Assessment Center Services

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For more information, email ac@stchas.edu or call 636-922-8629.

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Departmental Exams

Testing Out of a Class

It is possible to "test out" of CPT-103 Microcomputer Applications; CPT-106 Introduction to Microsoft Operating Systems and CPT-115 Introduction to Data Processing. The fee for each departmental test-out exam is equal to one credit hour of current in-district tuition. A student may receive credit for the class(es) or waive a pre-requisite. Consult an academic counselor to determine whether your program of study requires you to take the test or class for credit, and for further information.

Important to know about these tests:

  • You may only take these exams once.
  • The tests are available during normal Assessment Center hours. Not available on Saturdays. Allow at least two hours to complete before closing.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to determine if credit by exam will be accepted at his or her transfer institution.
  • Your SCC student I.D. is required to take a departmental exam.
  • Study guides can be viewed in Enrollment Services, ADM 1204.
  • Please stop by Enrollment Services, ADM 1113, to pick up a Departmental Exam Application.
CPT-103 Microcomputer Applications (Due to course revisions - this test will not be available until March 20, 2017)

This exam will cover Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint using Microsoft Office 2016. You will retrieve and save all of your work to a flash drive that will be provided for you.  Your exam will be sent to the computer department faculty for grading and processing.  You will receive your results by mail or may pick them up if you choose to do so. (2 hour time limit)

CPT-106 Introduction to Microsoft Operating Systems

This is a 53-item exam consisting of multiple choice and true/false questions covering Microsoft operating systems. The exam will be administered on Canvas. You will know your score when you are finished. Your exam will be sent to the Computer Science Department faculty for processing of credit.

CPT-115 Introduction to Data Processing

This is a 100-item true/false and multiple-choice exam taken on Canvas. You will know your score when you are finished. Your exam will be sent to the Computer Science Department faculty for processing of credit.

External Course Testing - Fee Service

Proctoring Available at the Assessment Center

Assessment Center personnel are available to act as proctors for students taking tests as part of an online course offered by other institutions or to obtain certain certifications. There is a charge for this service. Testing appointments that require <1.0 – 3.0 hours will be charged a flat rate of $25. Any appointments that require 3.0+ hours will be charged a flat rate of $40. Two exams scheduled the same day will be charged separately – per exam.

Interested students should email ac@stchas.edu. We do not charge for currently enrolled SCC students, students attending a Missouri community college, active duty military service personnel or veterans and their qualified dependents.

Proctoring is arranged on an appointment basis only. At least one week and up to two weeks are needed to confirm a test date. During peak service periods, it might be necessary for this service to be limited or suspended. Please contact us at ac@stchas.edu before requesting a test from your institution.

Miscellaneous Tests Offered at SCC

HiSET® Testing

To register for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®), go to www.hiset.ets.org. The HiSET® is a computer-based test made up of five subject area tests.  It is administered Monday through Friday in the St. Charles Community College Assessment Center according to appointments created on the HiSET® website at http://hiset.ets.org/take/schedule.  The total cost for all five subject area tests is $95. Test retakes are available for a small fee.  For more information, please visit:  http://hiset.ets.org/take/fees/Test results appear in your HiSET® account within 3-10 business days.  When you have passed all five subject area tests, you will receive a Certificate of High School Equivalence from the Missouri Department of Education.

MoGEA: Missouri General Education Assessment

Starting in September 2013, the new requirement for admission to any Missouri state school of education is the Missouri General Education Assessment and will be offered on an individual appointment basis. This assessment is computer delivered. To register go to www.mo.nesinc.com. To pay the SCC sitting fee go to www.stchas.edu/mogea.

Time Required: Approx. 5 hours

Dates Given: Wednesday and Thursday by appointment

Cost: Testing fee to Pearson - $49
Sitting fee to SCC - $20 for all 4

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Students applying for the RN program must earn a score of 75% on each of the four academic subject areas.

Students applying for the LPN program must earn a score of 70% on each of the four academic subject areas.

Academic subject areas included are:  Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Math, and Anatomy and Physiology. 

The HESI A2 Entrance Exam must be taken within two years from program start.

Students may take the HESI A2 up to three times per calendar year not to exceed one time in a six-week period.

Here’s how to register:

  • Go to the Administration Building, Room 1204 to complete an HESI A2 Registration Form. 
  • An Allied Health Counselor or front office staff will register you, then give you a printed registration sheet.
  • Take the registration sheet to the Cashier’s office, ADM 1117 to pay the $45 non-refundable fee.
  • Take the paid receipt and registration sheet to the Assessment Center, Student Center, Room 133 to schedule a test date.

For more information, please visit:  https://www.stchas.edu/academics/departments/Nursing.

** All HESI A2 requirements and procedures are subject to change.

Paraprofessional Exam

This assessment is used to certify paraprofessionals who have not earned an associate’s degree or have less than 2 years of college. This assessment is computer delivered. To register go to www.mo.nesinc.com. To pay the SCC sitting fee go to www.stchas.edu/mogea.

Time Required: Approx. 2 hours

Dates Given: Wednesday and Thursday by appointment

Cost: Testing fee to Pearson - $35
Sitting fee to SCC - $10

ACT

The college administers the ACT during national test dates.

Some ACT links are:

ACT Preparation Classes

  • The Division of Corporate and Community Development offers ACT preparation classes during the school year.
  • The dates and cost of the course are listed in the non-credit class brochure
  • For more information about the ACT preparation classes, call 636-922-8310.

How to Sign Up: All registration is done through ACT. Registration packets are available in Room 1204 of the Administration Building. Our ACT test center code is 022810.

Time Required: Approx. 4 hours

Dates Given: See ACT online registration for dates

Cost: For current registration fees, please consult ACT online registration.

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