Assessment Center




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The Assessment Center


Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Assessment Center Services:

American firms are turning more and more to personnel assessments as a way to improve the hiring and promotion selection process.  Having access to objective data helps managers make better informed personnel decisions. Hiring or promoting the wrong person is costly in terms of money, morale, down time, backed up orders, wasted materials, and unhappy customers. Testing is a low-cost method of improving selection accuracy and standardizing at least part of the hiring/promotion process. Whether for initial hires, transfers, redefinition of positions, or promotional selection, our assessment center can help.

Computer-based testing eliminates the need for printing and purchasing test books, shipping answers sheet for scoring, and storage before, during and after testing sessions.  In addition, by providing on-demand testing, walk-in exams and retakes as a viable option, we are able to meet the needs and convenience of our customers.  The advantages over the paper/pencil format, including:

  • Shorter Testing Time

  • Flexibility

  • Wider Access

  • Faster Score Reporting

Check out our reasonable fees, rapid reporting of results, capacity for customizing, and on-site options. A knowledgeable professional staff is ready to assist you at every step of the process.


Testing Partners & Testing Programs:

The following are assessments and testing programs that we currently provide to our students and workforce individuals in the surrounding area: 


ACT Center

The nationwide network of ACT Centers delivers computer-based testing and training services to individuals, employers, and professional organizations.  Located primarily at two- and four-year colleges, ACT Centers serve as a comprehensive resource for developing and serving a community’s workforce and economy.  The SKYCTC ACT Center offers Computer-based tests for licensure and certification in many professions, skill-specific training through approximately 3,000 Web-based, non-credit, self-paced courses developed by leading courseware providers and workplace skills assessments.

Certiport (iC3)

Certiport’s Internet and Computing Core Certification (iC3) is the ideal certification for anyone that wants to demonstrate critical computer and Internet skills valued in today’s academic and professional environments. Because digital literacy is vital to the success in both of these endeavors, IC³ is the perfect credential for both traditional and non-traditional students as well as employees.


The COMPASS is given to all first-time, full-time and part-time degree, diploma, and certificate-seeking students.  Please download the following form for more information about the COMPASS placement exam: COMPASS Question and Answer Sheet. 

Please call Elaine Yates at 270-901-1092 in regards to the COMPASS test.

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

ETS is an innovative organization that provides a range of products and services to advance learning worldwide. We are uniquely qualified to design, develop and implement customized assessment systems and support services tailored to meet the needs of clients and test takers.  Currently, we only offer the TOEFL through this testing program.

Kentucky Department of Insurance 

Insurance agents are allowed to test without traveling to the office of Department of Insurance in Frankfort, The test is administered in conjunction with the Department of Insurance.  The KOI test is given every Tuesday and Thursday, with the exception of observed national holidays and institutional closings.

KMSS (Kentucky Manufacturing Skills Standards)

As a means of strengthening collaboration between SKYCTC and businesses, this project will increase educational and job opportunities for adult learners.  The assessment is delivered on-line and includes categories in blueprint reading, business planning, communications, math, quality assurance, workforce issues, workplace skills, and manufacturing fundamentals. 


Assessment Center continues to provide the service of proctoring exams for students enrolled in a course(s) through KYVU.  There is currently no charge for KYVU testing for KCTCS students.


SKYCTC began offering this online assessment in April 2006.  We are now one of over 1,000 computer-based testing centers across the United States.  LaserGrade delivers exams for small and medium sized state trade certifying bodies like the Washington State Board of Labor and Industries and many state cosmetology, medical, and technical programs.  LaserGrade also delivers examinations for large national licensing programs such as the Federal Aviation Administration.

NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute)

The NOCTI focuses on outcomes from career-technical programs.  The tests are written and/or performance based.  There are over 20 technical categories in which the NOCTI can be administered.

Pearson Vue

Pearson VUE has a wide array of high-stakes exams in the licensure; certification, academic admissions, regulatory and government testing service markets. We are 1 of 5,000 testing centers world-wide.  Pearson VUE was founded as Virtual University Enterprises (VUE) in 1994.


Prometric testing program is a global technology-enabled testing and assessment program that we began at the end of 2007.  The focus of testing for this program is geared toward information technology programs.  We are now one of 3000 test centers world-wide.


S.T.E.P. (Special Technical Education Proficiency)

This test allows a student to demonstrate their proficiency or mastery of an area or course and receive credit toward program requirements.  For information regarding a specific exam, please contact Evelyn Welch at (270) 901-1037. 

TSA/PAN (Transportation Security Administration)

The TSA exam is a pre-hire exam that is administered through the PAN network for U.S. Homeland Security.  We have been a testing provider for TSA since 2005.  This exam is computer-based and requires a yearly audit by TSA.


U.S. Coast Guard Certification (Explorer's Guide)

This exam is administered to U.S. Coast Guard for up-grade and promotions.  This exam is a 5 part, paper/pencil exam. 


The WorkKeys assessments give students and workers reliable, relevant information about their workplace skill levels. Combined with information about skill levels required for jobs, assessments information can help users make better career and educational decisions.  This assessment is available in web-based format testing only.

GED Testing Program:

The Assessment Center continues to serve surrounding counties and adult education programs with the offering of the GED Testing.  GED Tests are given twice a month with retake dates as needed. 

Anyone planning to take the GED for the first time must qualify by passing an official practice tests. These practice tests are given in our Adult Education Center and at other adult learning centers in Kentucky.  The Assessment Center will supply detailed information about testing requirements when test reservations are made.

The GED test is given at the Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College twice each month (excluding state holidays and institutional closings).  You must pre-register for the exam by calling the Assessment Center office at (270) 901-1037.   For additional information regarding the Kentucky GED Testing Program, please visit:

Please download the following form, if you need to replace a GED transcript or obtain GED test scores: GED Transcript Request Form



Director of Assessment Center
Tonissa Sweat

Administrative Assistant
Evelyn Welch

Testing Assistant
Elaine Yates




Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
1845 Loop Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270.901.1000
FAX: 270.901.1144
Toll Free Number: 1.800.790.0990
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