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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 - Teacher Test (5915)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2011 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: describe major engineering fields; identify functions that an engineer performs; describe education required to be an engineer; identify ethics related to engineering situations; describe relationships between the engineer and other technical personnel; identify the progression of the engineering field and 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 and 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; measure with precision tools and instruments; explain the role of quality control in assembly and fabrication; identify situations of supplying and outsourcing and the order and methodology of the assembly process; identify common materials; compare and contrast physical properties of materials; select correct materials for specific functions; 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 and use safety equipment; describe the function of 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; describe 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 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 Introduction to Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Manufacturing Engineering Technology (5/12) (12/16 revalidation).