Skip to main content

National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Technical Drafting (4054)

Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2008- Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: identify and demonstrate appropriate use of drafting tools, materials, and equipment; demonstrate knowledge of the use of CAD as a drafting tool, drawing standards and conventions; utilize appropriate drawing layout and scale; complete annotation on drawings and a title block; demonstrate sketching skills and techniques; identify geometric terms and constructions; produce basic geometric constructions; construct lines at any given angle; construct irregular curved lines; construct geometric shapes and plane figures; draw lines and curved elements; use basic mathematic operations; apply methods of measurement; calculate distance, area, and volume, fractions and decimals; demonstrate conversion skills; calculate taper/slope; demonstrate knowledge of algebraic equations, geometry, and trigonometry; apply local and general notes; interpret abbreviations and symbols; demonstrate metric dimensioning; demonstrate dual dimensioning; demonstrate tabular/charted dimensioning and baseline dimensioning; demonstrate tolerancing practices; identify finished surfaces; demonstrate geometric dimension and tolerancing (GD and T); produce basic orthographic views; produce auxiliary and section views; produce intersections and developments; produce schematic and pictorial drawings; produce detail working drawings and assembly drawings; demonstrate drawing revisions; produce modified part drawings; identify and apply fastener terminology and symbols; identify and apply screw thread terminology and symbols; produce threaded fastener drawings; produce common fasteners and applications; demonstrate knowledge of machining operations; demonstrate knowledge of welding and various manufacturing processes; demonstrate knowledge of various materials; identify standard shop tools and equipment; demonstrate knowledge of mechanical components; explain design guidelines (form, function, repetition, etc.); identify steps of the design process/cycle; research and design a project; and use reference materials. Performance Component: Visualization (30%); Orthographic Drawing (50%); Development (10%); and Assembly (10%).


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 Technical Drafting (11/13) (11/18 revalidation) (11/23 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.