Testing Center

 

About the Testing Center

The Testing Center administers both paper-and-pencil tests and computer-administered standardized tests that support the programs of CGTC and address community needs for admissions tests, distance learning, workforce development, credentials, and licenses. Services provided through the Testing Center are available to CGTC students and members of the community. The Testing Center provides special accommodations for test candidates with appropriately documented disabilities.

 


 

Tests Administered

 

College Placement Exam

CGTC uses the ACCUPLACER® placement test, which measures knowledge in math, reading, and writing. The placement test does not determine if an individual can attend CGTC and it is not pass or fail; it simply helps us place students in the college classes that meet their skill level. The ACCUPLACER® test consists of four sections: reading comprehension, sentence skills, mathematics, and elementary algebra.

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to study for the ACCUPLACER® test. The test is not pass or fail; however, minimum scores are required in each section to avoid having to take learning support classes. The placement test may be taken up to two times.


 

ACT Work Keys

Through ACT Work Keys, skills that employers consider essential to job success are measured and documented by the National Career Readiness Certificate. Certified skill levels are then matched with existing or customized job profile requirements. The Testing Center administers these certification assessment tests and works with our Business and Industry Training Specialist to create customized job profiles.



 

PSB Aptitude for Health Occupations

The PSB Aptitude for Health Occupations exam is required for all health programs except the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and the Practical Nursing programs, which require the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Candidates may complete the test twice in a year (365 days) and the highest score will be used in selection. Exam scores are valid until a new version is in place.



 

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as part of the admissions process by nursing and allied health schools nationwide. The TEAS is multiple-choice assessment measuring basic academic preparedness in reading, math, science, English and language usage. The objectives assessed in the test are those that nursing and allied health educators deem most relevant for measuring entry level skills and abilities of program applicants. The test not only predicts the performance of incoming candidates, it also helps educators gain advance knowledge of the strengths and areas needing development of those that are accepted into the program.

Applicants are encouraged to complete BIOL 2113 (Anatomy and Physiology) prior to the examination. Candidates may complete the test twice in a year (365 days) and the highest score will be used in selection. Exam scores are valid until a new version is in place. Each individual must purchase his or her own testing reservation. The exam will be offered at CGTC campuses. No minimum score required.



 

GACE Paraprofessional Assessment

The GACE Paraprofessional assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measure their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction. More information about Paraprofessional Assessment is available on the Georgia Assessments for Certification of Educators website.



 

Pest Control Exams

The Testing Center administers the following pest control exams:

  • Commercial Applicators Examination
  • Employee Registration Examination
  • Certified Pest Control Operator Examination

Individuals who wish to obtain a commercial applicator license must pass the general standards examination, as well as at least one major category examination with a score of 70%. The general standards exam is designed to test for general knowledge on the use of pesticides, while the category examinations are more specific to particular types of pesticide application.



 

CLEP

CLEP offers 33 exams in five subject areas, covering material taught in courses that you may generally take in your first two years of college. By passing a CLEP exam, you can earn 3 to 12 college credits. Each college sets its own policy regarding which CLEP exams it will grant credit for and how many credits it will award. If taking CLEP exam for CGTC. Please contact the Registrar’s Office to learn more about credit hour policy. More information about CLEP is available on the College Board’s website.



 

Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE implements innovative electronic testing solutions that enhance the performance, reliability, and security of professional licensing and certification programs throughout the world. Exams are delivery through a domestic network of more than 200 company-owned and operated Pearson VUE Authorized Centers. For information about Pearson VUE please visit www.pearsonvue.com.

 


 

Locations and Contact Information

 

Brandon Elam, Director of Testing
p: (478) 757-3447
e: belam@centralgatech.edu

Testing Center Email: matesting@centralgatech.edu