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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

Carpentry (4215)

Formerly Carpentry (4015) and Carpentry (4115)
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: use safe material handling practices of workplace/job-site safety procedures; use MSDS and personal protective equipment (PPE); Use and maintain: hand tools and power tools; use and maintain measuring, layout, and marking tools; describe tool safety issues; outline building codes; explain dimensions and scales; read and interpret various views and elevations; correctly identify and use symbols, lines, and details; extrapolate information from a set of plans; estimate materials quantities; layout foundation; construct and align footing and foundation forms; install, brace, align, and remove formwork; explain concrete characteristics; layout and install floor systems; calculate rough openings; layout and construct wall and roof systems; calculate, layout, and install stairs and other specialty components; identify and install cornice and trim; calculate and install roofing; identify, prepare, and install windows and doors; calculate, layout, and install siding; install insulation; install and finish interior walls and ceilings, interior doors, standing and running trim, and hardware; Perform basic mathematical operations, including: whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; Perform linear, square, and cubic computations; and perform algebraic and geometric functions. Performance Component: Tool and Material Identification (17%), Square Layout (9%), Builder's Level (8%), Blueprint Reading/Sole Plate Layout (21%), Rafter Layout (18%), Stairway Stringer (10%), and Interior Frame (17%).


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 Residential Carpentry (5/12) (12/16 revalidation) (12/21 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.