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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Building/Property Maintenance - Pennsylvania Customized Test (8118)

Course Category: 
NOCTI proctored test centers throughout Pennsylvania. This assessment is not available through Nocti Business Solutions.
September 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: wear appropriate personal protective clothing, including eye protection, hearing protection, and respiratory protection each time it is required in the lab; discuss Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and state its purposes; safely lift and carry heavy objects; explain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and where to find them in the Building and Property Maintenance (BMP) lab; demonstrate knowledge of building ad property maintenance lab rules for behavior; follow safety rules for tools, machines, and processes; identify BPM lab tools and equipment; use problem-solving skills in completing shop projects; accurately use measuring devices; estimate quantities of materials needed for a job; state and follow all safety rules and precautions for using portable power tools; operate portable electric and battery operated drills, a portable jigsaw and reciprocating saw, a router, disc grinders; table saw, drill press, compound miter saw, bench grinder; cut stock to length on a miter saw and cut angles on a miter saw; sharpen cutting tools on a bench grinder; State and follow all safety rules and precautions for using a portable circular saw and rip stock with a portable circular saw; cut wood stock across its grain using a portable circular saw; cut miters with a portable circular saw; identify common building materials; read and interpret building plans; lay out stock and angles; use a sliding T-bevel to transfer an angle; transfer a cut line using a marking gauge; test a level for accuracy in the vertical and horizontal positions and test  horizontal and vertical surfaces using a level; snap a chalk line; bore a hole with an auger bit and portable electric drill; identify and select various nails for specific jobs; drive and remove nails using a claw hammer; set finish nails with a nail set; assemble miter joints by nailing; select and drive screw-type fasteners by hand; identify bolts, nuts, and washers for a specific repair job; identify anchors for masonry repair jobs and screws for specific repair jobs; drive/remove screws with a portable electric drill; cut a gain for butt hinges and install butt hinges; identify broken tools and replace or repair immediately; examine power tool and extension cords for damage; replace or repair; lubricate moving parts of power tools as recommended by the manufacturer; replace saw blades and other cutting tool accessories when they become dull; sharpen hand tools, chisels, and drilling or boring bits when they become dull; practice safety while working on or with machines; clean mechanical devices; make machine adjustments for jobs; define and discuss friction and lubrication; troubleshoot machine problems; install joist hangers and/or replace bridging between joists; repair plywood sub-flooring on joists; identify roof members; Identify roof types; remove and replace a damaged shingle; properly apply sealing compounds and caulking; repair stair risers and treads and/or repair a stair railing; practice safety while performing masonry work; identify common masonry tools and  supplies; identify safety hazards to masonry workers; mix mortar for block work; identify and describe uses of block types; check work for straightness; strike off a block wall; clean mortar from block and brick work; mx mortar for brick work, identify standard brick bonds, and describe types of brick and their uses; cut brick and block with a brickset; build forms for a concrete slab; mix concrete to a 1-2-3 proportion; cast a concrete slab; float and finish concrete; patch steps and walkway; cut drywall with a utility knife; install metal corners prior to finishing drywall; tape and smooth drywall; cope an inside corner and miter an outside corner; repair suspended ceiling grids and tiles; estimate the quantity of tile needed for a repair; discuss tile terminology and applications; identify adhesives and mortars; list, identify, and explain tile tools and equipment; install a new exterior lock set; hang an interior door; cut and install molding; trim a door jamb and/or a window unit; trim a window, stool, apron, casing, and extension jambs; identify, repair, or replace siding components; identify, repair, and clean gutter spouting components; identify and use electrical tools; identify wire sizes and ampacities and wire types; use connectors/wire nuts to connect or splice wire; discuss proper disposal of fluorescent bulbs; replace extension cord ends - male/female; install a ground fault circuit interrupting outlet and a junction box; install adjustable bar hangers, a light fixture, duplex receptacle,  single pole switch, split wire duplex receptacle; a 220-volt circuit; a recessed light; bore holes for wire run; install Romex® to boxes and staple Romex® (non-metallic cable) according to code; install a three-way switch, BX cable to boxes and conduit to boxes; install rework boxes; check and replace a 24-volt transformer; install a GFCI circuit breaker; demonstrate proper grounding techniques; replace a faulty circuit breaker; install low-voltage wiring; install coaxial cable for television reception; install cabling for computer work stations; replace or install a ceiling fan; use basic code regulations for water supply systems; outline basic plumbing code regulations for waste systems; identify plumbing symbols; Interpret plumbing drawings; identify types of pipes and plumbing pipe fittings; measure and cut steel pipes and thread steel pipes; install a supply line with steel pipe and fittings; sweat solder copper pie and fittings using propane, MAPP™, or Prestolite gas; install and replace copper pipe and fittings; solvent weld PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic pipe; install and repair PVC plastic pipe and fittings; repair waste water drains; install, replace, and repair commodes; install lavatories and sinks; hook up water supply lines and waste water lines to a bathtub; install or replace a garbage disposal unit; clean and/or replace waste water traps and pipes; replace and repair a faucet set; identify and replace valves; outline methods for protecting furniture, materials, and surrounding surfaces from overspray and paint spatter; demonstrate procedures for taping door and window trim to protect them from finishing materials being applied; prepare a surface prior to applying a finish; stain wood surfaces with wiping oil stains; apply a finish material with a brush and a roller and a suction-type spray gun; apply oil-based paints, acrylic-based paints, and a spray finish; demonstrate proper procedures for cleaning paint brushes and rollers; identify the scales on a thermometer; describe atmospheric pressure and how it is measured; define BTU (British Thermal Unit); describe types of heat transfer; Identify the components of a gas fuel heating system; and identify the components of an oil fuel heating system. Performance Component: Carpentry: Construct Frame (29%); Plumbing: Sweat Piping (19%); Electricity: Rough Wiring (14%); Drywall (14%); Electricity: Finish Wiring (14%); Carpentry: Mortise Hinge (10%).


This exam assesses individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Building or Property Maintenance (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.