Student Services, Resources and Activities
Assessment and Certification Centers
Each campus has a comprehensive assessment
and certification center offering a full range of services during
the day and evening. Limited testing services are available at
other locations as well. The college’s centers are authorized
testing sites for ACT, SAT, VUE, Certiport and Prometric. For
complete and current assessment information visit our Web site.
may earn up to 45 semester hours credit toward an associate’s
degree through credit-by-examination. This may be a combination
of International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP),
College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES subject standardized
tests (DSST), Excelsior and/or transfer credit. Credit not counted
within this 45-hour limit may be obtained by participation in
the Proficiency Examination Program (PEP). For more information
regarding the following tests, contact the campus assessment
and certification center.
is a nationally developed program
for acquiring college credit while enrolled in high school. The
test is administered through the high schools and credit is granted
by the college for scores of three, four or five on approximately
30 approved tests. Score reports may be submitted for evaluation
to any campus assessment and certification center.
The program is a Geneva-based
program of study offered through high schools throughout the
world. The program consists of a comprehensive system of courses
and examinations that focus on the development of a high quality
liberal arts education. Florida Community College may award up
to a maximum of 30 semester hours of credit.
(formerly known as Regents
College Exams or the Proficiency Examination Program), is a nationally
developed program approved by the American Council on Education.
The tests are administered locally by Sylvan/Prometric testing
centers and credit is granted for grades of “B” or “C” on
eight approved tests. Score reports may be submitted for evaluation
to any campus assessment and certification center.
is a nationally developed
program for credit-by-examination. Credit is granted for scores
equating to a “B” or “C” passing level
on approximately 25 tests approved by the State Board of Education.
Fees are set by the College Entrance Examination Board. This
computerized test is administered by appointment at any campus
assessment and certification center. Score reports may be submitted
for evaluation to any campus assessment and certification center.
Community College’s program for awarding college credit
by examination. Most of these tests are administered by Florida
Community College three times per year. Fees are set by the Florida
Community College District Board of Trustees. Students may register
for the tests at any campus assessment and certification center.
is a program developed
by the Department of Defense for awarding credit by examination
under the auspices of Defense Activity for Non-traditional Educational
Support (DANTES). Military personnel may obtain information, applications
and a list of approved tests from the Navy Campus for Achievement
(NCFA) offices on local Navy bases or education offices in other
branches of the military service. Fees are set by DANTES. Non-military
students may contact the campus assessment and certification centers
for information concerning registration, tests and fees. Students
may submit credit earned through DANTES for Florida Community College
credit evaluation through any campus assessment and certification
Credit is awarded for scores equating to a “B” or “C” as
approved by the State Board of Education.
Community College’s Kent and Downtown assessment
and certification centers administer the ACT and SAT on nationally
scheduled test dates. Information on these tests may be obtained
from any campus assessment and certification center.
In certain Florida Community College programs (allied health, law
enforcement and corrections, for example), an academic skills test
may be required. The Health Occupations Test (HOT), Nursing Aptitude
Test (NAT) and Florida’s Basic Ability Test for Law Enforcement
(BAT-LE) are examples of such tests. The program advisor for each
program has information on these test requirements.
Course placement testing is required of new degree-seeking college
credit students in order to assist them with course selection.
Non-degree-seeking students planning to take English, reading or
mathematics must also be tested.
Florida Community College utilizes the Computerized Placement Test
(CPT) or the Florida College Entry Level Placement Test (FCELPT)
as its course placement test. The tests include subtests of English,
reading and mathematics skills.
Florida Community College also accepts scores for the ACT and SAT.
These scores may exempt students from further testing. Students
should have an official copy of test scores sent to their campus
assessment and certification center at least three weeks prior
to registration for classes.
Information is available from any campus assessment and certification
is a statewide test
of college level communication and computation skills developed
by the state of Florida.
Refer to the “Associate in Arts Degree” section for
a more detailed description.
Registration and additional information on CLAST is available at
any campus assessment and certification center.
Florida Community College’s assessment and certification
centers administer placement testing for those individuals entering
adult studies programs: Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency, and
Adult High School (AHS). Campus assessment and certification
centers also administer the entry-level test of basic skills
required of all students entering postsecondary adult vocational
programs of 180 hours and above.
Assessment and certification centers administer the state required
TABE to those enrolled in Workforce Credit Certificate programs
of 450 or more contact hours. The TABE is also a state requirement
for those entering selected adult studies programs.
The Florida High School Competency Test is required of high school
completion students. Refer to the high school completion section
of this catalog for further details.
The GED® test is a battery
of five tests administered at each college campus on a regularly
scheduled basis to individuals who are at least 18 years of age,
out of school, citizens of the United States or resident aliens
and Florida residents. The exam is administered for a minimal
fee and upon request at any campus assessment and certification
Career testing is available at each campus. Aptitude, interest
and personality tests are available and can provide information
useful to career decision making. Contact the campus career development
counselor or assessment and certification center for further
Testing is provided to those individuals and companies who need
secure testing conditions, such as testing for a correspondence
course. Arrangements for testing services and fees may be made
through the assessment and certification centers in advance of
the testing date.
Specialized Tests for Professional Licensures and Certifications
tests are administered annually
for aerobics instructors, personal trainers and orthopaedic technologists.
administered by the assessment and certification centers to individuals
professional licensure. The tests are given annually. For more
information, contact Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.
tests are administered twice annually to automotive technicians
meeting the requirements for certification or recertification.
is a professional
stamp of approval for individuals working in the food service
industry. The test is administered upon request of the culinary
is a standard of professional
and academic excellence among investment practitioners administered
is an optional state-developed
exemption test designed for those employed in child care settings
who are required to complete the FL DC&F 20-hour child care
worker training course. The exemption test can be taken only
once and covers the following four modules:
- state and local rules and regulations which govern child
- health, safety and nutrition
- child abuse and neglect — identifying
- child growth and development — birth
through 12 years old
Child care personnel can be exempt from any of the four training
modules by successfully completing the module pre-test with an
80 percent or better score.
is a vocational exam
administered monthly to commercial radio operators for licensing.
by the assessment and certification centers to managers in establishments
serving the public so they may be certified to help protect everyone’s
health, safety, and welfare. This exam requires a fee. For information
call (813) 974-1525.
is administered four times
a year. Application packets can be picked up at the Downtown
Campus assessment and certification center.
is provided at campus assessment
and certification centers. Current offerings include, but are
not limited to:
Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW)
Comp TIA (A+)
Florida Department of Insurance
Linux Professional Institute
MetaSolv Solutions, Inc.
skill assessments of speed and precision are administered
on an on-going basis.
is given to individuals
seeking state certification in the nursing assistant profession.
Registration for the test is through Assessment Services Inc.
(ASI). For information and registration call 1.888.204.8250.
There is both a written and skills based assessment, which is
on a regular basis at North Campus.
are administered on a regular
basis for enterostomal therapy nurses, wound care nurses, ostomy
care nurses, continence care nurses and hospice nurses.
by the assessment and certification center to students entering
entry-level employment in the food service industry.
is administered to emission
inspectors requesting recertification.