Student Resources

Testing Center

Location and Hours

Testing CenterSatellite Testing Center
Building B, Room 245
803.268.2539
Building K, Room 107
803.535.1324
Monday 9:00 am-6:00 pmMonday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am-6:00 pm

Please note: A valid photo ID is required for all testing.

The Testing Center offers a student-friendly, academically secure, professional place of business for all examinees. We promote honesty, confidentiality, and fair practices to everyone using our services.

Admissions Testing

OCtech uses ACCUPLACER tests to place students in appropriate college-level courses. These tests help to determine a student’s strengths and needs in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Math.

Schedule your test: You can test in person at OCtech or virtually via Zoom (Strong internet connection required). Choose the appropriate button to schedule your test.

Academic Testing for Students

Current OCtech students needing to schedule a make-up exam or Honorlock alternative exam for online classes must use the appointment calendar to schedule testing.

Other Available Tests

Register and pay exam fee at www.ase.com.

Monday testing only
Location: Room B-245

Click here to register: REGISTER
Location: Building K, Room 107

Register, pay, and schedule appointment online www.gedtesting.com  (Monday testing only)
Location: Room B-245

Register at https://login.msscusa.org/login.

Contact Career Training and Economic Development for Appointment (803-535-1236)
Fee: $65.00 per Exam
Location: Building K, Room 107

Register, pay, and schedule online www.ncctinc.com. (1st Wednesday of each Month testing only)

Non-OCtech Students - Non-OCtech students may pay the cashier in Building S on testing day.

Fee: $50.00
Location: Building K, Room 107

Contact Career Training and Economic Development for appointment.  (803-535-1236)
Fee: $150.00
Location: Building K, Room 107

Learn more about NCCER:  www.nccer.org

TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills

Click here to register: REGISTER
Fee: $100.00/ Pay cashier in Building S (803.535.1211)
Location: Building K, Room 107

There are a variety of prep resources available to help you study for the test – all aligned to the ATI TEAS, Version 7 and packed with thousands of practice questions based on the content and format of the actual exam.

Learn more about WorkKeys

Current OCtech Students:
Click here to register: REGISTER
Location: Building K, Room 107

Non-OCtech Students:
Contact Career Training and Economic Development for appointment (803-535-1236)
Fee: $23 - 31.00 per exam
Location: Building K, Room 107

Testing Guidelines

  • Cell phones, watches, electronic devices, and personal items brought to the Testing Center must be stored in a designated area. The student must turn his/her cell phone OFF (Not on Vibrate). OCtech is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged cell phones or other items left in vehicles or brought to the Testing Center.
  • OCtech Testing Center does not allow backpacks, purses, cell phones, head wraps, hats, scarfs, watches, earbuds, headphones, clanging jewelry, electronic devices, or any other unauthorized items in the testing area. The student must place such things in an assigned locker or other designated area until he/she is ready to leave the center.
  • OCtech is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items brought into the Testing Center.
  • Children, visitors, food or drinks are not allowed in the Testing Center.
  • OCtech does not permit unattended children in any campus facility and assumes no responsibility for the supervision of children on campus.

The Testing Center is authorized to dismiss an examinee from testing for any of the following reasons:

  • Failing to turn off a cell phone
  • Attempting to take a test for someone else
  • Giving or receiving assistance of any kind
  • Using notes, books, calculators or other testing aids without permission
  • Attempting to remove test questions and/or responses (in any format) from the testing room
  • Leaving the testing area without permission before the exam is completed
  • Exhibiting confrontational, threatening or unruly behavior

If a student has a documented need for nonstandard test administration, please contact the Advising Center at 803.535.1224.

Test Taking Tips

Study
STUDY

Make sure to learn the material you need for your exam.

Rest
REST

Get plenty of rest and sleep the night before the exam.

Eat
EAT

Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of the exam.

Hydrate
HYDRATE

Drink plenty of water to keep yourself properly hydrated.

Relax
RELAX

Take time to relax your mind before, during, and after the exam.

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Contact Information

Mary Rhodes
Testing Center Director
testing@octech.edu
803.268.2539

Notice

The Testing Center will be temporarily relocated to room B-245 (upstairs at the end of the hall, down from the Library) for testing from Wednesday to Friday, May 15-17, 2024. There will be no testing in K-104 on these days. 

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