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

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 Version 7 must be done in person by seeing Ashley Register in the Healthcare Division (not by phone or by mail). Applicants must show proof of identification prior to taking the exam (ATI TEAS Version 7) without showing proof of payment.

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 Version 7 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 Ashley Register  (not by phone or by mail). Applicants must show proof of identification prior to taking the exam (ATI TEAS Version 7) without showing proof of payment.

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 Version 7 must be done in person in the Healthcare 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 Version 7 Test

  • Download the ATI TEAS Version 7 Registration Form and take it to Healthcare Division, located in Technology Building.  Registration must be done in person (not by phone or by email)

How to Prepare for the ATI TEAS Version 7 Test

ATI, the official provider of prep for the exam, recommends that you allow yourself at least six weeks to prepare for the exam.

There are a variety of prep resources available to help you study for the test – all aligned to the ATI TEAS, Version 7 and packed with thousands of practice questions based on the content and format of the actual exam.  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 Version 7 Test

The ATI TEAS, or Test of Essential Academic Skills, is a standardized test designed specifically to assess a student’s preparedness for entering the health science fields. Questions are designed to test the basic academic skills you will need to perform successfully in the areas of: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage. The ATI TEAS test is comprised of 170 questions that are formatted as both multiple-choice items with 4 answer options and alternate-type items. This includes 150 scored questions and 20 unscored pretest questions. Students have 209 minutes to complete the exam.
ATI TEAS, version 7, the number of questions in each content section and subsection are as follows:

Reading – 45 questions (55 minutes)
o    Key Ideas & Details – 15
o    Craft & Structure – 9
o    Integration of Knowledge & Ideas – 15
o    Unscored Pretest Items – 6 

Math – 38 questions (57 minutes)
o    Numbers & Algebra – 18
o    Measurement & Data – 16
o    Unscored Pretest Items – 4 

Science – 50 questions (60 minutes)
o    Human Anatomy & Physiology – 18
o    Biology – 9
o    Chemistry – 8
o    Scientific Reasoning – 9
o    Unscored Pretest Items – 6 

English & Language Usage – 37 questions (37 minutes)
o    Conventions of Standard English – 12
o    Knowledge of Language – 11
o    Using Language and Vocabulary to Express Ideas in Writing – 10
o    Unscored Pretest Items – 4 

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

Ashley Register, Administrative Assistant for Health Programs
aregister@sampsoncc.edu
910-900-4013

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 visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/ged/onvue .
You may also contact
Ms. Diane Jefferson, Chief GED Examiner
ejefferson@sampsoncc.edu

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:
Bart Rice
brice@sampsoncc.edu

In order to be considered for admissions to the LPN to ADN program, a student must meet the minimum score requirements on the SCC LPN to ADN Nursing Entrance exam. Students applying to the LPN to ADN Advanced Placement option must achieve a score of 90% Probability of Passing NCLEX PN on the entrance exam. Students applying to the LPN to ADN online option must achieve a score of 94% Probability of Passing NCLEX PN on the entrance exam.

The SCC LPN to ADN Nursing Entrance examination is 180-item test to assess student’s comprehension and mastery of basic principles including fundamentals of nursing, pharmacology, adult medical surgical nursing, maternal newborn care, mental health nursing, nursing care of children, nutrition, and management. The examination cost is set by the company. SCC does not accept remote exam 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 Prepare

There is no specific review guide for this exam; however, the Nursing Department recommends preparation through the use of LPN course books and NCLEX-PN study guides. SCC offers a review course in the fall semester to prepare for the exam.  Information will be provided for the review course on our website.

HOW TO REGISTER

  • Please complete the SCC LPN to ADN Nursing Entrance Exam. Once the registration form is received and approved, you will receive a confirmation email from Ashley Register. Registration must be completed no later than one week prior to the date of examination. Testing dates have limited seating. This is a first come, first serve basis. You will be notified if the test date you selected is full.
  • Students are required to create an Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) student account at www.atitesting.com. This is required to take the test. Be sure to write down your login credentials and bring them with you on the day of the test. If you already have an ATI student account, please login prior to test day to verify your login credentials.
  • Students should report to the Learning Resource Center Testing Lab (in Kitchin Hall) by 8:15am on your scheduled testing date. Please bring a photo ID and payment method. You will need to pay the $68 testing fee before taking the test. Payment will be made online via credit/debit card the day of the test.

Day of Exam

  • Arrive at the Learning Resource Center by 8:15 am on your designated test date.
  • Bring a photo ID. Students will not be allowed to take the test without showing proper photo identification.
  • You will need to pay the $68 exam fee before taking the test. Payment will be made online via credit/debit card.
  • Paper, pencil, and a four-function calculator will be provided for each test-taker on the day of the exam.
  • Three (3) hours are allotted for testing.
  • If you are unable to be present for your scheduled testing date, please contact Ashley Register 24 hours in advance at (910) 900-4013 or aregister@sampsoncc.edu.

After Exam

  • It is the student’s responsibility to send his/her scores to the Nursing Department 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

Ashley Register, Administrative Assistant for Health Programs
aregister@sampsoncc.edu
910-900-4013

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.

Contact

Ms. Diane Jefferson, Chief GED Examiner
ejefferson@sampsoncc.edu

RISE placement testing is offered 3 times per academic year. To determine if you are eligible to complete the placement test, please communicate with your advisor, Success Coach, or Career Coach (if you are a high school CCP student). Once it has been determined that you need the placement test, please complete the form below to register. If you experience any issues while making your reservations, please contact Ms. Amelia Elmore, Director of Enrollment, at aelmore@sampsoncc.edu or call (910)900-4008.

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

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:
Angela Magill
amagill@sampsoncc.edu

Hours of Operation

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

Location

The Testing Lab is located in Kitchin. View the map below for more details.

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