Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

CCC&TI Summer Hours : Monday-Thursday - 7:30 am to 10 pm, Friday - 7:30 am to 12 noon

CCC&TI Summer Hours : Monday-Thursday - 7:30 am to 10 pm, Friday - 7:30 am to 12 noon

Testing Center

Testing Center

  • A valid photo Id (driver's license, college Id, passport, etc.) is required to take a test!

  • Make sure you leave appropriate time to test.
    • No test will be administered 30 minutes before closing time.

Placement Testing

The NC_DAP placement tests are given to all students who are entering a program or who are taking courses with a placement test prerequisite. The tests include reading, revising and editing, a writing sample, and math. Students take certain tests, or the whole sequence, depending upon their program or course choices. Students may be exempt from some or all placement testing.

Am I exempt from placement testing?

Placement tests are given by appointment only.

Caldwell Campus Testing Center

The Caldwell Campus Testing Center is located in F-Building, 1st Floor, Room 153

Placement tests are given Monday - Friday by appointment only.

Testing Center Hours

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 7 pm
  • Placement Testing (No tests given after 5 pm)
  • Instructor make-up testing
  • DSL testing (Distance Learning Tests)
  • Scheduled licensure testing
  • *CCC&TI's ATI (TEAS) Health Science Test Policy:
    Testers must have applied to one of CCC&TI's Health Science competitive programs (Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant or Radiography) in order to take the TEAS test at the institution. Students/applicants are allowed one initial attempt of the TEAS exam. After the first attempt, students/applicants are allowed only one retake per academic year (August - July).

Friday 8 am - 3 pm
  • Placement Testing
  • Instructor make-up Testing

Watauga Campus Testing Center

The Watauga Campus Testing Center is located in the Student Services Center (sign in at the front desk).

Placement tests are given Monday - Friday by appointment only.

Testing Center Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday    8:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

*CCC&TI's ATI (TEAS) Health Science Test Policy:

Testers must have applied to one of CCC&TI's Health Science competitive programs (Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant or Radiography) in order to take the TEAS test at the institution. Students/applicants are allowed one initial attempt of the TEAS exam. After the first attempt, students/applicants are allowed only one retake per academic year (August - July).

CCC&TI's NC_DAP (Placement) Retest Policy

Students/applicants are allowed only one retest per subject in one calendar year based on the date of the original placement test. If a student retests, the highest score on each section will be used for advisement and course placement. Once enrolled in a developmental course and the course has started, a student may not retest in that course subject until the course has ended.

In order to retest, a student/applicant must:

  • complete ten (10) hours of self-study arranged through CCC&TI's Academic Support Center
  • pay $2.00 at the college's Business Office
  • schedule an appointment to retest with the Testing Center
  • bring confirmation of the ten (10) hours of self-study (printout or documentation from the Academic Support Center) and the $2.00 receipt to the retesting appointment

Preparing for Placement Testing

To prepare for placement testing, go to:

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

For each AP course taken, an AP Exam is administered at participating schools worldwide. Each AP Exam is given an overall grade of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, with 5 indicating a student who is extremely well qualified to receive college credit and/or advanced placement based on an AP Exam grade.

The CCC&TI AP Credit Policy indicates that the college does not accept any scores lower than "3" and sometimes gives additional credit for scores of "4" or "5".

If you did not have your scores sent to CCC&TI (school code 5146), it is not too late. To request your scores, you may access your AP scores online by following the instructions on the AP web site at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/score-reporting-services. The cost is $15 for each transcript sent or $25 for a "rush" service.

College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) Testing

Earn College Credit for What You Already Know

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) gives you the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know with qualifying scores on one or more CLEP examinations. These exams test your knowledge of introductory college-level subjects.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute provides credit for successful scores on 23 CLEP exams. The current CCC&TI CLEP Credit Policy lists the exam(s) for which credit is granted, the required score, and the equivalent course you would bypass. The College Board's website provides additional information about CLEP exams, including exam descriptions and test preparation resources: www.collegeboard.com/clep. You can also contact your academic advisor to discuss whether CLEP is right for you.

Contacts

Caldwell Campus:
Susie Hutchens
Director of Testing
828.726.2719

Watauga Campus:
Kaitlin Newman
Testing Center Technician
828.297.2185
ext 5220