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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

Mechatronics (2040)

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: follow workplace electrical safety guidelines (NEC) lock-out/tag-out); identify safety components of workplace (e.g., fire protection, emergency exit plans, emergency routes, and confined spaces); wear appropriate personal protective (PPE) safety equipment (NFPA 70-E); interpret major parts of MSDS sheets; perform machine guarding procedures; administer first aid;properly use hand and power tools; perform proper HazCom operations (perform proper hazardous waste disposal); follow workplace mechanical safety guidelines (e.g., energy isolation, potential energy); use proper techniques to navigate workplace (walking and working surfaces); use operating documents and work instructions; interpret equipment test, operating, and failure logs; verbalize instructions and communicate problems; properly use a voltmeter, multimeter, ammeter,and a torque wrench; read various gauges; describe and identify sensors of various functions and transducers (thermocouples, photoelectric cell); read and convert a standard and metric ruler; measure input and output impedance; calibrate electrical equipment; identify reed sensors; diagnose electrical equipment; measure angles, square, level, and plumb; determine appropriate measurement tools and demonstrate proper care and handling of measurement instruments; apply circuit terminology; describe relationships between circuit components; describe types of switches (e.g., limit, potentiometer); read resistor color bands; use Ohm' s and Kirchoff' s Laws for voltage and current (AC and DC); explain magnetism and electromagnetism; describe series and parallel circuits; Interpret wiring, schematics, and ladder diagrams; analyze and troubleshoot circuits; define microprocessors; select proper wire size for a circuit' s (NEC) load; describe power supply (transformers, inverters, and generators - 24 volts); differentiate between different types of materials and their properties (plastic, stainless); discuss vibration and noise control  (ergonomics); define mechanical valve operation (shut-off), bearing properties and uses; perform shaft alignment, gear reduction, and speed calculations on gears, sprockets, and pulleys; apply gear ratios and direction; select type of lubrication; read and interpret drawings of mechanical parts (sectional and scale views); describe drive systems (chains and belts; conveyor system) and proper mounting of components (using proper fasteners); differentiate between hydraulic and pneumatic system components; identify types of valve (pressure, flow, directional); apply working knowledge of types of cylinders; read schematics relating to system components; apply Pascal' s Law; describe hydraulic fluid characteristics; identify different hydraulic and pneumatic conductors; explain essentials of system filtration; identify components of a computer network; describe basic functions of PLCs in a system; anaylze truth tables and logic; apply basics of CAD; outline basics of computer programming; download a program to input information into a computer system; describe system control and monitoring interfaces; identify different types of communication cabling; and describe wireless versus hardwired systems.


NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Engineering (Control, Mechanical, Electrical or Computer), General Technology, Introduction to Mechatronics Technology, or Manufacturing Engineering Technology (5/12) (5/17 revalidation) (12/21 revalidation).