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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

Electrical Construction Technology (4230) Formerly Electrical Construction Technology (4130)

Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2011 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: identify various electrical construction technology positions and responsibilities; identify career-related professional organizations and their purpose; identify proper use of personal protective equipment (PPEs) according to NFPA 70E standards; explain the purpose of OSHA; identify procedures for fire, ladder, and environmental safety according to OSHA standards (including lock-out/tag-out); Identify characteristics, uses, and connections of meters and measuring devices; identify meter safety procedures; identify and correctly use hand and power tools; identify and select proper conductor cable type; identify and select proper conduit, boxes, and fittings; identify the function and purpose of various specialty equipment, including Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI), Tamper-Resistant, and Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor (TVSS); identify commonly used listed and labeled equipment; explain NEC and how it is organized and review procedures involved in NEC wiring methods, materials, and protection regulations; identify basic service entrance requirements; properly apply NEC tables and charts; describe proper bonding and grounding methods; identify and interpret electrical symbols and specifications in blueprints and/or plans; identify and interpret wiring and schematic diagrams; demonstrate planning and layout of a circuit; identify characteristics of AC circuits; explain capacitance, inductance, impedance, current, voltage, and resistance; calculate power consumption, dissipation, and loss; demonstrate principles of magnetic theory; identify materials as insulators, conductors, and semi-conductors; identify characteristics and components of DC circuits and identify and apply various circuit theorems, including Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Law, Watt's Law, and electron theory; interpret meter readings; identify and apply various mathematical conversions, including scientific, engineering and metric notations/conversions; select appropriate wiring for specific installations (residential and commercial); install various switching arrangements; Install cabling, raceways, conduit, boxes, wiring, devices, and trims; test and troubleshoot completed installation; discuss wind turbine, solar energy, and other renewable sources of energy; explain the function and characteristics of rectifiers, inverters, and filters; describe energy management devices (e.g., LED lighting, CFLs, occupancy sensors); identify and calculate voltage/current for primary and secondary windings; determine KVA capacity and differentiate between Delta and Wye connections; describe characteristics of various types of motors; identify and connect motor connections per nameplate (Delta/Wye and single-phase); test, troubleshoot, and reverse motor rotation; select short-circuit and overload protection for specific applications; identify and interpret motor nameplate information (e.g., voltage and phases). Performance Component: Bend Conduit (34%), Switching and GFCI Receptacle in a Residential Setting (42%), and Install Two Smoke Alarms in a Commercial Setting (24%).


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 Construction, General Technology, Introduction to Electrical Construction Technology or Applied Science (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.