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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 Occupations (3029)

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: apply shop safety rules and ergonomics; explain fire prevention guidelines and methods; describe lock-out/tag-out procedures; describe procedures for responding to electrical hazards and shock emergencies; explain OSHA job site requirements; demonstrate the proper use of ladders, scaffolding, and fall protection; describe and demonstrate the proper installation and use of cable; describe and demonstrate the proper use of conduit and other raceways; install devices according to manufacturer's specifications and applicable codes; identify and select appropriate rough-in materials; select and install proper service entrance materials; display understanding of low-voltage wiring systems (doorbells, landscape, lighting systems); identify and install communications cable applications; demonstrate proper grounding methods and concepts; identify and use hand and power tools; identify and use measuring devices and instruments; identify types of motor control circuits and components; describe the operation of a motor control circuit given a ladder diagram; identify overcurrent protection devices and their purposes; identify capacitors, relays, switches, and contacts; locate and reference the National Electrical Code (NEC); identify minimum wire sizes according to NEC ampacity charts; identify NEC requirements for appliances and special circuits; cite physical layout requirements for receptacles in accordance with NEC; identify areas requiring GFCI protection; indicate clearances for services according to NEC; identify installation methods and types of grounding in accordance with NEC; explain NEC color coding pertaining to identification of conductors; identify areas requiring ARC fault protection; identify box sizing requirements; interpret and use specifications, prints, drawings, diagrams, and scales; identify electrical and electronic symbols and drawing conventions; Identify and draw a working circuit according to specifications; Demonstrate knowledge of basic mathematical operations; Perform calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percents; demonstrate knowledge of basic algebra and geometry; estimate the amount of materials required; calculate requirements from a given drawing using Ohm's/Watt's Law; explain transformers and their functions; identify the characteristics of AC circuits; describe and calculate capacitance, reactance, impedance, current, voltage, and resistance; compare and contrast characteristics of AC and DC; identify the characteristics of DC circuits; identify resistor values based on color codes; describe and calculate resistance, current, voltage, and power; apply Ohm's Law. Performance Component: install Cable from Meter Base to Service Entrance Panel (38%); install GFCI Circuit Breaker in Existing 100 AMP Panel (10%); Wire Lighting Control (33%); Install Door Chimes (19%).


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 Electrical Occupations (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.