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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

Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Repair (3046)

Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2009- Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: change oil and filters; maintain fuel system and cooling system; apply knowledge of 4-stroke engines; maintain intake and exhaust systems; demonstrate knowledge of hydrostatic power train; service and repair final drive, power shift transmissions, and inspect drive lines; service and maintain mechanical transmissions; maintain/repair electronic controls; service and test starting system; service and test charging system; service and test battery; maintain basic electrical system (lighting accessories); inspect air brake systems; apply knowledge of wet brake systems and hydraulic brake systems; identify brake components and various types and components of metals; apply knowledge of shielded metal arc welding; demonstrate safe use of welding and fabrication tools; inspect and maintain tire performance; monitor gauges and warning lights; inspect hydraulic system; adhere to maintenance schedules and manage record keeping; measure and maintain oil and fluid levels; perform oil sampling; identify basic hydraulic system components; describe operation of various hydraulic pumps; service and troubleshoot hydraulic system, valves, and pressure controls; apply knowledge of hydraulic schematic symbols; apply knowledge of hydraulic circuits; service and rebuild hydraulic cylinders; identify personal protective equipment (PPEs); select proper fasteners; select and use sealants properly; perform drilling and tapping operations; describe proper use of hand tools; demonstrate safe use of jacks and lifting equipment; identify air conditioning components; maintain air conditioning system; recover and recharge air conditioning systems; troubleshoot air conditioning malfunctions; inspect undercarriage and components; demonstrate appropriate use of ground engaging equipment; perform track tension adjustments; demonstrate appropriate blocking/cribbing techniques. Performance Component: Test Cooling System (10%); Electrical Testing (19%); Adjust Valve Clearance (12%); Set Carrier Bearing Ring and Pinion Backlash (14%); Identify Brake Components (8%); Measure and Adjust Track (10%)' and Cut and Weld Steel (27%).


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 Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Repair (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.