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Placement Testing offers testing for the following Continuing Education Programs:

 

Basic Law Enforcement Enforcement Training (BLET)

Students enrolling in the BLET program are required to score in the 10th grade level or higher in reading.  The Placement Testing Office offers the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension exam for BLET students.  The ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension test is a computerized, untimed, 20 question, multiple choice exam. 

What  do I need to score to meet the reading requirement for the BLET program?

BLET students are required to score a 64+ on the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension test in order to meet the 10th grade level or higher reading requirement for BLET

When is the exam offered?

BLET testing is offered strictly on a walk-in basis on Fridays from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (the last test must begin no later than 3:00 PM).

Note: Students do not have to make an appointment to take a BLET test.

What do I need to bring with me on the day of testing?

Where can I find study resources for the exam?

Reading Comprehension Study Resources

For more information regarding the BLET program visit the PCC BLET wepage.

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Cosmetology

All Cosmetology students must take the ACCUPLACER Arithmetic, Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension placement tests.  The ACCUPLACER placement test is an untimed, computerized, multiple choice test.


What placement/scores do I need to meet the requirements of the Cosmetology program?

English Requirement:
Students must place into DRE-097-Integrated Reading & Writing II or higher to statisfy the English requirement for Cosmetology.  Students falling below this placement will be required to sucessfully complete DRE-096-Integrated Reading & Writing to meet this requirement.

English Cut Scores

Math Requirement:
Students must score a 35+ on the ACCUPLACER Arithmetic test to statisfy the math requirement for Cosmetology.  Students who score below a 35 will be required to take DMA-010-Operations With Integers to meet this requirement.


When is the exam offered?

Cosmetology testing is offered strictly on a walk-in basis on Fridays from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (the last test must begin no later than 3:00 PM).

Note: Students do not have to make an appointment to take a Cosmetology test.


What do I need to bring with me on the day of testing?


Where can I find study resources for the exam?

English:
In order to determine an English placement Cosmetology students will be required to complete the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills exams:

Reading Comprehension Study Resources

Sentence Skills Study Resources

Math:

Arithmetic Study Resources

For more information regarding the Cosmetology program visit the PCC Cosmetology  wepage.


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EMT

Students enrolling in the EMT program are required to score in the 11th grade level or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension AND Arithmetic exams.  The ACCUPLACER placement tests are untimed, computerized , multiple choice exams.


What scores do I need to meet the requirements of the EMS program?

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
EMS students are required to score a 70+ on the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension test in order to meet the 11th grade level or higher reading  requirement for EMS

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic
EMT students are required to score a 59+ on the ACCUPLACER Arithmetic test in order to meet the 11th grade level or higher math requirements for EMS


When is the exam offered?

EMS testing is offered strictly on a walk-in basis on Fridays from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (the last test must begin no later than 3:00 PM).

Note: Students do not have to make an appointment to take a EMS test.


What do I need to bring with me on the day of testing?


Where can I find study resources for the exam?

Official Accuplacer Reading Comprehension  and Arithmetic Study Guide

For more information regarding the EMS program visit the PCC EMS  wepage.


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Nursing Assistant I & II (NA I & NA II) and Phlebotomy

Students enrolling in a Nursing Assistant or Phlebotomy program are required to take the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension AND Arithmetic exams. The ACCUPLACER placement tests are untimed, computerized , multiple choice exams.


What scores do I need to meet the requirements of the Nursing Assistant and/or the Phlebotomy programs?

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy students are required to score a 30+ on the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension test in order to meet reading requirements for Nursing Assisant and/or Phlebotomy

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic
Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy students are required to score a 30+ on the ACCUPLACER Arithmetic test in order to meet math requirements for Nursing Assisant and/or Phlebotomy


When is the exam offered?

Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy testing is offered strictly on a walk-in basis on Fridays from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (the last test must begin no later than 3:00 PM).

Note: Students do not have to make an appointment to take the NA I, NA II or Phlebotomy placement test.


What do I need to bring with me on the day of testing?


Where can I find study resources for the exam?

Official Accuplacer Reading Comprehension  and Arithmetic Study Guide

For more information regarding the Nursing Assistant and/or Phlebotomy programs visit the PCC Health Care Services wepage.


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