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TESTING SERVICES

The Office of Testing is under the leadership of Mr. Justin Otto.




The Office of Testing

The Testing office provides GED testing services, as well as College Board Accuplacer Placement Testing for applicants for admission to Augusta Technical College.


Location: Augusta Campus, Building 1300, Upper Level
Office: (706) 771-4153
Fax: (706) 771-4034





Office Hours:

Monday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

PLACEMENT TESTING


College Board Accuplacer Placement Testing


Augusta Technical College requires that most students take the College Board Accuplacer Placement Test, which will assist you and your advisor in course selection. The Office of Admissions will notify you of any placement tests you must take. See Exemptions to determine whether you may be exempt from the test.


Who must take the College Board Accuplacer Placement Test?

  • If you intend to matriculate (pursue an associate's degree or academic program certificate), you must take the College Board Accuplacer Placement Test, unless you meet the exemptions listed below.
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  • Non-matriculated students must take the placement test prior to registering for any courses that require English and Math prerequisites unless they have completed the necessary course prerequisites or met the exemptions listed below.

EXEMPTIONS


Who is exempt from taking the College Board Accuplacer Placement Test?


You do not need to take the test:


  1. If you are pursuing a degree program, you will have needed to score a 440 for Math and 450 for Critical Reading on the SAT in the last 5 years. If you are pursuing a diploma or certificate program, you will have needed to score a 400 in Math and 430 for Critical Reading on the SAT within the last 5 years. However, you may be required to take a college level math placement test if you enroll in a particular major that requires a high level of math competency.

  2. If you are pursuing a degree program, you will have needed to score a 19 for Math, 17 for English and 16 for Writing on the ACT in the last 5 years. If you are pursuing a certificate or diploma program, you will have needed to score a 17 for Math, a 13 for Reading, and a 12 for Writing on the ACT in the last 5 years. However, you may be required to take a college level math placement test if you enroll in a particular major that requires a high level of math competency.

  3. If you have earned credit for college level English Composition and Mathematics courses.

  4. If you have taken placement tests at another college in the last 5 years. Results should be sent to the Office of Student Records for review and acceptance.

  5. If you are pursuing a degree program, you will have needed to score a 37 for Algebra, 62 for Writing and 79 for Reading on the COMPASS in the last 5 years. If you are pursuing a certificate or diploma program, you will have needed to score a 26 for Math, a 32 Writing, and a 70 Reading on the COMPASS in the last 5 years. However, you may be required to take a college level math placement test if you enroll in a particular major that requires a high level of math competency.

All test scores from previous institutions must be less than 5 years old to qualify for an exemption.


TEST SCORES


Degree Level


 Reading Comprehension   Sentence Skills   Arithmetic   Elementary Algebra 
 ACCUPLACER   64  70  34  57*


 Reading   Writing   Math   Algebra 
 COMPASS   79  62  26  37
 SAT   450 (Old Test)
 25   (New Test)
 440 
 ACT   17   16   19 
 ASSET   41  42  35  42


 English/
Language Arts 
 Math 
 GED   165  165

Diploma and Certificate Level


 Reading Comprehension   Sentence Skills   Arithmetic   Elementary Algebra 
 ACCUPLACER   55  60  34  57*


 Reading   Writing   Math   Algebra 
 COMPASS   70  32  26  28*
 SAT   430 (Old Test)
 24   (New Test)
 400 (Old Test)
 22   (New Test)
 ACT   13   12   17 
 ASSET   38  35  35  N/A*


 English/
Language Arts 
 Math 
 GED   165  165

*Note: Certain diploma programs require MATH 1013 and students must have algebra scores as well.


STUDY LINKS AND DOCUMENTS



GED TESTING INFORMATION


For those who did not complete high school, passing the GED® exam holds the key to the future. Success on this exam earns the high school equivalency credential needed to launch your career, qualify for a better job or promotion, or enter college.

Augusta Technical College is an official GED® testing site. The GED® exam is comprised of four separate tests: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. The 2014 GED® exam is computer-based and can only be taken via computer. There is not a paper option. The cost of all four exams when taken at the same time is $160; taken separately the cost of each test is $40. Acceptable forms of payment are debit or credit card.

All individuals, 18 and older, interested in taking the GED® exam must first register online at www.GED.com or call 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433). Underage testers (16 and 17 years of age) should contact the main GED Testing Center at 706-771-4153 for specific instructions.

An official diploma and transcript is mailed from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Office of Adult Education. Questions and requests for additional copies of these documents should be directed to TCSG at 404-679-1645 or www.tcsg.edu. The Transcript Request form can be printed directly from the TCSG website.

The Augusta Technical College Adult Education Department offers adult basic education classes and GED preparation classes at no charge to the public. For more information or to register for classes visit Adult Education on the Augusta Tech website or call 706-771-4131.

GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council of Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service®. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands and administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.


Pearson VUE Testing


We are excited to announce the Augusta Technical College Testing Services Center is now offering information technology exams through Pearson VUE Testing Services. Some of the new offerings are listed below. In order to register and schedule for an assessment, please visit www.PearsonVUE.com. If you have any questions about the Testing Services Center, please call 706-771-4153 or email Justin Otto at justin.otto@augustatech.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pearson VUE Customer Service

Information Technology Exams

  • •   Adobe
  • •   Alfresco
  • •   Android ATC
  • •   AppSense
  • •   Aruba
  • •   Avaloq
  • •   Avaya, Inc.
  • •   BCS/ISEB
  • •   BICSI
  • •   Brocade
  • •   Business Objects
  • •   C++ Institute
  • •   Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS)
  • •   Check Point Software Technologies
  • •   Cisco Systems
  • •   Citrix
  • •   CIW
  • •   Cloudera
  • •   CompTIA
  • •   Condition Zebra
  • •   CTP – Convergence Technology Professional
  • •   CWNP
  • •   Dassault Systemes
  • •   Digia Qt
  • •   EC-Council
  • •   Embedded Technology Engineer Certification (ETEC)
  • •   EMC
  • •   Esri
  • •   EXIN
  • •   F5 Professional certification Program
  • •   Fortinet
  • •   Fujitsu IT License
  • •   Fijitsu SSSF
  • •   Global Association for Quality Management (GAQM)
  • •   Global Association of Risk Professionals
  • •   Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
  • •   Hitachi IT Platform Engineer Certification
  • •   HP Consumer Support Americas
  • •   HP ExpertOne
  • •   IBM
  • •   InfoComm International
  • •   Infosys Limited
  • •   Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM)
  • •   IOS
  • •   ISC2
  • •   iSQI
  • •   Juniper Networks
  • •   Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
  • •   Microsoft
  • •   National Instruments (NI)
  • •   NetApp
  • •   Nokia Networks
  • •   Novell
  • •   Object Management Group (OMG)
  • •   OpenERP Certification Program
  • •   Oracle
  • •   OSS-DB
  • •   Pegasystems
  • •   PEOPLECERT
  • •   Puppet labs
  • •   Qlikview
  • •   Riverbed
  • •   RSA Security
  • •   Ruckus Wireless
  • •   Ruijie Networks
  • •   SAP
  • •   SAS
  • •   SensioLabs
  • •   Software Certifications (Administered by QAI)
  • •   SpringSource
  • •   SUSE
  • •   Symantec
  • •   TYPO3
  • •   UMTP
  • •   Unify
  • •   VCE – The Virtual Computing Environment Company
  • •   Veeam
  • •   VMWare
  • •   Zend Technologies
  • •   ZTE


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