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Wausau Testing Center

At the Testing Center we provide a variety of testing services for NTC students and community partners.

Wausau Campus Room A111 (Starting on 5/26/2016 for the Summer 2016)
Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 5:00pm

The Testing Center will be closed on Tuesday 5/24/2016 and Wednesday 5/25/2016 to allow for a move to A111.  There will be no Accuplacer testing available on those dates.  The Testing Center will resume hours of operation on Thursday 5/26/2016 from 7:30 am-5:00 pm.  Walk-in Accuplacer testing will resume on Thursday 5/26/2016 from 8 am to 3 pm at the College Prep Center in Room A111.

Services Offered:

(You must bring a photo ID with you to each test session)

Accuplacer Testing (available at all NTC campus locations)
  • A current (non-expired) photo ID is required (Examples of a current photo ID include: driver's license, school ID or passport) 
  • Accuplacer – This test measures a student’s academic skill level in the areas of arithmetic, algebra, reading comprehension and sentence skills.  The results of the Accuplacer are used by staff to determine course selection.  The Accuplacer is not a pass/fail test, but it is very important for someone to do their best on these tests so that they have an accurate measure of their academic skills.
  • Windows and Computer Concepts – These tests are required for the IT programs and measure basic Windows and computer skills
  • Fees: $20 for Accuplacer, no charge for Windows or Computer Concepts
  • To prepare for the Accuplacer by the web based App or for My Foundations Lab, please visit http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students.
  • Required admissions test scores vary by program. View our admissions test score requirements.
Wausau Campus

To complete the Accuplacer at the Wausau campus, you can go to the Testing Center, A111, during our walk-in hours.

  • Walk-in Hours for the Wausau campus:
    • Monday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Regional Campuses

Accuplacer Testing is available at all of the regional campuses. To schedule your test please call the appropriate number below.

Antigo - 715.348.7747
Medford - 715.748.3603
Phillips - 715.339.4555 Ext. 7601
Spencer - 715.659.5120
Wittenberg - 715.253.3500

Apprenticeship Testing (available only at Wausau campus)
  • Apprenticeship test battery consists of five parts: mechanical reasoning, spatial relations, arithmetic, algebra, and reading comprehension
  • Mechanical Reasoning – the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT) is the most widely used and trusted assessment of mechanical aptitude.  The test measures mechanical reasoning ability and working knowledge of basic mechanical operations and physical laws
  • Spatial Relations – the Minnesota Paper Revised Form Board (MPRFB) is designed to measure aspects of the mechanical ability requiring the capacity to visualize and manipulate objects in space
  • Accuplacer – This test measures a student’s academic skill level in the areas of arithmetic, algebra, and reading comprehension.  The results of the Accuplacer are used by staff to determine course selection.  The Accuplacer is not a pass/fail test, but it is very important for someone to do their best on these tests so that they have an accurate measure of their academic skills.
  • Fees: $20 for Accuplacer, $25 for Bennett Mechanical, $10 for Spatial Relations
  • Scores for all three tests will be available within 3 business days.
  • For more information, go to: http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/content/about-accuplacer
  • To complete apprenticeship testing please schedule an exam.

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) (available only at Wausau campus)ASE Logo
  • ASE is an independent, non-profit organization, and since 1972 have worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying repair and service professionals.  Auto technicians and other professionals who want to become ASE certified can take one or more of ASE’s 40+ exams.  The exams are grouped into specialties such as automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, collision repair, and more.
  • For more information go to: https://www.ase.com/home.aspx
  • You must register with ASE and provide payment of tests to obtain your ASE identification number.  Once you have registered with ASE, please schedule an exam with us.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) (available only at Wausau campus)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist exams are based on globally recognized standards that demonstrate computing skills and help to advance career prospects in a competitive job market.  The MOS certifications are primarily for office workers who use Microsoft Office programs as a vital part of their job functions.
  • You must have a voucher prior to your test date.  They can be purchased from NTC’s bookstore
  • Exams are available for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013.
  • Contact us for test dates and to schedule an appointment
  • For more information go to: http://www.certiport.com

Pearson VUE pearson vue testing
  • Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 175 countries
  • All registration is done through Pearson VUE’s website and your test provider 
  • Payment must be made at the time of scheduling
  • For more information go to: http://www.pearsonvue.com/

Proctor for non-NTC students (available at all NTC campus locations)
  • If you are a distance student at another college or need to take an exam for a certification course, please request proctoring services at the Wausau campus, by completing the proctoring service request form.
  • Proctoring services are also available at the regional campuses. Please contact the campus where you would like to test to request proctoring.
  • There is no fee for students in the Wisconsin Technical College system for non-WTCS students the fee is $25 per exam

Official GED/HSED Transcript Requests:
To request a GED/HSED transcript or credential please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's transcripts web page.  Please also note that employers, colleges and universities who only need to verify that a candidate has a GED or HSED from Wisconsin may fax a request to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  Please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's verifications web page for more details.
Unofficial GED/HSED Transcripts:
2014 GED/HSED unofficial transcripts can be obtained through your myged account:   https://ged.com/
2002-2012 GED/HSED unofficial transcripts will need to be processed through DPI
Accuplacer Test Score:
To request a copy of your Accuplacer Score please complete this form and return it to our office with the $5 or $10 fee. Test Score Release Form

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Mission Statement:

To provide a positive testing experience in a respectful, secure, and confidential environment that follows guidelines and policies established by Northcentral Technical College (NTC) and our testing partners in accordance with NCTA professional standards and guidelines


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