The Testing Center is located in Room 103, just inside Anoka Tech's main entrance.
In-Person Testing Services
Summer Semester May 17 - Aug. 8 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 am to 5 pm
Fall and Spring Semester Aug. 9 - May 15 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 am to 4 pm
Remote Testing Services
Summer Semester May 17 - Aug. 8 The testing center is closed for in-person services Mondays and Fridays. Remote testing is administered on Mondays and Fridays.
Fall and Spring Semester Aug. 9 - May 15. The testing center is closed for in-person services Mondays and Fridays. Remote testing is administered on Mondays and Fridays 7:30 am to 4 pm.
The center is closed daily from 12 noon to 1 pm.
Tuesday, December 19 - Remote services only
Thursday, December 21 - Remote services only
December 26 to 29 - Remote services only
Thursday, Jan. 4 closed from 8am to 1pm
June 17, 2024 to June 21, 2024
Please note, the Testing Center is closed during all college closures and holidays. See college calendar(s) for more details.
Policy 4.3.1 Weather and Emergency Closings or Cancellations
Services and Information
The ACCUPLACER assessment is used as a tool for student course placement. Beginning Fall 2021, Anoka Technical College is a Course Placement Pilot Project participant, reviewing student records for college-level course prerequisites.
Click the link below to learn more about the ACCUPLACER assessment, how to meet college-level course pre-requisites, prepare, when and where to take it, how results are used, and much more.
The Basic Computer Keyboarding (BCK) test-out is a means to satisfy the prerequisite for courses that require typing proficiency for success. This test administered ONLY for students in the following programs:
- Judicial Reporting AAS
- Medical Assistant DIP/AAS
- Scoping/Proofreading CERT
Basic Computer Keyboarding test-out is available in-person during our Fall and Spring Semester (Aug. 22 - May 12) on:
- Wednesday from 8 am to 4 pm (last admit for morning session is 10 am and afternoon session is 2:30 pm)
- Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm (last admit for morning session is 10 am and afternoon session is 2:30 pm)
- Friday from 8 am to 4 pm (last admit for morning session is 10 am and afternoon session is 2:30 pm)
During our Summer Semester (May 17 - Aug. 8) on:
- Tuesday 8 am to 5 pm (last admit for morning session is 10 am and afternoon session is 4 pm)
- Wednesday from 8 am to 5 pm (last admit for morning session is 10 am and afternoon session is 4 pm)
- Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm (last admit for morning session is 10 am and afternoon session is 4 pm)
As an alternative to in-person testing, Anoka Technical College is offering the Basic Computer Keyboarding test-out via Zoom, video conferencing. This is available to Anoka Technical College applicants and current students who meet the following technology requirements:
Computer/laptop with a stable internet connection, a webcam and headphones. NOTE: cellphones, iPads, Surface and other tablets will not work.
Students who do not pass need to register for ADSC 1003 Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding, a two-credit keyboarding course designed to help students develop basic keyboarding techniques.
|Net Words a Minute (NWAM)||Resulting Course Placement|
|0-24 NWAM with less than 93% accuracy rate||ADSC1003 Intro to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding|
|25-25+ NWAM with 93% or higher accuracy rate||Course prerequisite has been satisfied|
Students are strongly encouraged to practice their typing skills before sitting for the keyboarding test-out. Testing before attending Orientation will facilitate the registration process.
The test-out must be taken in one sitting which includes unlimited practice tests and three timed trials. The timed trials include one test and two retests that are needed only if the first timed test is not passed. Timed trials are three minutes in duration. Most students take less than 15 minutes to complete this test.
Anoka Technical College supports all students admitted to college.
Students with documented disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to programs.
In order to apply for test accommodations, students with disabilities must meet with Accessibility Services. Documentation will be required. Apply early to allow time to make arrangements for accommodations.
The Testing Center is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for accommodated testing during our service hours Monday through Friday.
*All accommodated testing appointments must be scheduled in advance. All students scheduling an accommodated testing appointment must be approved by Accessibility Services. More information about accommodations can be found by contacting Accessibility Services or calling 763-576-7950.
AFTER a student has been approved for accommodated testing, they can schedule their accommodated exam(s) with Testing Center staff at TestingServices@anokatech.edu or 763-576-7830.
GED preparation and testing is available on the Anoka Technical College campus. Visit Metro North Adult Basic Education for program information.
ABE classrooms are located in the Student Success Center, Suite 190, Rm O.
Make-up testing is available for students who have missed a classroom test due to illness, emergency or an excused absence. Before scheduling, students must request permission from their instructor. Availability is dependent on other testing activities and all testers are required to show a Photo ID at check-in.
The Testing Center is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for make-up testing on:
- Wednesday 8 am to 4 pm
- Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm
- Friday from 8 am to 4 pm
All make-up testing appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
To schedule a make-up test or accommodated test, contact Testing Center staff at TestingServices@anokatech.edu or call 763-576-7830 for more details.
Instructors will receive a notification from Testing Services once a student has made their testing appointment. Additional instructor information will accompany the notification; instructors must hand-deliver tests before testing day to the Testing Center in Rm 103 or drop them in the Testing Center drop-box just outside the Testing Center door. Completed tests not picked up by of the day will be returned to faculty mailboxes in the Anoka Tech mailroom by Testing Center personnel. Electronic exams can be delivered before testing day to TestingServices@anokatech.edu
ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a standardized, multiple choice entrance exam for students applying to nursing and allied health programs. Anoka Technical College offers the ATI TEAS exam in both Remote and In-Person formats.
Click the link below to learn more about registering for both in-person and remote ATI TEAS testing.