The Testing/Advising Center is located on the Shoals Campus in the Workforce Development Center (Building 127) and offers general information, testing, advising and early registration for new students. The center assists the Instructional Division of the College in integrating students into an ongoing advising process with faculty to ensure the successful completion of their programs of study.
The College provides various types of testing services that support counseling, educational programs, and Workforce Development. Testing services include many national testing programs such as the ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, GED, and WorkKeys.
ACT - The American College Test Programs are administered on all regularly scheduled national testing dates. Persons desiring more information should contact Student Services.
ACCUPLACER - All new students who have not completed college-level English or mathematics courses must take a placement test before registering for classes. The ACCUPLACER test is administered by computer. The results from the placement test help students and their advisors work together to identify skills, strengths, and knowledge in order to succeed in English and mathematics. The ACCUPLACER also helps the College use the results to guide students toward classes that strengthen their current knowledge and skills to ensure educational success. There is a charge to re-test. For more information see page 26.
GED - The General Educational Development Test is the standard test of high school equivalency. It is administered weekly at the Shoals campus, one day a month at the Phil Campbell campus. Persons desiring to take the GED must be at least 18 years old, may not be enrolled in regular or secondary day school, and must meet Alabama residency requirements. Applicants 16 years of age may take the GED, but they must present special documentation. A $5.00 fee is required for duplicate copies of test scores. Contact the Adult Education Department for additional details.
WORKKEYS - WorkKeys assessments are administered as requested by business and industry and local school systems. The services of the Workforce Development Center staff are available to all students enrolled at the College. Students are encouraged to make wise use of these services.
Shoals Campus – 256-331-5282
Phil Campbell Campus – 256-331-6297
The Workforce Development Center offers additional workforce training for citizens of the Northwest Alabama community. For more information on the college’s “Ready to Work” program or to prepare for the “Career Ready Alabama” certificate, call 256.331.5248.