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College Placement Testing

Salina Tech is an authorized ACCUPLACER testing site.

Schedule On-Campus Testing with the button below: 

 Schedule Appointment

If you have questions or need to schedule REMOTE TESTING, contact Shonell Edwards, Testing Services Specialist, at 785-309-3136 or shonell.edwards@salinatech.edu


  • On-campus testing is available.
  • Please cancel and reschedule testing if you feel ill or have had a fever within the past 48 hours.
  • Use of study aids and personal electronic devices are prohibited during testing.

Prepare for Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Testing

  • Use a laptop, tablet or PC; ACCUPLACER Student Practice-click here for the FREE study app
    • Then choose your subject area
      • Reading
      • Writing
      • Arithmetic – Technical Math
      • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics -QRAS – for intermediate or College Algebra

REMOTE TESTING – Available by request:

  • The technology necessary to test is required and must be verified using instructions within the email from Learning Resources.
  • Valid Photo ID is also required.
  • Use of study aids and personal electronic devices are prohibited during testing.

ACCUPLACER Testing for Other Institutions:

The Testing Services Specialist will administer the ACCUPLACER test(s) to applicants of other colleges for a fee of $10.

Contact Shonell Edwards at 785-309-3136 or shonell.edwards@salinatech.edu to schedule a test.

ATI TEAS Placement Testing for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Health Science Fields

Salina Tech is an ATI testing site.


The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is designed to specifically assess a students’ preparedness entering the health science fields. Most likely, you’ve been asked to take the TEAS for Nursing Students as part of your basic admissions requirements for your nursing or dental hygiene program. That’s because studies show a consistent link between a student’s performance on the TEAS and future academic success.

The ATI TEAS exam is comprised of 170 questions, 20 of which are unscored pretest items. Questions are designed to test the basic academic skills you will need to perform in class in the areas of: Reading, Math, Science and English and Language Usage.

The ATI TEAS exam is offered as scheduled on Salina Tech Campus for applicants to Salina Tech programs and the public. Students register via the ATI web page. *Salina Tech offers other ATI Exam proctoring.

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Visit this webpage to register to take the ATI TEAS at Salina Tech In-Person:


Visit this webpage to order an ATI TEAS transcript:


*Contact Lara Duran at 785-309-3111 for more information on other ATI Exam questions.

On-Campus Proctoring of Tests for Other Institutions:

By appointment, the Testing Services Specialist will proctor tests for students who are taking courses at other institutions.  There is a fee structure for this service depending on testing software and proctoring requirements. Salina Tech staff are happy to set up professional proctoring agreements with other colleges and schools in advance of proctored testing appointments.

Contact Shonell Edwards at 785-309-3136 or shonell.edwards@salinatech.edu to schedule a test.

Prometric Testing

Salina Tech is a Satellite Testing center for Prometric Testing.

ASE Testing

The ASE tests are administered by appointment only.  Candidates need to call Salina Tech, in advance, to schedule a testing time. To schedule an appointment, candidates need to have their ASE ID# and name of the exam (Example: Code: A1 Engine Repair ASE-0000-0000).

To schedule an appointment contact Shonell Edwards at 785-309-3136 or shonell.edwards@salinatech.edu.

DSST Testing

Salina Tech is a DSST testing site; testing administered by Prometric.

DSST Testing

The DSST test taker audience has changed over the years, but as of 2006, DSST exams are available to anyone who is seeking college credit outside the traditional classroom, including college students, adult learners, high school students and military personnel.

Many confuse DSST with DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support), which is a division of the Department of Defense that provides educational support to military members. In 2004, the DANTES exams were acquired and are now owned and administered by Prometric.

There are several upper- and lower-level courses available in a variety of subjects – everything from social sciences to history to business. DSST exams are $100 each, a substantial savings when compared to the cost of a three-credit college course that can cost upwards of $750, depending on the school. DSST exams not only can save you money, but also can accelerate degree completion so you can begin your career!

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PearsonVUE Testing

Salina Tech is an Authorized PearsonVUE Testing Center.

PearsonVUE Testing

PearsonVue is a testing company that administers professional testing for hundreds of industry certifications and many different test sponsors. Tests are administered by appointment. Candidates must schedule and pay for testing in advance through PearsonVUE.

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Please note, not ALL PearsonVue test are given at Salina Tech.

CLEP Testing

Salina Tech is an CLEP Testing Center.

CLEP Testing

The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 50 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in more than 2,000 test centers. Eligible test takers can also take CLEP exams with remote proctoring. This rigorous program allows students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds to demonstrate their mastery of introductory college-level material and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on any of the 34 exams.

While CLEP is sponsored by the College Board, only colleges may grant credit toward a degree. Not all colleges have the same CLEP policies—some colleges accept credit for a few exams, while others accept credit for all of them. A college often grants the same amount of credit to a student who earns satisfactory scores on a CLEP exam as it does for a student who successfully completes the related course.

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End of Program and Course Assessments and Certifications

WorkKeys Assessment

Salina Tech is an ACT WorkKeys testing site serving the Kansas Workforce System.

National Career Readiness Certificate – WorkKeys Assessments

Individuals who successfully complete the three WorkKeys assessments—Applied MathGraphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents—earn the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® (WorkKeysNCRC®), a valuable credential for students and job seekers seeking to verify foundational workplace skills. ACT WorkKeys also offers additional assessments to measure interests, values, and behaviors that can lead to greater job satisfaction.

To learn more about WorkKeys, visit the website:

Kyrterion Testing

Salina Tech is an authorized Kryterion testing site.

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Survey, Certification & Credentialing Commission designates Salina Tech as a site for Health Occupations Credentialing.

Industry Credential/Licensure Testing* for Technical Certificate or Degree Programs

The following tests are mandated by KBOR and are administered near the end of the school year:

  • Auto Collision Repair – ASE/NATEF
  • Automotive Technology – ASE/NATEF
  • Business and Administrative Technology – OPAQ & MOS
  • Computer-Aided Drafting – CSWA
  • Construction Technology – NCCER
  • Electrical Technology – ICC Journeyman
  • Dental Assistant – DANB
  • Diesel Technology – ASE/NATEF
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning – EPA & NATE-ICE
  • Machine Tool Technology – NIMS
  • Practical Nursing – NCLEX-PN
  • Registered Nursing – NCLEX-RN
  • Welding Technology – AWS

*Learning Resources Staff or Faculty facilitate scheduling testing not available in the Learning Resources Center or within technical program/course curriculum.

Entrance Placement Exams:

Salina Area Technical College provides College Board ACCUPLACER exams to assess student placement for core curriculum. Assessment exams are given in the areas of Reading, Pre-Algebra/Algebra, and Sentence Skills. The tests are free for student applicants and take approximately 1/2 hour (each) to complete. Assessment exams must be started at least 2 hours before the lab closing time. Applicants are encouraged to study for the placement exams before taking them.

SATC will also review entrance assessment scores administered by other institutions, if not more than three years old. Test scores need to be faxed to SATC Admissions – ATTN: Placement Scores at (785) 309-3101.

End of Program Assessments and Certifications:

WorkKeys Assessment
The Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information ACT WorkKeys assessments will be administered to December graduates in November, and to May graduates in January. The WorkKeys assessment is used to evaluate and analyze workplace skills. Skills measured by WorkKeys are transferrable skills that are necessary for most jobs.
If a student falls below the certificate level recommended by ACT, they will be given a chance to study, and retake the test(s) that caused them to go below their certificate level.
To learn more about WorkKeys, visit the website:

Kansas Board of Regents mandated Industry Credential/Licensure Testing
The following tests are mandated by KBOR and are administered near the end of the school year:

  • Auto Collision Repair – ASE/NATEF
  • Auto Technology – ASE/NATEF
  • Business and Administrative Technology – OPAQ
  • Computer Aided Drafting – CSWA
  • Construction Technology – NCCER
  • Electrical Technology – Journeyman
  • Dental Assistant – DANB
  • Diesel Technology – ASE/NATEF
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning – EPA & ICE
  • Machine Tool Technology – NIMS
  • Medical Assistant – RMA
  • Welding Technology – AWS

 Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) :

If you have a learning or physical disability that would prevent you from taking a CLEP exam under standard conditions, you may request accommodations at your preferred test center. Contact your preferred test center well in advance of the test date to make the necessary arrangements and to find out its deadline for submission of documentation for approval of accommodations. SATC requires requests for accommodations two weeks prior to testing date.

Accommodations that can be arranged directly with test centers include:

  • ZoomText (screen magnification)
  • Modifiable screen colors
  • Use of a reader, a scribe, or a sign language intrepreter
  • Extended time
  • Untimed rest breaks

If the above accommodations do not meet your needs, contact CLEP Services for information about other nonstandard options at clep@info.collegeboard.org or at 800-257-9558 before you register through My Account.

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests

Examinees requiring special accommodations will need to contact DSST at http://getcollegecredit/ prior to testing. In order to allow sufficient time for the review of each case and the arrangement of appropriate accommodations, the request with appropriate documention must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the desired test date. After the request and documentation are received, Prometric’s ADA Committee will review the request. Prometric will make every effort to provide the necessary accommodations, within reason, in as timely a manner as possible. The candidate will be contacted in writing with a confirmation of approval or denial of the requested accommodation.