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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

Electric Power and Distribution (2039)

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: demonstrate safe work procedures and responsibilities, including complying with safety procedures and participating in safety meetings;pPerform inspection and maintenance of equipment and vehicles; demonstrate appropriate use of tools; determine job site requirements; perform job site protection activities for worker and public safety; demonstrate proper use and inspection of climbing gear; perform basic climbing skills of poles and towers, including pole-top rescue; demonstrate proper use and maintenance of climbing tools and equipment; recognize, load, transport, and use pole hardware and materials; demonstrate pole framing on the ground; demonstrate installing pole and equipment grounds; perform installation of guy assemblies, cross arms, and insulators; demonstrate proper application of attaching a tying-in conductor; safely perform traffic control and emergency procedures; safely operate digger-derrick vehicle; demonstrate safe working operation of an aerial platform; demonstrate worksite recognition and safe work practices; perform proper vehicle placement and grounding methods; perform proper rigging and setting of poles; utilize temporary pole supports; install and properly wire transformers; maintain and troubleshoot transformers and transformer connections; demonstrate proper transformer and sizing applications; perform grounding and safe work procedures; explain meter application and proper meter reading; perform splicing, stringing conductors, dead-ending, and operate hoists; safely tie in conductor, carry out hotline re-conductoring, and complete sag charts and tables; safely perform grounding practices; demonstrate safe work practices for conductor installation and repair; demonstrate proper use and care of rubber gloves and sleeves; demonstrate proper bucket truck operation while working on energized lines; identify and demonstrate knowledge of underground distribution equipment and safe practices while trenching; Identify underground safety hazards; demonstrate knowledge of UD systems and installation; demonstrate installation of a padmount transformer, troubleshooting, and fault location; demonstrate knowledge of substation components and their functions (e.g., voltage regulators, capacitors); demonstrate knowledge of substation design for various applications; follow safe practices when performing work in substations (including use of proper PPE); demonstrate knowledge of system/fault surges, and over-current/over-voltage protection; demonstrate knowledge of oil-circuit reclosers;demonstrate knowledge of system application and fusing coordination; inspect and maintain tools (including hand tools and hot tools); inspect and maintain equipment components (e.g., regulators, reclosers, capacitors, conductors); maintain daily vehicle inspection records; maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) inspection records; maintain special equipment and accident reports; analyze situations and information, consider alternate solutions; apply rules and principles to a process to draw conclusions. Performance Component: Hurtman Rescue Using a Handline (17%); Transformer Connections (14%); Material and Tool Identification (8%); Tool Identification and Use (8%); Knot Tying (5%); Truck Operation (36%); Meter Installation (12%).


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 Electric Power Safety and Distribution (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.