coordinate drawings and 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, etc.); recognize recyclable and/or "green" building materials; identify various sustainable design systems; and utilize site for solar/environmental considerations.  Performance Component:  Architectural Symbols and Abbreviations (17%), Elevation (34%), and Kitchen and Bath Floor Plan (49%).


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 Architectural Drafting (11/13).