Testing

The Academic Skills Center offers three types of testing. Due to the importance of testing, please carefully read the information provided for each type of testing. Students having questions are encouraged to contact the Academic Skills Center at (919) 209-2117 for clarification prior to arrival at the Center for testing.

Please note:  Students are encouraged to test in the afternoons and early evening hours when the Center is less crowded.

  • Make-up Testing for Curriculum Classes and Students
  • TABE Testing for Program Applicants
  • Test Proctoring for Other College/University Students

Location: Wilson Building, Room C1111

For further information on testing services, call (919) 209-2117

Make-up Testing for Curriculum Classes and Students

The Academic Skills Center provides make-up testing services during regularly scheduled hours and within the time constraints provided by the instructor.

Students must communicate with their instructor regarding the time allowed for a test. It is the policy of the Academic Skills Center to not begin testing unless a student has the full allotted time remaining prior to the Center's closing.

  • Fall/Spring hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m.
  • Summer hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NOTE: The Academic Skills Center follows the College's academic calendar; however, the regularly schedule hours are subject to change. Such closings are sent to students via their Email account and posted at the Center's entrance. Please contact the Academic Skills Center for questions regarding the schedule.

Students must present a state-issued photo ID or JCC ID card to begin testing.

Students are not allowed to bring guests, including children, to the Academic Skills Center during testing.

The Academic Skills Center does NOT provide testing materials other than scrap paper. Any supplemental materials, such as calculators, Scantron forms, books, and other resources or equipment are the responsibility of the student and/or instructor. Any questions regarding the use of supplemental materials are the responsibility of the student and should be directed to the instructor PRIOR to a student arriving at the Center for testing.

Students should be aware that once testing begins they are unable to leave the room. Students who leave the Center will forfeit the remaining allotted testing time.

Tests are not graded by Center staff. Students should contact their instructor for test scores.

TABE Testing for Program Applicants

The Academic Skills Center provides FREE Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) testing for students entering the following programs: BLET, CNA, Phlebotomy, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate Paramedic and Biowork.

NOTE: The College does NOT provide TABE testing for external organizations or for pre-employment purposes.

Students completing the TABE for EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate Paramedic and Biowork do so as a scheduled large-group testing. Students in these programs should contact the director of their respective program for information regarding the next group testing. As deemed necessary and only with the program director's consent should students contact the Academic Skills Center for an individually scheduled testing or re-testing.

Students completing TABE for BLET, CNA or Phlebotomy may test on a walk-in basis Monday-Thursday, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Testing requires approximately 1 hour. Students should be aware that once testing begins they are unable to leave the room. Students who leave the Center will forfeit the remaining allotted testing time.

Please note the Center follows the College's academic calendar. Please contact the Academic Skills Center for questions regarding scheduled closings.

Students must present a state-issued picture ID or JCC ID card to begin testing.

Students are not allowed to bring guests, including children, to the Academic Skills Center during testing.

Test scores are provided to the program director, and students should contact the director of their respective program for test results.

Students who do not meet the minimum reading, math or language score(s) required by their respective programs are encouraged to begin a remediation program with the goal of increasing their academic skills. A program of remediation is offered via online curriculum. Students may study from home or utilize the computers in the Academic Skills Center. Students interested in a remediation program are encouraged to contact Dr. Angela Kearney, Director of Academic Enrichment Services at (919) 209-2531 or a_kearney@johnstoncc.edu.

Test Proctoring for Other College/University Students

The Academic Skills Center provides test proctoring for students of other colleges/universities. The process often requires 2-3 weeks of correspondence, so students are encouraged to begin the process early to meet their testing deadline.

Steps to Schedule Test Proctoring

  1. Students should confirm their home institution will allow JCC to proctor a test. This often requires a form(s). Students completing a form typically need the following information:
    • Proctor's Name: Angela Kearney

    • Contact Information: a_kearney@johnstoncc.edu; (919) 209-2531

    • Location/Address: Johnston Community College, Academic Skills Center, PO Box 2350, Smithfield, NC, 27577.

  2. Students should confirm with their home institution and/or instructor that testing will not require JCC to download any computer programs as it is the College's policy not to allow software on campus computers other than those approved and installed by the IT department.
  3. Once students confirm that JCC will be allowed to proctor a test, students should contact the Academic Skills Center to ensure availability of this service on the proposed testing day/time.
  4. Once the Center's availability is confirmed, students should contact their home institution requesting the test and materials be sent to the Dr. Angela Kearney via US mail or email.
  5. Students should contact Dr. Kearney to ensure the test and materials have arrived. If the materials have arrived, the student and Dr. Kearney will schedule a testing day/time.

NOTE: Students should communicate with their instructor regarding the time allowed for a test. It is the policy of the Academic Skills Center to not begin testing unless a student has the full allotted time remaining prior to the Center's closing.

Fall/Spring hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m.

Summer hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Testing Day

  1. Students are required to arrive on time for their testing appointment. Students are not allowed to bring guests, including children, to the Academic Skills Center during testing.
  2. Students should report to the Academic Skills Center and present a state-issued photo ID.
  3. The Academic Skills Center has a $15 fee per test. Payment can be cash or check. Students should schedule a testing appointment at least 15 minutes prior to the closing of the Business Office for their payment to be processed.  (Monday-Thursday closing at 5:00 p.m. and Friday closing at 2:00 p.m.)
  4. Students should present any allowed supplemental materials to the proctor.

    NOTE: The Academic Skills Center does NOT provide testing materials other than scrap paper. Any supplemental materials, such as calculators, Scantron forms, books, and other resources or equipment are the responsibility of the student and/or instructor. Any questions regarding the use of supplemental materials are the responsibility of the student and should be directed to the instructor PRIOR to a student arriving at the Center for testing.

  5. Students should be aware that once testing begins they are unable to leave the room. Students who leave the Center will forfeit the remaining allotted testing time.
  6. Tests are not graded by Center staff. On-line tests are submitted directly after testing is completed, and hard-copy tests are mailed to the home institution.

Students or institutions having questions regarding a student's test or the proctoring should contact Dr. Angela Kearney, Director of Academic Enrichment Services at (919) 209-2531 or a_kearney@johnstoncc.edu.