In order to start you on a path of academic success, Hutchinson Community College (in accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy) uses standardized test scores to place students into the appropriate Math and English courses. HCC both provides and accepts the following tests to help meet this requirement: the ACT Exam, Compass (Reading, Writing, &/or Math--Starting in Prealgebra), ASSET (Reading &/or Writing), and Accuplacer (Math).Course Placement Score Qualifications
To schedule a Compass, ASSET, or Accuplacer placement test contact the Testing Center (620-665-3359).
If you have taken any of these tests within the last three years and have completed an application to attend HCC, you may have your scores forwarded to HCC's Coordinator of Assessment Services (Fax: 620-728-8155).
For questions or concerns regarding placement testing, please contact the HCC Testing Center (620-665-3359 or 620-665-3512).
ACT Testing Center
Hutchinson Community College has two ACT® Testing Centers. The primary ACT® Testing Center is located on the main campus in Hutchinson, KS (620-665-3359) inside the Parker Student Union. The second is located in Wichita, KS (316-677-1766), Building 100 Room G-109 inside the National Center for Aviation Training, at 4004 N. Webb Rd.
A wide selection of testing is performed through each ACT® Testing Center.
Workkeys Testing Center
ACT's WorkKeys® series of exams are utilized worldwide by employers for pre-hiring and job promotion purposes. Additionally, HCC's technical program students use the WorkKeys® tests to pursue the National Career Readiness Certificate, resulting in one of four potential WorkKeys® work ready designations: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze. For questions regarding WorkKeys® exams please contact the HCC Testing Center (620-665-3359).
Additional WorkKeys® Info
GED Testing Center
The HCC GED® Testing Center provides testing for the Kansas State High School Diploma (GED®). The fee for the Official GED® is $85 (for paper-based testing) or $120 (for computer based testing).
To qualify for the Official GED® candidates must pass the official GED® practice tests administered by a state approved Adult Basic Education Center. Contact the HCC Adult Basic Education Center (620-665-8004) for information and scheduling regarding the Official Practice Test or contact HCC's Chief GED® Examiner (620-665-3359 or 620-665-3512) for more information about the Official GED®.
Advance Placement Testing
Hutchinson Community College is pleased to proctor CLEP® (College Level Exam Program) tests. These computer-based tests provide students the opportunity to earn college credit by achieving a minimum score of 50 on a course specific exam. Although CLEP credit is commonly accepted by numerous post-secondary institutions, always be sure to check with your college of choice as to which tests are accepted. Students seeking to take a CLEP® test will be charged an $80.00 test fee as well as a $15.00 proctoring fee. For details or to schedule a CLEP® test please contact 620-665-3359.
Skills Certification Assessment
- HCC's Testing Center(s) offer skill certification assessments through the following testing companies and programs:
- Pearson-VUE (at both our Hutchinson & Wichita locations)
- Host-Kyterion (at both our Hutchinson & Wichita locations)
- PSI/LaserGrade (exclusively at our Wichita location)
Allied Health Testing, such as the CNA, HHA, & ADN exams (at our Hutchinson location)
Skill Certification Assessment