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MCC Testing Centers

MCC Testing Centers

Welcome to the Metropolitan Community College Testing Services

Metropolitan Community College Testing Centers subscribe to the mission and standards outlined by the National College Testing Association (NCTA), and are dedicated to providing quality assessment and testing services to the college community. These services include:

  • Comprehensive testing for initial student placement into reading, writing, and math classes
  • Providing a secured testing environment for faculty make-up exams
  • Providing a proctored testing environment for correspondence students of other institutions
  • Administering program admission exams, certification exams and course proficiency exams

*All assessments require test-takers to present a valid goverment or MCC-issued photo ID.

 

Locations and Hours Testing Charges
Make-Up & Retake Tests for MCC Courses Placement Testing Resources
Assessment of New Students Testing Center Student Guidelines
Tests & Assessments Available ACT Score Information
Credit without Attending Formal Classes Proctoring Services for Non-MCC Students & Tests
Placement Score Releases Remote Compass Testing

 

Locations and Hours

Fort Omaha Campus
30th and Fort Streets
FOC 10 Room 121
402-457-2204
Testing Center, Fort Omaha Campus

Elkhorn Valley Campus
204th and Dodge Streets
Room 217
402-289-1278
Testing Center, Elkhorn Valley Campus

South Omaha Campus
27thand Q Streets
Connector Building, Room 102
402-738-4613
Testing Center, South Omaha Campus

Sarpy Center
9110 Giles Rd LaVista
Room 116
402-537-3803
Testing Center, Sarpy Center

Testing services are also provided in Student Services at these locations:

  Elkhorn Fort South Sarpy Fremont
Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
8:00am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm 8:15am - 7:00pm 9am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm 8:15am - 7:00pm 9am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm 8:15am - 7:00pm 9am - 7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
8:00am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm 8:15am - 7:00pm 9am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm 8:15am - 4:00pm 9am - 3:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - noon 8:00am - noon 8:00am - noon 8:15am - noon 9am - 1:00pm
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
* Please note that Testing Center hours may vary during quarter breaks and on holidays. Please contact the location of your choice for more information.

 

Applied Technology Center(ATC)

Compass/ESL Compass - By appointment only

Monday through Friday @ 8:30am
Saturday 8am-2pm

 

Washington County Technology Center (WCTC)

Compass/ESL Compass

Monday through Thursday 9am-1:30pm

 

Make-up and Retake Tests for MCC courses

  • Administered for individual and unusual circumstances.
  • Due to the space limits, entire class testing is not allowed.
  • Special testing accommodations are determined by a DSS counselor.
  • Students wishing to have special testing accommodations must work with their instructors.
  • Due to physical resources and space limitations, the Testing Centers are not able to handle all special accommodation requests.
  • Test-takers must present a valid government-issued or MCC-issued ID upon every visit to the Testing Center.

 

Assessment of New Students

New Student Skills Assessment: Compass

If English is the student's primary language, the Testing Center staff will administer the free Compass assessment. All test-takers' identities must be verified with a valid government-issued or MCC-issued ID.

Compass Preparation and Skills Tutor: Because coursework requirements in math, reading, and writing are based on Compass results, students should review their academic skills before testing to insure accurate placement. A variety of test-taking and Compass preparation resources can be found here. MCC provides free access to Skills Tutor, an online software ideal for reviewing and practicing the academic skills needed for the Compass test. Just visit or call any MCC Learning & Tutoring Center to obtain a personal Skills Tutor login.

Compass Retakes: The Compass can only be taken twice in any 2-year period, so MCC recommends that students brush up their academic skills prior to taking the assessment. Students are strongly encouraged to use the available Compass preparation resources. Compass retakes require the approval of an MCC Advisor.

Remote Compass Testing: Students wanting to register for MCC courses but unable to test at an MCC location may be able to take the MCC Compass assessment at another institution that participates in the Compass network. For more information, please consult our remote Compass testing page.

Alternatives to MCC Compass Assessment

MCC's Compass assessment is the preferred form of placement into MCC courses. Students who submit other test scores or transcripts for placement (see below) may still need to take one or more sections of the MCC Compass to insure proper course placement in all areas. Please consult an MCC Advisor if interested in taking advantage of any of the following options.

Compass Scores from Other Institutions: MCC may be able to accept recent Compass scores released by other institutions for partial or full placement into math or English courses. If you have taken the Compass at another institution within the past two years, you may work with that institution to release the scores to Metropolitan Community College. Please note that the same Compass scores may result in different course placement depending on the institution.

ACT/SAT Scores: Students who have taken the ACT and SAT exams within the last two years can also submit those scores to MCC for placement.

High School or College Transcript Evaluation: Advanced Placement courses or other high-level coursework documented by high school or college transcripts may justify placement into MCC courses. If interested in this option, please contact an MCC Advisor.

New ESL Student Assessments: ESL COMPASS and Michigan

If English is the student's second language, s/he must meet with an advisor or counselor in Student Services. The advisor/counselor will then determine which assessment the individual will take. The Michigan is paper/pencil and is timed. The ESL Compass is computerized and there is no time limit. Practice resources for the ESL Compass are available in the Learning & Tutoring Center.

Placement Test Scheduling

COMPASS placement assessment is administered by appointment or on a walk-in basis. For guaranteed seating, please make an appointment. However, as long as space is available, walk-ins are welcome. Although there is no time limit, plan to spend approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete the Compass.

ASSET: This written assessment replaces the Compass for students with documented disabilities needing certain accommodations. It is given, by appointment and with a DSS recommendation only, at all locations.

ESL COMPASS: Administered by appointment only at all locations.

ESL Michigan: Administered by appointment only at the South Omaha, Fort Omaha, Elkhorn Valley, and Sarpy Testing Centers.

 


Tests & Assessments Available

List of exams and locations currently given at MCC

 

Applied Technology Center

Elkhorn Valley Campus

Fort Omaha Campus

Fremont Area Center Sarpy Center South Omaha Campus Washington County Technical Center
ACF_ Culinary Certification
X
 
BUSINESS CAPSTONE
X
X
X
X
X
 
CAPS
X
X
X
X
X
 
COMPASS
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
COMPASS (ESL)
X
X
X
X
X
X
CONSTRUCTION PRINTREADING ASSESSMENT
X
X
X
X
DANTES
X
X
X
ESL MICHIGAN
X
X
X
X
X
E-WRITE
X
X
X
X
HMSV WRITING SAMPLE
X
X
X
X
INSTITUTIONAL COURSE PROFICIENCY
X
X
X
X
SPANISH - Language Assessment
X
X
X
X
X
FRENCH - Language Assessment
X
X
X
X
X
GERMAN - Language Assessment
X
X
X
X
X
LPN-C PHARMACOLOGY EXAM
X
X
X
X
MAKE-UP AND RETAKE EXAMS
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
MCC BIOLOGY CHALLENGE
X
X
X
X
X
MCC CHEMISTRY CHALLENGE
X
X
X
X
X
METRO/MCC MATH
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
NALA Certified Paralegal Examination  
X
         
PN Comprehensive Predictor  
X
X
X
X
 
PROCTOR TESTS (FOR OTHER INSTITUTIONS)
X
X
X
X
X
 
PSB-DENTAL
X
X
X
X
 
PSB-RESP
X
X
X
X
 
PSB-Medical Assistant  
X
X
X
X
 
PSB-Paramedicine  
X
X
X
X
 
TEAS (Nursing)
X
X
X
X
 
Toledo (Chemistry)  
X
X
X
X
 
WORK Tech Assessment
X
X
X
X
X
X
 

Credit Without Attending Formal Classes

 

Proctoring Services for Non-MCC Students and Tests

When possible, MCC Testing Centers will proctor assessments for outside institutions. Please see Proctoring Services for information about proctoring locations, fees, and guidelines.

 

Testing Services
Julie Ashley
Coordinator of Academic Student Support Services
402-457-2677