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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

Manufacturing Technology (2084)

Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: apply math functions to solve problems; create and interpret graphs and charts used in manufacturing; match measurement activities to manufacturing processes;uUse proper general and precision measurement techniques; solve problems involving geometric shapes and metric conversions; describe molecular action as a result of temperature extremes, chemical reaction and moisture content; identify issues of basic industrial safety; complete forms and paperwork as required; maintain and use protective guards; use electrical devices correctly and safely; determine weight and operating limits of equipment; perform periodic checks;Identify, safely handle, and properly dispose of chemical, biological and physical hazards; describe ergonomics and its importance; identify components of an effective manufacturing system; explain effect of quality assurance on profit; apply continuous quality improvement to the manufacturing process; define and apply SPC; perform inspections and identify and address customer problems; interpret commonly used abbreviations, terminology, and symbols; determine tolerances and dimensions; interpret blueprints for appropriate tool usage; identify types of lines; extract information from title blocks and legends; identify various views; apply basic mechanical skills; perform troubleshooting and maintenance procedures; explain the importance of correct fixturing and workholding devices; describe functions of specific machine tools, locate and retrieve production materials specific to process flow and delivery schedule; enter, edit, set up and operate a program in a CNC machine; requisition, ship, handle and store materials, describe assembly lines and materials handling procedures; interpret appropriate industrial robotic functions and applications and basic robotic programming including CADD; identify various industrial robotic design features; apply computer applications in manufacturing processes; identify possible effects of introducing automations into manufacturing; use various methods of tracking inventory quantities; perform measurements using digital or electronic gauges interfaced with a CPS; identify a variety of process control applications; collect and analyze information to determine and improve work processes; explain the advantages and disadvantages of just-in-time inventory; interpret project plans; apply time and motion studies; appropriately report job status; explain "make or buy" decisions; defend the importance of vendor relationships; use various devices to gather electrical measurements (e.g., analog, voltmeter, DMM); explain basic electronics and components; demonstrate appropriate electrical wiring techniques; apply knowledge of hydraulics; interpret basic ladder diagrams; connect and program digital input and output devices to a robot controller PLC; construct drawings using various commands in a CAD program; create a sketch of a multiview drawing given an isometric drawing; use CAM software to generate and post a CNC program; design a process procedure; and explain research and development. Performance Component: Milling Operations (47%), Assemble a Multiple Shaft Gear Drive System (31%), and Determining Gage Block Combinations (22%).


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, 1 semester hour in Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering Technology or Facility Management (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.