Placement and Ability to Benefit Testing
Basic Skills assessments in reading, writing, and math are required for new students enrolling in regular credit courses at the College. New English as a Second Language (ESL) credit students are required to take an English language placement test. The results of the assessments help the student and advisor select the most appropriate course for the student to begin college studies. Placement Testing also conducts “Ability to Benefit” tests in the certified ATB Testing Center located at the ASC, B building to determine eligibility for financial aid.
General Educational Development Testing
El Paso Community College GED Testing Center is the only official GED testing site in El Paso. The GED tests are offered in English and Spanish to Texas residents 18 years old or older; 16 and 17 year olds may test if they meet additional requirements. GED test sessions are administered on an ongoing basis at the ASC, B building.
Instructor Testing/TV Course Testing
The Instructor Testing component supports faculty and students by administering make-ups and retests for all credit courses offered at the College and Internet courses. This area also administers institutional Proficiency Tests and Spanish placement testing.
State and National Standardized Testing
The College is an official test site for a variety of state and national certification tests. All national and state tests administered by EPCC Testing Services are administered under the most strict test security and procedures specified by the testing agency. The current schedule may be viewed on the Testing Services website under State/National Testing link.
As a service to the community and in support of some degree programs at the College, Testing Services administers certification examinations for over 300 different programs/testing agencies. The Pearson Vue and Microsoft certification tests are administered at the Valle Verde campus, Student Service Center building.
Visit the Testing Services website at www.epcc.edu/testingservices for more detailed information related to each area to include campus testing schedules, calendars, maps and policy and procedures.