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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

Industrial Maintenance Mechanics (2074)

Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2008- Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: disassemble, repair, and reassemble machinery/equipment; maintain operating condition and perform preventive maintenance of the machinery/equipment; identify and troubleshoot component defects and malfunctions; test operation of newly repaired machinery/equipment and analyze test results, machine error messages, and information from operators in order to diagnose machinery/equipment problems; maintain record of repairs and maintenance performed; select and differentiate appropriate use of various hand tools; demonstrate appropriate care of hand tools; identify and safely use large machine tools, including lathes, mills, hoists, rigging equipment, and presses; identify safe use of ladders and scaffolding; demonstrate understanding of lock-out/tag-out procedures; exhibit understanding of shop safety; apply basic electrical principles; demonstrate knowledge of basic CNC operations,  basic programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and electrical symbols; interpret basic hydraulic and pneumatic symbols; apply knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic components; interpret hydraulic and pneumatic principles; apply basic electrical principles of motors; interpret appropriate applications for types of motors (linear, servo, AC induction, DC motors, and transformers); select appropriate applications for frequency drives; identify motor components; apply principles of mechanisms; identify appropriate pplications of various gears and drives; demonstrate knowledge of appropriate set-up procedures; apply principles of mechanics; interpret appropriate industrial robotic functions and applications; interpret basic robotic programming, including CADD; identify various industrial robotic design features; interpret various lines; exhibit knowledge of legends; interpret blueprint and schematic components and title block information; demonstrate knowledge of views, angles, and tolerances. Performance Component: Connect and Operate a Circuit (20%); Assemble a Multiple Shaft Gear Drive System (31%); Read and Interpret an Industrial Blueprint (29%); and Troubleshoot an Electrical Control System (20%).


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 Industrial Maintenance Mechanics (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