Test-Outs

External Website: College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP is a way for a student to earn credit for what the student already knows. CLEP tests offer individuals the chance to demonstrate knowledge that they have gained independently and earn credit.


External Website: DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test)

The DSST program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom. Use DSSTs to help earn a degree, get a promotion, or simply demonstrate college-level knowledge in subjects relevant to a career.


ITEC 1430, 1440, & 1445 Test Outs

Accepted ATCC students may attempt to test out and earn credit for Intro to Computer, Beginning Personal Computers I, or Personal Computer Skills at ATCC. Details:

  • Each exam may only be attempted once.
  • Test-out exams must be taken on the Alexandria campus and are administered in the Testing Center.
  • Exams must be scheduled in advance by contacting the Testing Center at 320-762-4487.
  • Required items to bring when taking the exam:
    • ATCC student ID
    • $30 exam administration fee (must be paid in advance)
  • Exams are computerized and timed.
  • There are two portions to the test-out exam:  a true/false and multiple choice theory exam and an application exam.
    • Theory exam may consist of general computer hardware & software, operating system, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, & Outlook questions
    • Theory exam must be passed with 70% or greater to be eligible to attempt the application exam.
    • The application exam covers Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • The Application exam must be completed with a score of 70% or greater.
  • Utilizing other resources during the exam session constitutes cheating and is an automatic fail.
  • A successful test-out will be transcripted as "CR" and will reflect successful credits but will not affect GPA.

Microsoft Office 2019

ITEC 1430

Introduction to Computers
3 credits ($40/credit)

$30 test administration fee
$120 transcript fee
$150 total fee

Theory: 60 questions, 60 minutes
Application: 60 questions, no time limit

Word - 25 questions
Excel - 20 questions
PowerPoint - 15 questions

ITEC 1440

Beginning Personal Computers I
2 credits ($40/credit)

$30 test administration fee
$80 transcript fee
$110 total fee

Theory: 50 questions, 50 minutes
Application: 50 questions, no time limit

Word - 25 questions
Excel - 15 questions
PowerPoint - 10 questions

ITEC 1445

Personal Computer Skills
1 credit ($40/credit)

$30 test administration fee
$40 transcript fee
$70 total fee

Theory: 40 questions, 40 minutes
Application: 40 questions, no time limit

Word - 15 questions
Excel - 15 questions
PowerPoint - 10 questions

Minimum of 70% is required on both Theory and Application to qualify as successful test-out.