skip to main content

Test out of Courses

Proficiency exams are available if you want to earn credit by examination. Exams can be taken one time only.

Exam Appointments: A course proficiency exam should be completed at least two weeks before the beginning of a term to allow time for credit processing. The deadline to take proficiency tests that require faculty evaluation is one week before semester classes begin.

Cost

The cost to register for each exam is $50. If you do not pass, $25 will be refunded.

Register

Registration forms are available from the Testing Center in Student Commons Building room 2002, and at the Lincoln and Pontiac Centers. The $50 registration fee should be submitted to the Business Office in the Community Commons Building, suite 2100. 

Current Proficiency Exams

Language proficiency exams are no longer available as of June 2017. Please contact the Testing office to ask about language placement test options.

Course Exam Format Time Limit Percent Needed to Pass

ACSM 101

Introduction to Computers

3 credit hours

  • Computer: Blackboard
  • Five sections including 50 multiple choice
  • Concept exam and performance tests for Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
3 hours

80% for each section

ACSM 125

Presentation Graphics – MS PowerPoint

1 credit hour

  • Computer: Blackboard
  • Two sections including multiple choice concept exam and performance test
2 hours 80% for each section

ACSM 136

Excel Level I

1 Credit Hour

  • Computer: Blackboard
  • Two sections including multiple choice concept exam and performance test
2 hours 80% for each section

ACSM 137

Excel Level II

1 Credit Hour

  • Computer: Blackboard
  • Two sections including multiple choice concept exam and performance test
2 hours 80% for each section

ACSM 146

Access Level I

1 Credit Hour

  • Computer: Blackboard
  • Two sections including multiple choice concept exam and performance test
2 hours 80% for each section

ACSM 147

Access Level II

1 Credit Hour

  • Computer: Blackboard
  • Two sections including multiple choice concept exam and performance test
2 hours 80% for each section

ACSM 156

Word Processing MS Word Level I

1 Credit Hour

  • Computer: Blackboard
  • Two sections including multiple choice concept exam and performance test
2 hours 80% for each section

ACSM 157

Word Level II

1 Credit Hour

  • Computer: Blackboard
  • Two sections including multiple choice concept exam and performance test
2 hours 80% for each section

BUSN 145

Workforce Preparation

1 credit hour

Currently under revision

BUSN 150

Customer Relations

1 credit hour

Currently under revision

CRJ 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credit hours

  • Paper/pencil
  • 90 questions (multiple choice, matching)
1 hour 70%

CSCI 101

Introduction to Computer Information Science

4 credit hours

  • Computerized
  • Multiple choice/performance questions
  • View this Content Guide to help you prepare for the test
2 hours 75%

HLTH 225

Health 225

3 credit hours

  • Paper/pencil
  • 100 questions (multiple choice)
  • Eligibility for this test requires department approval
2 hours 75%

OTEC 101

Keyboarding

1 credit hour

  • Computer: Blackboard
  • Three sections
  • Multiple choice concept
  • Timed writing
  • Technique evaluation
2 hours 80% for each section

OTEC 102

Advanced Keyboarding

1 Credit Hour

  • Computer: Blackboard
  • Three sections
  • Multiple choice concept
  • Timed writing
  • Technique evaluation
2 hours 80% for each section

OTEC 112

Records Management

3 credit hours

Currently under revision

1 hour 70%

TMAT 103

Technical Math I

4 credit hours

  • Paper/pencil
  • Calculator allowed
  • Requirement: successful completion of Math 091 to be eligible to take this test
2 hours 80%

 

Contact Us

SCB 2002
Heartland Community College
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8077
Lincoln: 217-735-1731
Pontiac: 815-842-6777
EmailTesting@heartland.edu

Brian Lambert

Associate Director of Admissions, Student Recruitment and Testing Center
Email: Brian.Lambert@heartland.edu
Phone: 309-268-8003

Hannah Mathes

Coordinator of Testing Center
Email: Hannah.Mathes@heartland.edu
Phone: 309-268-8041

Lincoln Center

Kristi Powell

Associate Director of Heartland Lincoln Center
Email
: Kristi.Powell@heartland.edu 
Phone: 217-735-1731

Pontiac Center

Sharon Mackinson

Secretary of Heartland Pontiac Center
Email
Sharon.Mackinson@heartland.edu  
Phone: 815-842-6777