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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

Audio-Visual Communications - Teacher Test (5904)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2011 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: operate an SLR (single lens reflex) still camera and peripherals (traditional and/or digital); produce finished prints; control lighting, exposure, and composition; select and use correct film, film speed, and/or megapixel resolution (shutter and aperture); identify and operate computer and related peripheral devices; create and manipulate sound and images with application software; prepare images for appropriate output; identify various media options (e.g., slides, .jpeg, .tiff, .wmv); use basic software applications (e.g., word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation); operate video camera, camcorder, and peripheral equipment; select, set up, and operate sound reinforcement equipment, including microphones; edit video clips; write the script; identify and incorporate sound and special effects; record and mix audio; engineer audio and video; select, cast, and direct talent; light, direct, and produce the final project; determine client objectives; develop creative outline; present and select media options; create and present the storyboard and script; develop, present, and evaluate a proposal/project; apply principles and elements of design; select and design for a specific media; apply principles of animation; develop and efficiently utilize production schedules and personnel; prepare and manage the production budget and resources; communicate effectively with client and production team; maintain quality control; follow copyright, licensing, and broadcast laws; Identify and safely use basic hand tools; follow safety guidelines for personnel and equipment operation; perform preventive maintenance and troubleshooting; install and upgrade computer software; perform hardware upgrades to computer equipment; interpret equipment specifications; utilize network technology, web browsers, and network tools; effectively utilize search engines; identify uses of network protocols related to audio/visual transmission; plan and create a Web page incorporating hypertext links and URLs; demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts of digital television, video, and audio; and demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts of web, video, and audio conferencing.  Performance Component:  Audio-Visual Editing (34%), Videography (33%), and Engineering and Troubleshooting (33%).


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, 6 semester hours in Commercial Illustration, Graphic Design, Motion Graphic and Interactive Design, Photography, Audio-Video Production, Audio-Video Communications, Scriptwriting, Video Production or Audio Production (5/12) (12/16 revalidation).