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I would like more information on:
Location:
North Central Missouri College
Alexander Student Center (ASC)
1301 Main St.
Trenton, MO 64683
Phone:
660-359-3948 ext. 1407 – Testing Coordinator
660-359-3948 ext. 1418 – Student Services Coordinator
Please see the Testing Calendar for a complete listing of test dates.
The Testing Coordinator provides test administration and interpretation of placement testing,   Asset,   ETS, Compass, Missouri Connections Career Planning, Level 1 Nursing, Level 2 Nursing and WorkKeys Exit. The Testing Coordinator will also accept credit for the CLEP exam. A CLEP subject examination guide and an NCMC equivalent course and credit guide are also available for viewing. The Testing Coordinator will also administer individual testing or provide special testing as circumstances present themselves. Eligibility and documentation are required for special testing needs. The Testing Coordinator will also administer correspondence courses upon request as a community service.
Official photo identification (i.e., drivers license, state I.D., school I.D., military I.D.) is required when taking tests or inquiring about test scores. Please note that not all forms of identification are appropriate for all examinations. Contact the Testing Coordinator or look up the test you are taking on this site to determine the form of identification that is acceptable for the test you are taking. Official test score reports are provided by the testing companies only. Scores provided by the Testing Coordinator are unofficial and are not available by telephone or fax.

Asset Placement Testing

Approximate test time: 2 hours
Test Fee: $10.00
Asset Placement Guide
Admission Requirements: A current/official photo I.D. with signature, (Driver’s license, State ID, Military ID), or Student I.D. is required.
Description:  It is recommended that all testing be completed prior to the initial. Asset or Compass testing is required of those students whose ACT scores are at or below the following: English 17; math 16; and reading 17. If a student’s ACT math score is 17 or above, they may take the Asset to attain a higher level of course placement. Reading placement must be completed prior to enrolling into National Government or American History I.
Retest policy: Students may re-test after 30 days have elapsed.
Test Aids: Calculators are allowed ONLY on the Elementary, Intermediate, or College Algebra tests. Calculators are NOT allowed on the Numerical Skills test. Permitted calculators include: hand-held, non-printing, 4-6 functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide, percent, square root)
Preparing for the exam: Sample questions of this test may be viewed by going to www.act.org/asset and double click on Asset Student Guide.
Test Takers with Disabilities: Test accommodations are available for test takers who meet eligibility requirements. Please contact the Testing Coordinator PRIOR to test day.
Note: Electronic equipment including cell phones, pagers, and alarm watches must be turned off upon entering the testing room. For your comfort, we suggest dressing in layers as room temperature may vary.
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ETS Proficiency & Progress

Test Begins: 1:30 p.m. on Weekdays
8:30 a.m. on Saturday
Test Ends: 4 p.m. on Weekdays
11:30 a.m. on Saturday
Test Fee: No charge to Student
Registration Deadline: Three weeks prior to test date.
Test Dates: See Testing Calendar for list of test dates. Test dates are on a first come, first-served basis, so sign up as soon as you receive your letter in the mail. You are responsible for remembering the date you sign up for, reminder notices will NOT be sent.
To Register: www.registerblast.com/ncmc
Admission Requirements: A current/official photo I.D. with signature, (Driver’s license, State ID, Military ID), or Student I.D.
Description: The (ETS) test is a measure of college-level reading, mathematics, writing, and critical thinking in the context of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The purpose of exit testing is to address state and accreditation mandates regarding assessment and accountability as they relate to student academic achievement.
Who & When To Test: Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Applied Teaching (A.A.T.) or Associate in General Studies (A.G.S.) degree students are required to take the “MAPP” before receiving their degree. December graduates should schedule a November test date. May or August graduates should schedule an April test date.
Test Aids: Calculators are allowed. Permitted calculators include a 4-function, scientific, or NON-graphing calculator.
Test Takers with Disabilities: Test accommodations are available for test takers who meet eligibility requirements. Please contact the Testing Coordinator PRIOR to test day.
Note: Electronic equipment including cell phones, pagers, and alarm watches must be turned off upon entering the testing room. For your comfort, we suggest dressing in layers as room temperature may vary.
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Compass Computerized Test Information

Approximate test time: 2 hours; however Compass is an adaptive test and untimed.
 If you do not complete testing in the allotted 2 ½ hours, you will be rescheduled to complete the remaining part of the test.
Test Fee: $25.00 – for NCMC students
$40.00 – for NON NCMC students
Compass Placement Guide
Admission Requirements: A current/official photo I.D. with signature, (Driver’s license or Missouri State ID), is required.
To Register: www.registerblast.com/ncmc
Description: The Compass may be taken as the primary placement test. It is recommended that all testing be completed prior to the initial enrollment. The Compass is required of those students whose ACT scores are at or below the following: English 17; math 16; and reading 17. If a student’s ACT math score is 17 or above, they may take the Compass to attain a higher level of course placement. Reading placement must be completed prior to enrolling into National Government or American History I.
Retest policy: Students allowed to re-test after 30 days have elapsed.
Test Aids: Calculators are allowed. You may bring your own or you may use the calculator available on screen during the math test.
Preparing for the exam: Sample questions of this test may be viewed by going to www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html
View questions for Writing, Reading, Pre-Algebra/Numerical Skills, Algebra, and College Algebra.  Also see more sample test questions at bottom of page.
Test Takers with Disabilities: Test accommodations are available for test takers who meet eligibility requirements. Please contact the Testing Coordinator PRIOR to test day.
Test Scores: A score report will print out automatically at the end of a test session. This will be the student copy and will be the only one issued to the student.
Note: Electronic equipment including cell phones, pagers, and alarm watches must be turned off upon entering the testing room. For your comfort, we suggest dressing in layers as room temperature may vary.
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Missouri Connections Career Planning

Test time: This assessment is an Internet-based program that takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Students must contact Macey Tipton - Testing Coordinator at 359-3948 ext. 1407.
Test fee: Test is free of charge when you are a NCMC student and the test is to be used as part of career counseling.
Description: If you are a college student who is undecided about a college major or career choice, this is the assessment for you. The Career Planning System can help you discover career interests, discover you abilities, match career choices to your work values. Provide lifelong electronic career portfolio with automatic resume construction, provide immediate on-line results.
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Level 1 Nursing

Test Begins: 9:00 a.m.
Test Ends: 1:00 p.m.
Test Fee: $60.00 Must be paid at the time of registration.
To Register: www.registerblast.com/ncmc
Please Note: After you pay this ATI fee, your money will NOT be refunded for ANY reason. Once these test are ordered NCMC must pay for them, used or un-used.
Admission Requirements: A current/official photo I.D. with signature, (Driver’s license, State ID, Military ID).
Questions about the Nursing Program: Contact, 660-359-3948 ext. 1316
Description: This is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. Approximate time to complete test is 4 hours.
Preparing for the exam: Contact the nursing department at ext 1316 for information.
Test Takers with Disabilities: Test accommodations are available for test takers who meet eligibility requirements. Please contact the Testing Coordinator PRIOR to test day.
Note: Electronic equipment including cell phones, pagers, and alarm watches must be turned off upon entering the testing room. For your comfort, we suggest dressing in layers as room temperature may vary.
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Level 2 Nursing

Test Begins: 9:00 a.m.
Test Ends: 12:00 p.m.
Test Fee: $45.00 Must be paid at the time of registration.
To Register: www.registerblast.com/ncmc
Please Note: After you pay this ATI fee, your money will NOT be refunded for ANY reason. Once these test are ordered NCMC must pay for them, used or un-used.
Admission Requirements: A current/official photo I.D. with signature, (Driver’s license, State ID, Military ID).
Questions about the Nursing Program: Contact, 660-359-3948 ext. 1316
Description: Developed by expert nurse educators, assists in determining what knowledge is needed for each LPN who is considering pursing an RN license. Approximate time to complete is 3 hours.
Preparing for the exam: Contact the nursing department at ext 1316 for information.
Test Takers with Disabilities: Test accommodations are available for test takers who meet eligibility requirements. Please contact the Testing Coordinator PRIOR to test day.
Note: Electronic equipment including cell phones, pagers, and alarm watches must be turned off upon entering the testing room. For your comfort, we suggest dressing in layers as room temperature may vary.
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WORKKEYS EXIT TEST

Test Begins: 1:30 p.m. weekdays; Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.
Test Ends: 4:00 p.m. weekdays; Saturdays at 11:30 pm
Test Fee: No charge to Student.
Registration Deadline: Two weeks prior to test date.
Test Dates: See Testing Calendar for list of test dates. Test dates are on a first come, first-served basis, so sign up as soon as you receive your letter in the mail. You are responsible for remembering the date you sign up for, reminder notices will NOT be sent.
To Register: www.registerblast.com/ncmc
Admission Requirements: A current/official photo I.D. with signature, (Driver’s license, State ID, Military ID), or Student I.D.
Description: WorkKeys is a national system for assessing workplace skills that connects knowing with doing and learning with earning. WorkKeys Post-test is a battery of tests covering Reading for Information, Applied Math and Locating Information. The purpose of Exit testing is to address state and accreditation mandates regarding assessment and accountability as they relate to student academic achievement.
Who & When To Test: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) (with the exception of Nursing) Degree and Certificate students are required to take the WorkKeys Exit test before receiving their degree. December graduates should schedule a November test date. May or August graduates should schedule an April test date.
Test Aids: Calculators are allowed. Permitted calculators include: hand-held, non-printing, 4-6 functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide, percent, square root).
Test Takers with Disabilities: Test accommodations are available for test takers who meet eligibility requirements. Please contact the Testing Coordinator PRIOR to test day.
Note: Electronic equipment including cell phones, pagers, and alarm watches must be turned off upon entering the testing room. For your comfort, we suggest dressing in layers as room temperature may vary.
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COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM

CLEP

North Central Missouri College accepts CLEP credit as posted below. NCMC does NOT provide CLEP testing on campus.

GUIDELINES:

1) NCMC will grant up to 30 semester hours credit based on satisfactory CLEP scores.

2) Students are advised to attempt CLEP credit only through the Subject Examinations.

3) However, within the 30-hour limitation, a maximum of 24 semester hours may be earned from the General Examination.

4) CLEP credit is applicable toward all degrees and certificates offered by the college.

5) The student must be enrolled at NCMC and have earned traditional college credit at NCMC before CLEP credit will be entered on the permanent record. There is a $5.00 recording fee for each course transcripted.

6) CLEP credit will NOT be awarded when comparable work has already been completed, attempted or audited. The minimum scores required to earn CLEP credit may change without notice.

7) Colleges/universities to which the student may transfer, reserve the right to re-evaluate and grant credit or NOT grant credit in terms of their own CLEP policies.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:

1. Determine which CLEP examination(s) you should take by working with the Director of Testing & Career Services.

2. On the Registration Form, write NCMC's CLEP Code #6830 in the score recipient's space.

3. Arrange to take the test(s) at one of the test centers listed below (which have agreed to test NCMC students) or at any CLEP testing center nationwide. NCMC is NOT a CLEP testing center.

4. The contact person at the test center will advise you regarding the procedure they want you to follow in completing the Registration Form and the actual testing procedure.

5. Allow yourself plenty of lead time as the testing center may need a month or more advance notice to order the test booklets. Some centers may test every month, while others test only 3 to 4 times a year.

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CO-OPERATING TEST CENTERS

Remember, they are allowing you to test at their center as a favor to you and to NCMC.
1.     University of Central Missouri 3. Northwest Missouri State University
Warrensburg, Missouri   Maryville, Missouri
Director of Testing   Director of Testing
  660-543-4919 660-562-1220
2.   Missouri Western State University   4. Truman State University
St. Joseph, Missouri   Kirksville, Missouri
Director of Testing   Director of Testing
  816-271-4285 660-785-4140

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CLEP SUBJECT EXAMINATIONS

NCMC's Equivalent Courses and Credit

CLEP SUBJECT NCMC EQUIVALENT Sem Hrs
Credit
Freshman College Comp. English I 3
American Literature American Literature I 3
English Literature English Literature I 3
College Algebra College Algebra 3
Algebra-Trigonometry, College Elective Credit 3
Trigonometry Trigonometry 3
Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus 5
American Government National Government 3
American History I American History I 3
American History II American History II 3
Western Civilization I Western Civilization I 3
Western Civilization II Western Civilization II 3
Sociology, Introductory General Sociology 3
Psychology, Introductory General Psychology 3
Educational Psychology, Introduction to Social Science Elective 3
Human Growth/Development Human Growth/Development 3
General Biology - No Lab Elective Credit - Biology 3
General Chemistry - No Lab Elective Credit - Chemistry 3
Accounting, Introduction Accounting I 3
Macroeconomics, Introduction Macroeconomics I 3
Microeconomics, Introduction Microeconomics II 3
Principles of Marketing Principles of Marketing 3
Business Law, Introduction Business Law 3
Principles of Management Principles of Management 3
Spanish: 2nd semester Spanish I & II 6
French: 2nd semester French I & II 6
German: 2nd semester Elementary German - Elective 6
Information Systems/Computer Applications Microcomputer Applications I 3

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CLEP: GENERAL EXAMINATION

NCMC EQUIVALENT COURSES AND CREDIT

CLEP AREA

NCMC EQUIVALENT

CREDIT

English

English I

3

Social Science

 

American History I

Social Science Elective

3

3

*Natural Science

 

Elective Credit – Biology

Elective Credit - Physical Science

3

3

Mathematics

Intermediate Algebra

3

Humanities

 

Introduction to Literature

Introduction to Humanities

3

3

Total credit accepted via the General Examination = 24

No Labs. Biology and/or Chemistry do NOT meet the General Education science requirement.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional agreements with North Central Missouri College are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. 

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