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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 - Teacher Test (5912)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2011 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: change oil and filters; maintain fuel systems; apply knowledge of 4-stroke engines; maintain cooling systems and intake and exhaust systems; define hydrostatic power train; service and repair final drives, power shift transmissions, and drive lines; service and maintain mechanical transmissions; maintain and repair electronic controls; service and test starting system and 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 and hydraulic circuits; service and rebuild hydraulic cylinders; identify personal protection equipment (PPEs); select proper fasteners and use sealants properly; perform drilling and tapping operations; describe proper use of hand tools; safely use of jacks and lifting equipment; identify air conditioning components and maintain air conditioning systems; recover and recharge air conditioning systems; troubleshoot air conditioning malfunctions; inspect undercarriage and components; use  ground engaging equipment appropriately; perform track tension adjustments; and demonstrate appropriate blocking/cribbing techniques.  Performance Component:  Test Cooling System (10%), Electrical Testing (19%), Adjust Valve Clearance (12%), Set Carrier Ring and Piston Backlash (14%), Identify Brake Components (8%), Measure and Adjust Track (10%), and Cut and Weld Steel (27%).


NOCTI teacher exams assess individuals' technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Repair (11/13).