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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

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) (4983) formerly Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) (4973)

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 hardware and software and operating system components; identify and apply computer terminology; view file names on a storage device; store, copy, move, and retrieve information to and from various drives; rename and backup files; interpret and read blueprints; interpret basic views and dimensions in a working drawing; interpret bilateral, unilateral, and limit dimensions; identify geometric tolerance symbols; interpret drawings, pictures, and symbols; create and manipulate mechanical drawing information; explain the Cartesian Coordinate System; set and manipulate drawing elements; create and manipulate line types and layers/levels; create and edit basic geometry by inputting coordinates; insert and manipulate text and fonts; create single and multiple auxiliary views of surfaces and objects; create and insert cells/blocks; insert and manipulate dimensions; specify geometric tolerancing on drawings; generate a 2-D multiview drawing and a pictorial drawing; scale and print hard copy on output devices; create an assembly in 2-D geometry; create a bill of materials; create and manipulate construction planes; generate and modify geometric components on construction planes; create a 2-D drawing from a 3-D model, a 3-D model from a 2-D drawing, and a 3-D model. Performance Component: Create a 2-D Orthographic Drawing with a Section View (36%), Create a 3-D Solid Model (26%), and Create Two Parts to be Mated and Mate the Parts (38%).


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 Computer Aided Drafting, or Design Technology (5/12) (5/17 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.