Placement Tests

Assessment Tests and Proficiency Examinations
New students are required to take certain assessment tests before they may register. For each examination the student will be charged exam fees. These tests may include the following:
(1) English Proficiency Test (for students)
(2) Business Entrance Placement (only for Business students)
(3) Spreadsheet Challenge Test (only for Business students)

Information Technology & Keyboarding Competency
All new applicants for degree courses are required to demonstrate a working knowledge of practical computing. The College offers, as part of the Orientation to Higher Education Courses basic computer training to assist students in achieving this requirement. The requirement may be met by:
1. Providing Proof of Competency. Students may provide a certificate detailing typing speed and accuracy as well as proof that the required word processing elements have been met; or
2. Passing a Challenge Test. A student must pass a five-minute speed test with at least 20
wpm and must demonstrate proficiency in the following:
Text entry and correction
Automatic page numbering
Spell Check
Move and/or copy text
Simple tables
Bullet points
Should a student not succeed in the challenge test he/she is required to attend the weekly class in typing and word processing offered as part of the NOND sequence.