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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
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
is Florida 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.
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 center. Credit is awarded for scores
equating to a “B” or “C” as
approved by the State Board of Education.
Florida 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 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
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.
is designed to assess a set of abilities
requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed
and to have the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively
use the needed information. The assessment is a graduation
requirement for those students who enter Florida Community
College under the 2004 Catalog or after, and are seeking an
A.A., A.S. and/or A.A.S. degree.
The Information Literacy Assessment
has six modules:
- Module 1: Identify the need for information
- Module 2: Select the most appropriate information
- Module 3: Acquire pertinent information
- Module 4: Evaluate the information obtained
- Module 5: Manipulate it in a usable form
- Module 6: Communicate the information
The following guidelines apply to those students
who are required to take the Information Literacy Assessment:
Florida Community College’s assessment and certification
centers administer placement testing for those individuals entering
adult studies programs: Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Eqivalency, 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.
- Students must achieve satisfactory scores on all six modules
of the Information Literacy Assessment prior to the awarding
of an A.A., A.S. and/or A.A.S. degree.
- Students may retake the
examination until they have received a satisfactory score on
all six modules. Credit will be given for receiving a satisfactory
score on any given module during any attempt; i.e., once a module has been passed
it will not have to be retaken.
- Multiple types of remediation will be available.
These will include the availability of an online course in
Information Literacy which may be taken for one credit or for
non-credit, campus-based workshops, and printed materials.
In addition, Information Literacy concepts will be included
in some Florida Community College college credit courses.
Information Literacy Assessment will be available online at
each of the campus assessment and certification centers. It
is administered on a walk-in-basis or by appointment. Students
may contact any campus assessment center to register.
information on the Information Literacy Assessment is available
in each of the campus assessment and certification centers, including the
required passing score on each of the six modules. Students can register for
the Information Literacy Assessment any semester.
- Students with a disability may
request assistance to complete the Information Literacy Assessment.
Assistance is obtained through the disabled student specialist
on any campus. All requests must be accompanied with appropriate
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 center.
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 details.
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
are administered annually for aerobics instructors, personal
trainers and orthopaedic technologists.
administered by the assessment and certification centers to
individuals seeking professional licensure. The tests are given
annually. For more information, contact Applied Measurement
Professionals, Inc. at 913.541.0400.
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 arts department.
a standard of professional and academic excellence among
investment practitioners administered annually.
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.
a vocational exam administered monthly to commercial radio operators
administered 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.
administered four times a year. Application packets can be picked
up at the Downtown Campus assessment and certification center.
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.
of speed and precision are administered on an ongoing 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 administered on a regular basis
at North Campus.
administered on a regular basis for enterostomal therapy nurses,
wound care nurses, ostomy care nurses, continence care nurses
and hospice nurses.
administered by the assessment and certification center to students
entering entry-level employment in the food service industry.
is administered to emission inspectors requesting