Continuing Education Placement Testing

When students arrive for testing they should state what program they are testing for.

Test scores are valid for 3 years unless otherwise noted by your intended program.

Students that complete continuing education programs may be required to complete additional testing in order to enroll in a curriculum course(s).

Placement Testing offers placement testing for the following Continuing Education Programs at no charge to the student:

For more information or to schedule an appointment to take one of these test, please visit the Office of Placement Testing located in the Warren Building, Room 2402 or call 252-493-7561. We accept walk-ins, but not tests will be administered after 3:00 p.m.

Placement Testing Policies

  • Test scores are valid for 3 years unless otherwise noted.
  • A valid photo ID is required to test.
  • BLET students are required to bring a BLET Testing Permit to their scheduled placement test (students should contact BLET at 252-493-7572 to obtain a permit).

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 NC-DAP English and Reading test for BLET students. The NC-DAP English and Reading test is a computerized exam.

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

Students enrolling into the BLET programs are required to score 10th grade level or higher in reading. The test consists of an Essay and multiple-choice section. The only portion of the test is timed is the Essay. There is a 2-hour time limit and the multiple-choice section is untimed.

Score requirements for BLET:

Students will need a Composite Score of 136 or greater on the NC-DAP English placement test to meet or exceed BLET requirements.

Where can I find study resources for the exam?

Review the official NC-DAP Study Guide and official NC-DAP Essay Guide and Sample Essays for more information regarding the NC-DAP English test.

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

Cosmetology

PCC Placement Testing no longer administers testing for Cosmetology students. Testing for Cosmetology is conducted through the Cosmetology program.

For more information regarding the Cosmetology program, including contact information visit the PCC Cosmetology webpage.

Emergency Medical Technician (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.

Score Requirements for EMT:

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 EMST

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 EMT

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 webpage.

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.

Score Requirements for Nursing Assistant I and II (NA I and NAII) Phlebotomy:

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 Assistant and/or Phlebotomy.

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic
Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy students are required to score a 30+ on the ACCUPLACER Arithmetic

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 webpage.

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