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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

Mechanical Drafting and Design (4038)

Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2012 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: measure lines, angles, and geometric features; identify drawing views and details, assembly drawings, detailed drawings, and other drawings by type; identify revisions and apply engineering change information; identify and create line types; Identify and create sketches; complete title block and apply reference information; identify and complete a parts list/bill of materials; select and interpret scale and paper size; identify and operate design tools/instruments (CAD and/or manual); analyze reference charts and tables; use mathematical operations, geometry, and trigonometry; identify and read precision measurement tools; calculate unit conversion; draw lines and curved elements; construct perpendicular and parallel lines, tangent lines and arcs, and geometric shapes; bisect and divide geometric elements; outline assembly and exploded assembly drawings; identify abbreviations and symbols; discuss pictorial drawings, multiview drawings, multiview projections (third angle and first angle); differentiate between major surface types (normal, inclined, oblique, cylindrical); identify common part features (fillets, rounds, draft angles, chamfers); construct section views; identify ANSI material symbols; apply section rules; identify and construct auxiliary views; draw true view, true length lines, and true angles; locate and describe features; discuss various unit dimensioning systems; identify finished surfaces and tolerances; label common mechanical feature notations; place local and general notes, including fonts, lettering size, style, etc.; identify geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols; and identify measurements. Performance Component: Auxiliary Views (21%), Drawing Completion and Dimensioning (36%), Pattern Development (19%), and Section Drawing (24%).


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 Mechanical Drafting (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.