Testing Centers


Testing Centers are located throughout the PCC district and provide professional testing services to the school and community. Depending on the site, Testing Centers provides the following services:

Placement Tests

PCC uses placement tests to help to determine your skill level for appropriate course placement. Some new PCC students are required to take placement tests to determine their skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Placement test scores can demonstrate satisfaction of prerequisite, or required skill levels for enrollment in many PCC courses.

Proctored (Competency and Make-Up) Exams

A Proctored Exam is a test taken under the supervision of testing staff. The proctor’s function is to ensure procedural integrity and security of the exam in a secure environment. All PCC Campuses provide exam proctoring for PCC students.

Accommodated Testing

PCC Testing offers an optional Accommodated Testing service to assist faculty in providing the accommodations approved by a Disability Services Counselor. Accommodations may include:

  • an aide to read and/or transcribe (write) the test
  • extended time (“unlimited time” is not available)
  • a distraction-reduced site
  • special equipment (such as a word processor or CCTV)
  • a raised workspace

Check with your Disability Services Counselor and your Testing Center for details.