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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

Welding (4272)

Formerly Welding (4072) and Welding (4172)
Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: identify various welding hazards and safe practices and industrial and OSHA safety standards; discuss oxyfuel safety procedures, arc welding and cutting safety procedures; demonstrate proper and safe use of PPE, hand tools, and power equipment; interpret weld and welding symbols; read and interpret blueprints and sketches; identify oxyfuel cutting principles; identify and maintain oxyfuel equipment; assemble and disassemble oxyfuel equipment; handle and store compressed gas cylinders; cut and form metal with oxyfuel equipment; identify arc cutting process principles; assemble and disassemble arc cutting equipment; identify and maintain arc cutting equipment; exhibit an understanding of arc cutting consumables; demonstrate appropriate use of arc cutting equipment; identify metals by physical characteristics and shapes; explain the pre-heating and post-heating processes; explain distortion control methods; identify basic mechanical properties of metals; identify various joint designs (joint geometry) and welding positions; clean and prepare materials for groove and fillet welds; identify welding defects and/or discontinuities; test welds using various techniques; use standard measuring and layout tools (metric and English); describe welding industry codes, standards, and procedures; explain principles of SMAW; set up and maintain SMAW equipment; select and apply SMAW consumables; perform fillet and groove welds on plate in all positions; explain principles of GMAW and FCAW; set up and maintain GMAW and FCAW equipment; select and apply GMAW and FCAW consumables; perform fillet and groove welds on plate in all positions; explain principles of GTAW; set up and maintain GTAW equipment; select and apply GTAW consumables; and perform fillet and groove welds on ferrous and nonferrous metals in all positions. Performance Component: Oxyfuel Cutting (33%), SMAW V-Groove, 3G (15%), GMAW Tee Joint, 2F (16%), Aluminum GTAW Tee Joint, 2F (20%), and Stainless Steel GTAW Lap Joint, 2F (16%).


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 Manufacturing Technology, Metal Technology, Mechanical Technology or Welding 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.