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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

SpaceTEC Partners, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

CertTec® Basic Electricity and Electronics – Direct Current (DC)


Proficiency examination; varies.


Proctor sites authorized by SpaceTEC®.

December 2014- Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful passing of this examination, students are able to successfully measure voltage, resistance, and current values in a simple series circuit by performing DC circuit calculations and perform measurements using a multimeter to confirm the calculations by demonstrating a working knowledge of Ohm’s Law to successfully evaluate whether the calculations support measured values. They are also able to troubleshoot series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits using a multimeter to measure circuit values to determine if the circuits are working correctly.  To determine correct circuit performance, candidates use Ohm’s Law and their knowledge of circuit values in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits to compare measured values to calculated values. Faults are randomly inserted into the circuit based on specific scenarios provided to the candidate. Although the complexity level of the fault will be standard throughout this performance assessment; the candidate could potentially receive one of dozens of faults for each series, parallel, and series-parallel circuit.


In order to prepare for this examination, students will study the following topics: Safety Practices; Metric Notation; Voltage and Current; Resistors; Switches, Fuses, and Circuit Breakers; Tools for Electronic Troubleshooting; Schematic Diagrams; Magnetism, Relays, and Meters; Introduction to Multimeters; Ohm's Law and Power; Series Circuits; Parallel Circuits; Series - Parallel Circuits.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Electricity and Electronics (10/16) (5/23 revalidation).