What is the Testing Center?
Some courses require that exams be proctored: taking an exam in a controlled location under the supervision of a proctor, who monitors students during the exam period. The testing center allows for these proctored examinations.
Proctored exams require students to take an examination in a controlled location under the supervision of a proctor, who monitors students during the exam period. A proctored exam permits instructors to limit student access to certain materials such as books, notes, and the Internet and to verify the identity of the individual taking the exam. Not all instructors use proctored exams, but if your instructor requires a proctored exam be sure to schedule your test proctoring day in advance.
If you are a HCTC student you will need to schedule and request test proctoring days and times. If you are a student from another KCTCS College but are taking the class through HCTC, you will need to check the contact for your closest location to take the proctored exam.
What is required to use the Testing Center?
You must also:
Do I need to make an appointment?
All appointments are scheduled online and advanced registration is required using the Proctor Exam Online Request. Schedule three days (72 hours) in advance of the time you want to begin your test.
Testing Center location is on the Hazard Campus of HCTC in the First Federal Center, Room 210. On the Lees campus, proctored testing is provided by Tutoring Services in the Breathitt County Life Skills Center at 1127 Main Street in Jackson, KY.
Have the following information available when you request a proctored exams: your name and contact information (phone and email), the instructors name and contact information, the course name, number, and section (example: MAT 150 45Z1), estimated time/length of test, campus choice, and three dates and times for the exam. Specific hardware or software needs to be indicated at the time of making a test appointment to ensure the testing center can accommodate special testing. Some testing centers do not have the ability to add hardware or software.
Reminders: The instructor must register the course with passwords and unique course software or requirements as well as what they allow the student to bring to the class through thePoint on the KCTCS Distance Learning Proctor Resource Center (contact your DL Peer Team Member for assistance).
What are my responsibilities as a student?
How much does it cost to use the Testing Center?
The Testing Center is free for all KCTCS students. A fee is charged for testing for colleges outside the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Students who are requesting a proctored exam for a non-KCTCS institution should print this form to make payment. The fee for non-KCTCS testing is $25.00.
Are there any general guidelines on testing?
Yes and include: