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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

Pre-Engineering/Engineering Technology (3475) Formerly Pre-Engineering/Engineering Technology (2475)

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: describe major engineering fields, the functions and ethics of an engineer; describe relationships between the engineer and other technical personnel; identify the progression of the engineering field;  identify principles of the problem solving process; outline the steps in the design process;  translate word problems into mathematical statements; analyze solutions, identifying strengths and weaknesses; develop details of a solution; develop, test, and redesign prototypes; explain components of set up, machining, casting, molding, welding, and finishing; identify and use common hand tools and fasteners; estimate and measure the size of objects using SI and US units; explain the role of quality control in manufacturing, assembly and fabrication; measure with precision tools and instruments; identify situations of supplying and outsourcing; identify the order and methodology of the assembly process; identify common materials and compare and contrast physical properties; select correct materials for specific functions and test materials for specific characteristics; read and understand design documentation and technical manuals; write technical reports; make an oral presentation; interpret critical aspects and/or types of engineering drawings and plans; express data in tables, graphs, and charts; contribute to a team project; exhibit knowledge of appropriate personal safety procedures; describe the role of OSHA in the technical workplace; describe and use safety equipment and safety devices; solve problems using vectoring, predict resultant forces; demonstrate the effect of resistance; apply Ohm' s Law, Watt' s Law, and Kirchoff' s Law; identify series, parallel, and combination circuits; apply knowledge of AC and DC systems; identify what causes resistance in a fluid system; apply knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems; identify the three ways heat is transferred; explain the difference between Celsius and Fahrenheit scales; describe heat conductors and insulators; solve thermal problems using appropriate units; identify the six simple machines and their applications; solve problems using appropriate units in engineering systems; identify the uses and types of inductors and capacitors; use appropriate electrical units to solve problems; draw a circuit diagram and lay out the circuit; identify the difference between analog and digital signals; identify direction of heat flow given differences in temperature; explain the use of insulation to minimize heat flow; and identify electrical components and their functions. Performance Component: Technical Writing (60%) and Oral Presentation (40%).


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 Introduction to Engineering, Engineering Technology or Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering Technology (5/12) (12/16 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.