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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 - Teacher Test (5272)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2012 - December 2018.

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); identify 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; discuss assembly and exploded assembly drawings; identify abbreviations and symbols, pictorial drawings, multiview drawings, multiview projections (third angle and first angle); differentiate between major surface types (normal, inclined, oblique, cylindrical); identify and 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; outline 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 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 Mechanical Drafting (5/12) (5/17 revalidation).