Testing

Description of Services

Sampson Community College strives to provide accessible and quality testing services to current students, prospective students, and the community. The Testing Lab at Sampson Community College administers various assessment and certification exams, as well as national standardized examinations.

Exams Administered

Sampson Community College administers an assessment that measures essential workplace skills in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents, as it relates to job performance.  Successful completion of these WorkKey Assessments can lead to earning a National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®).  Completing this web-based assessment could take up to 3.5 hours.  For information regarding the ACT WorkKeys for National Career Readiness Certificate, visit: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workkeys-for-job-seekers.html

Contact

For information regarding ACT WORKKEYS at Sampson Community College, contact
Mr. Alonza Royal, Director of Allied Health & HRD Programs
aroyal@sampsoncc.edu
(910) 900-4014

General Information

Individuals applying for the PN or ADN program must achieve a proficient, advanced, or exemplary level on the ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) to be eligible to apply to the nursing programs at Sampson Community College (SCC).

Students desiring admission into the nursing programs (Associate Degree Nursing or Practical Nursing) will need to complete the admission prerequisites courses and requirements by March 15. Sampson Community College reserves the right to schedule additional testing dates. Official transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office before scheduling a test date. SCC does not accept remote TEAS scores. Only exams administered by an approved on-site testing proctor will be accepted.

The ATI TEAS must be completed within three years of the applicant’s proposed admission. One retake per academic year is permitted, regardless of the testing site. When retesting, applicants must retest on all sections of the test. Scores from more than one test will not be split, mixed, or combined. Once you meet the required minimum score for eligibility, you may not retest for higher scores within the same academic year. When retesting for higher scores, the most recent score will be used.

The examination is administered by Sampson Community College. Registration is required and payment is due prior to being scheduled. The cost of the examination is set by the company. The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration and scheduling of the ATI TEAS must be done in person by seeing Dr. Tonita Smith in SCC Student Services (not by phone or by mail). Applicants must show proof of identification prior to taking the exam (ATI TEAS) without showing proof of payment.

Test Dates

Session #1 Thurs., June 24, 2021 at 9:00 am
Session #2 Thurs., July 15, 2021 at 9:00 am
Session #3 Tues., July 27, 2021 at 9:00 am
Session #4 Wed., Aug. 04, 2021 at 9:00 am
Session #5 Thurs., Aug. 26, 2021 at 9:00 am
Session #6 Thurs., Sept. 16, 2021 at 9:00 am
Session #7 Wed., Oct. 20, 2021 at 9:00 am
Session #8 Thurs., Oct. 28, 2021 at 9:00 am
Session #9 Tues., Nov. 9, 2021 at 9:00 am
Session #10 Thurs., Nov. 18, 2021 at 9:00 am
Session #11 Thurs., Dec. 09, 2021 at 9:00 am
Session #12 Thurs., Jan. 7, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #13 Wed., Jan. 14, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #14 Tues., Jan. 21, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #15 Wed., Jan. 28, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #16 Thurs., Feb. 3, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #17 Wed., Feb.10, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #18 Thurs., Feb. 18, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #19 Tues., Feb. 25, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #20 Thurs., March 3, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #21 Thurs., March 9, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #22 Thurs., March 11, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #23 Tues., May 24, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #24 Thurs., June 09, 2022 at 9:00 am
Session #25 Thurs., June 16, 2022 at 9:00 am 

Cost

The examination is administered by Sampson Community College and payment is due prior to the testing date. The examination cost is $65. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration for the ATI TEAS must be done in person in the SCC Student Services Division (not by phone or by mail). Students must show proper photo identification and an original receipt of payment issued by SCC.

How to Register for the ATI TEAS Test

  • Download the ATI TEAS Registration Form and take it to Student Services, located in North Building.  Registration must be done in person (not by phone or by email).
  • Pay the $65 testing fee in the Finance Office. Students must provide a copy of receipt to Student Services to confirm test registration.
  • After registering for a test date, create your free ATI student account.  This is required to take the ATI TEAS exam.  Be sure to write down your login credentials and bring them with you on test day.  If you already have an ATI student account, please login prior to test day to verify your login credentials.  DO NOT create multiple accounts.  If you forget your ATI login credentials, please contact ATI at 1-800-667-7531.

How to Prepare for the ATI TEAS Test

Students can prepare for the ATI TEAS with several resources including the Official ATI TEAS study manual (sixth edition) and online practice assessments. The study manual is available in the SCC Bookstore or you may purchase one online at the ATI Online Store www.atitesting.com.

Structure of the ATI TEAS Test

The ATI TEAS is composed of 170 questions, 20 of which are unscored pretest items.  Thus, the number of scored questions on which individuals will be evaluated is 150.  The total time allotted to complete the test is 209 minutes. The test is comprised of four sections: Math, Reading, Science, and English and Language Usage.

CONTENT AREA#QUESTIONSTIME LIMIT
Reading5364 minutes
Math3654 minutes
Science5363 minutes
English2828 minutes
TOTAL170*209 minutes
*There are 20 unscored pretest questions

General Exam Rules

  • All personal belongings must be stored out of reach.  This includes coats, jackets, hats and sunglasses, with discretionary allowances for religious apparel.
  • Students may bring two #2 pencils; students are not allowed to have any other personal materials at their testing station.
  • Scratch paper will be provided by the testing proctor.  You are not allowed to use your own scratch paper.  All scratch paper will be collected and destroyed after testing.
  • Students may use the calculator that is available as a pop-up during the test and can be launched from the Web page.
  • No personal electronic devices of any kind are allowed during testing.  This includes, but is not limited to cell phones and personal calculators.
  • Food and drink, unless predetermined as medically necessary, are not allowed in the exam room.
  • Ear plugs will be provided by the proctor before testing begins.
  • Once you have finished your exam, you are free to leave the testing site.

Obtaining Your Exam Results

Post-completion of your ATI TEAS exam, your test results will be made available to you online through your free ATI account after all exams have been completed for that specific testing day.  The test proctor will not provide you with a copy of your results.  You may obtain your results by:

  • Logging into your ATI Account at www.atitesing.com
  • Under Main Menu, select My Result

IF YOU SCORED PROFICIENT, ADVANCED, OR EXEMPLARY

1. Print your exam results and ATI transcript, a free service provided through ATI. Use ATI’s LiveChat option for assistance!
2. Take exam results and ATI transcript to Student Services and see a counselor.
3. Obtain and complete the Program Application in Student Services.

IF YOU Did not score PROFICIENT, ADVANCED, OR EXEMPLARY

1. One retake per academic year is permitted. This is true regardless of testing site, and verified by the submission of the ATI transcript. The most recent score will be used.
2. Applicants must retest on all sections of the test when retesting.
3. Applicants may not retest for higher scores within the same academic year.
4. If you choose to retest, you must register for the second test session. The retest is $65.

contact

For information regarding these programs at Sampson Community College, visit our website at: https://www.sampsoncc.edu/special-admissions/nursing-admissions/teas-testing/
You may also contact
Dr. Tonita Smith, Director of Counseling, Accessibility, and Testing at
tsmith@sampsoncc.edu
(910) 900-4112

HiSET Test

  • Paper-based test
    • Testing fee is $15.00 per subject or $75.00 for entire battery test.
  • Computer-based test
    • Testing fee is $10.75 per subject or $53.75 for entire battery test
  • Candidates are tested in five subject areas which includes reading, writing, science, social studies, and mathematics.

Pearson Vue-GED®

  • Candidates will take this test online. The testing fee is $20.00 per subject or $80.00 for the entire battery.
  • Candidates will be tested in four subject areas: language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics.

Each test permits two retakes per subject.

Valid Government Issued Photo ID is required when taking each test.

COntact

For information regarding these programs at Sampson Community College, visit our website at: https://www.sampsoncc.edu/wdce/college-career-readiness/hs-equivalency-diploma/
You may also contact
Ms. Adriene Howard, Chief GED Examiner
ahoward@sampsoncc.edu
(910) 900-4007

Sampson Community College offers several healthcare programs that are credentialed through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).  Those programs at SCC include the following:

  • Surgical Technician
  • Medical Assistant

Exam Cost

  • The cost of the exam is $90.00 if taken within 6 months after completing the program.
  • The cost of the exam is $135.00 if taken after 6 months of completing the program.

COntact

For information regarding these programs at Sampson Community College, visit our website at: https://www.sampsoncc.edu/wdce/allied-health/
You may also contact
Mr. Alonza Royal, Director of Allied Health & HRD Programs
aroyal@sampsoncc.edu
(910) 900-4014

Sampson Community College offers several programs that are credentialed through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)Those programs at SCC include the following:

  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Welding

Exam Cost

There is currently no cost for the exam.

Contact

For information regarding these programs at Sampson Community College, visit our website at: https://www.sampsoncc.edu/associate-degree-pathways/healthcare-programs/wdce-ems-courses/.
You may also contact
Mr. James DeMay, Director of Public Safety Training
jdemay@sampsoncc.edu

Individuals requesting admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program are required to validate their nursing knowledge and skills by taking the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Examination (NACE I). A minimum score of 80 on NACE I is required to be eligible for advanced placement or a minimum score of 82 for LPN to ADN online option. The cost of the exam is the responsibility of the applicant and is set by the company.

Testing will begin in the fall semester and will end on January 15 of each academic year. The college reserves the right to extend testing after January 15.

The examination is administered by Sampson Community College and payment is due by the morning testing. The examination cost is set by the company. SCC does not accept remote NACE scores. Only exams administered by an approved on-site testing proctor will be accepted. Students are allowed only one attempt to test per academic year, regardless of location.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE NACE I

Day of Exam

Upon entering the Testing Lab, it is each student’s responsibility to show proof of photo identification, register, & pay for the NACE on the morning of the exam.

  • Paper, pencil, and a four-function calculator will be provided for each test-taker on the day of the exam.
  • Arrive no later than 8:30 am. Testing begins at 9:00 am.
  • Four (4) hours are allotted for testing.
  • If you are unable to be present for your scheduled testing date, please contact Dr. Tonita Smith 24 hours in advance at (910) 900-4112 or tsmith@sampsoncc.edu.

After Exam

  • Applicant scores will be sent to the Nursing Department within the next business day for review and consideration for admission.

Contact

For information regarding these programs at Sampson Community College, visit our website at: https://www.sampsoncc.edu/special-admissions/nursing-admissions/nace/
You may also contact
Dr. Tonita Smith, Director of Counseling, Accessibility, and Testing at
tsmith@sampsoncc.edu
(910) 900-4112

At Sampson Community College (SCC), some of our certification programs are credentialed and/or licensed through Pearson VUE Testing, a worldwide, professional, electronic testing industry

For information regarding Pearson VUE Testing, visit: https://home.pearsonvue.com/Test-takers.aspx

Exam Costs

Pearson VUE exam fees are paid to Pearson VUE.

Sampson Community College offers several certifications that are credentialed through the Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA).  Those certifications offered at SCC include the following:

  • Operator I
  • Operator II
  • Process Safety Management

Exam Cost

There is currently no cost for the exam.

Contact

For information regarding these programs at Sampson Community College, visit our website at: https://www.sampsoncc.edu/ar/
You may also contact
Mr. James DeMay, Director of Public Safety Training
jdemay@sampsoncc.edu
(910) 900-4138

During the enrollment process at Sampson Community College, new students are required to submit their high school transcripts, to determine if a placement test is needed. The RISE Placement Test is part of the enrollment process at Sampson Community College, used to determine a level of proficiency in English or Math, before enrolling into classes.

How to Prepare for the RISE Placement Test

For information regarding how to prepare for the RISE Placement Test, click below:

Register for RISE Placement Testing

Contact

For information regarding these programs at Sampson Community College, visit our website at: https://www.sampsoncc.edu/general-admissions/placement-testing-update/
You may also contact
Dr. Tonita Smith, Director of Counseling, Accessibility, and Testing at
tsmith@sampsoncc.edu
(910) 900-4112

At Sampson Community College (SCC), programs are offered with certifications that are under the track of the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS).  These certifications at SCC are available through Scantron, a services, and technology-driven, global testing company.  Each exam currently costs $68.00.  Certifications offered at SCC through Scantron testing are as follows:

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
  • Paramedic

For information regarding these programs at Sampson Community College, visit our website at: https://www.sampsoncc.edu/associate-degree-pathways/healthcare-programs/wdce-ems-courses/.
For information regarding Emergency Services, visit: https://www.ncems.org/.

Contact

For information regarding these programs at Sampson Community College, visit our website at: https://www.sampsoncc.edu/associate-degree-pathways/healthcare-programs/wdce-ems-courses/.
For information regarding Emergency Services, visit: https://www.ncems.org/.
You may also contact
Mr. James DeMay, Director of Public Safety Training
jdemay@sampsoncc.edu
(910) 900-4138

Hours of Operation

The SCC Testing Lab opens 30 minutes prior to scheduled tests.

Location

Before visiting our campus, be sure to view our campus map by visiting this link. The Testing Lab is located in Occupational Room 137.

Accommodations

Candidates requesting special accommodations for testing should contact Dr. Tonita Smith at least two weeks prior to scheduling at: tsmith@sampsoncc.edu or call 910.900.4112

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