Testing Center

Exams Administered at Aims Campus Testing Centers

Locations

Please read below to find out which tests are offered at each testing center location.

Fort Lupton

Loveland

Windsor

Greeley

Test Information

The ACCUPLACER test evaluates students' skills in reading, writing, and math. However, very few programs at Aims require the ACCUPLACER for admission.  Before taking the ACCUPLACER, please discuss with your Aims advisor for clarification. 

Aims utilizes a multiple-measures approach when considering class/course placement; providing transcripts and/or score reports can be used as guidance for college level placement in English and math courses. 

ACT, SAT, GED, HiSet, TASC, ACCUPLACER and high school transcripts should be submitted to enrollment@aims.edu. College transcripts must be official and submitted to transfer@aims.edu

Next Generation ACCUPLACER Section List

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
    • Arithmetic
    • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics
    • Advanced Algebra and Functions
  • WritePlacer Essay

Next Generation Accuplacer sections used for Aims students.

  • Writing
  • Math which may include one or two of the following: 
    • Arithmetic
    • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics
    • Advanced Algebra and Functions 

Aims Accuplacer Testing Policy:

  • The first attempt is free
  • Retesting costs $5.00 per section
  • A retest can be taken as soon as the next business day
  • Subsequent retest attempts require a 90 day wait per section 
  • Each Accuplacer section can be taken 5 times in 2 years 
  • Aims students under the age of 16 must take the entire Accuplacer  
  • A test result score report will be immediately available 
  • Calculators are not allowed during testing

ACCUPLACER Study Resources:

Please contact your advisor to discuss Biology Test Out.

The BIO Test Out exams were created to give Aims students, with prior knowledge, the opportunity to place into a BIO course without completing the BIO 105 or BIO 111 prerequisite courses.

Exams are free, only for Aims students, and no credit is earned by taking the exams.  

BIO 105

This exam can be taken once every two years.   

  • 100 multiple choice questions.
  • Exam time limit: 100 minutes (1 hour 40 min.).
  • A score of 70% is required.

BIO 111

This exam can be taken only once.

  • 100 multiple choice questions.
  • Exam time limit:  2 hours
  • A score of 70% is required.

CLEP is a group of standardized exams that assess college-level knowledge in thirty-six subject areas and provide a mechanism for earning college credits without taking college courses.  For more information visit the CLEP website.

Before planning to take the CLEP, check with your institution to be sure that the CLEP exam subject is accepted and what score is needed to earn credit.   Aims Community College Standardized Testing

A proctoring fee of $25 will be paid on the day of testing. Students using CLEP for Aims Community College credit are exempt from this fee.

Please register and pay for the exam on the CLEP website prior to testing. Print the registration ticket and bring to your appointment.

A student may challenge a course for which the student believes his or her prior training and/or study are adequate to meet the instructor’s course requirements. Only certain courses are available for this option. Please visit the Prior Learning Experience credit page for more information about how to challenge a course.

The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) offer a cost-efficient, time saving way to receive college credit. DSST Exams are an extensive series of exams in college subjects that are comparable to the final or end-of-course exams in undergraduate courses. For more information go to the DSST website.

DSST Exam Webpage

Before Planning to take the DSST, check with your institution to be sure that the DSST exam subject is accepted and what score is needed to earn credit.   Aims Community College Credit for Standardized Testing

A proctoring fee of $25 will be paid on the day of testing. Students using DSST for Aims Community College credit are exempt from this fee.

The exam fee, which covers the test and scoring services, is paid electronically via the computer system on the date of the testing session.

Federal Aviation Administration testing provided through PSI.  

Please register and schedule appointments at faa.psiexams.com.  

Please Note:
You must possess and provide an acceptable form of identification.  This identification must include a valid and current physical/residential address.  Addresses written on the back of an ID are NOT acceptable.  A form of address verification must be provided to test. 

Please see page 4 - list of Acceptable Forms of Applicant Address Verification.

Please contact your advisor, or the World Languages Department Chair, to discuss French course placement.

The French placement exam was created to give Aims students, with prior knowledge, the opportunity to place into a French course without completing the FRE 111 or FRE 112 prerequisite course/s.

The exam is free, only for Aims students, and no credit is earned by taking the exam.  It is untimed and can only be taken once.

The assessment consists of 45 multiple choice questions directly related to the language structures and grammar covered in the French 111 and 112 courses. 

Placement Determination

  • Section 1 (24 questions) - A score of at least 19 indicates placement in FRE 112.
  • Section 2 (21 questions) - A score of at least 17 indicates placement above FRE 112.

GED is a program for students to develop skills and earn a high school equivalency diploma. 

Get started today at  www.ged.com

  • Create a free account
  • Study
  • Schedule an exam
  • Request an official transcript

Testers can take the GED at the Greeley or Fort Lupton Campus Testing Centers, but must schedule through the GED website.

If you would like to take a GED Prep course, Aims offers a program through the Adult Learning Lab.

We are happy to announce that we will be administering HESI A2 exams in person again this year!

Appointments and Registration:

  • For all HESI A2 appointments: We require scheduling at least 1 week in advance! Same-day HESI testing will not be allowed. Please plan accordingly.
  • If you do not have an Evolve Elsevier account, you must create one. This can be done at https://evolve.elsevier.com. Please memorize your account username and password.  You will use this login on test-day.
  • Once you have created an Evolve Elsevier account, please email the Testing Center at assessment@aims.edu in order to schedule testing appointment.
  • As the Nursing Application deadline gets closer, we will open up large group testing days. More information will be coming in the future!
  • If you are planning on testing during the last week of the application period, please make sure to reach out for an appointment by the previous week of May 2nd – May 6th!

Exam Content Areas for Aims Nursing Program:

Aims Nursing Program requires the following three areas of the HESI A2:

  • Reading Comprehension (60 questions)
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge (50 questions)
  • Math (50 questions) 

The recommended pace for answering is one minute per question. 

Study Materials:

A study guide is available for purchase at Admission Assessment Exam Review, 5th Edition.  Study guides may also be purchased from the Aims Bookstore or accessed through the Aims Kiefer Library.

Cost and Details of the HESI A2 Exam Packages:  

HESI A2 testing is non-refundable!

Aims Package:

  • $46
  • 3 Hour Time Limit
  • Includes ONLY: Reading, Vocabulary & General Knowledge, and Math

Full Package:

  • $79
  • 6 Hour Time Limit
  • Includes ALL HESI A2 test sections: Critical Thinking, Learning Styles, Personality Styles, Reading, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, Math, Grammar, Chemistry, Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Testers may pick and choose which sections to take as required by the nursing programs applying to.

Please Note: Prices are subject to change.  Contact the Testing Center for more specifics.

Score Results:

Students must meet the minimum cut scores in order to apply to the Aims Nursing Program.  The Aims Nursing Program uses a composite score from the three exam content areas listed above.  Please contact the Aims Nursing Department with any questions regarding scoring.

Unofficial score reports can be printed before leaving the Testing Center, or accessed from your Evolve Elsevier account, after completion of the exam.  Official score results are not immediately available, but will also be accessed from your Evolve Elsevier account.

Aims Nursing Program Deadline, Timeframe, Retakes and Outside Score Reports.

Deadline:  The HESI A2 must be completed by May 13th, 2022 @ 5:00pm.

Timeframe:  To apply for Fall 2022 admission take the test between August 1, 2021 and May 13, 2022. 

  •  The HESI may only be taken once during the application timeframe. 

  • If you are planning on testing during the last week of the application period, please make sure to reach out for an appointment by the previous week of May 2nd – May 6th!
  • Older scores are acceptable if they are less than 5 years old from May 13th 2022.

Retakes:  If scores are less than five years old, retesting is only needed to improve the scores.

  • All sections must be retaken in one session,.
  • If you have taken the HESI A2 within the current application timeframe, at Aims or at a different institution, you cannot take it again until the following application period.

Score reports from other institutions used for the Aims Nursing Program:

Students may submit a score report from another institution if; 

  • the HESI has been taken within 5 years of the application deadline of May 13, 2022,
  • have met Aims Nursing cut scores,
  • and have taken all the sections required by Aims in one sitting.  Applicants cannot piece-meal scores reports to meet all Aims Nursing requirements.

Certiport® is currently recognized as the global leader in providing performance-based certification exams for the Microsoft Office Suite. The Aims Testing Center has joined forces with Certiport® to provide Microsoft® Office Specialist exams.

Being certified as a Microsoft® Office Specialist indicates that you have demonstrated competence and skills in one or more of the latest Microsoft® Office products. MOS certification not only reflects your current computing skills, but it will also help you advance your career opportunities.

Please note that the MOS certifications are primarily for those seeking employment in office environments where using Microsoft® Office products is an important part of the job responsibilities.

The Aims Testing Center offers the following MOS certifications:

  • Word 2016, 2019
  • PowerPoint® 2016, 2019
  • Excel® 2016, 2019
  • Outlook® 2016, 2019
  • Access® 2016, 2019
  • Microsoft 365 Apps

Fees:  Contact the Greeley Campus Testing Center for current pricing.

The Greeley Campus Testing Center offers a National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) certification testing for Aims Community College students and the public.

The National Center for Competency Testing is an organization that offers certifications in a variety of healthcare professions, including medical assistants, medical office assistants, insurance and coding specialists, ECG technicians, phlebotomy technicians, patient care technicians, postsecondary instructors and surgical technicians.

You can contact NCCT directly by phone, or you can visit NCCT’s website for more information on specific certification exams and study resources.

National Center for Competency Testing:
Phone: (800) 875-4404
Fax: (913) 498-1243
www.ncctinc.com 

For Aims Students

If you are a current Aims student and have not yet received your degree or certificate in the area you are wanting to be NCCT certified, you will need to complete the application process in our Testing Center. The process takes about 15 minutes to complete, but please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

If you have already received your degree or certificate in the area you are wanting to be NCCT certified, you can complete the entire application process on NCCT’s website.

The $45 proctoring fee is waived for Aims students.

For the Public

If you are not an Aims student, you can still take an NCCT certification exam at the Aims Testing Center.

You will need to visit NCCT’s website and complete the application process.

Be aware a proctoring fee of $45 will be collected on day of testing for all NCCT testers who are not Aims students.

Testing Dates for NCCT Testing

When scheduling an exam date, NCCT requires at least 14 days advance registration. Make sure to plan ahead.  

Dates and Times:  Testing is on Thursdays at 9:00 am.   Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

  • October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • November 4th, 11th, 18th

Testing Location

Greeley Campus Testing Center
Arty’s Burrow, Building 2 (see map)
5401 W 20th Street
Greeley CO 80634

 

The Aims Community College Greeley Campus Testing Center offers testing for PSI Talent Measurement (formerly PAN - Performance Assessment Network).

These computer-based examinations include pre-employment tests for:

  • TSA (Transportation Security Administration)
  • OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
  • FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations)
  • CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
  • And many other industries

Aims Community College Greeley Campus Testing Center is an authorized Pearson VUE test center.  To search for an exam visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/

 

Please contact your advisor, or the World Languages Department Chair, to discuss Spanish course placement.

The Spanish placement exam was created to give Aims students, with prior knowledge, the opportunity to place into a Spanish course without completing the SPA 111 or SPA 112 prerequisite course/s.

The exam is free, only for Aims students, and no credit is earned by taking the exam.  It is untimed and can only be taken once.

The assessment consists of 45 multiple choice questions directly related to the language structures and grammar covered in the SPA 111 and SPA 112 courses. 

Placement Determination

  • Section 1 (24 questions) - A score of at least 19 indicates placement in SPA 112.
  • Section 2 (21 questions) - A score of at least 17 indicates placement above SPA 112.

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a diagnostic test designed to provide assessment data regarding a student’s overall academic preparedness for nursing-related content.

For more information go to ATI/TEAS website, but do not register there to take the exam.  Please call (970) 339-6533 or email assessment@aims.edu to schedule an appointment.

The fee is $83, paid on the day of the exam.  

ACT WorkKeys measures foundational skills required for success in the workplace, and helps measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance. Assessments are web-based and are offered in both English and Spanish. 

Each assessment offers varying levels of difficulty. The levels build on each other, incorporating the skills assessed at the previous levels. 

WorkKeys Assessments testing is by appointment only at the Greeley Testing Center. There is a $25 proctoring fee per test section to be paid on the day of testing. 

Please contact the Testing Center to make an appointment or for more information.

In the event that we are unable to proctor for the date/time you need, you can find other Workkeys testing sites.

WorkKeys Assessments Available

Earning the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Individuals who achieve a Level Score of 3 or better on Workkeys in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents, may earn the  ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate. This is a credential that verifies the skills found to be most essential across industries and occupations. 

Please use this Quick Start Guide for information to access and manage your NCRC and to find information about creating a certificate.