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Placement Tests and Transfer Credits

Career Ready 101

All new students will complete the Career Ready 101 assessment test to determine their current skill level in math, reading, language and communication. (Students in health-related programs will complete a different assessment test.) The results of the test will determine whether you need to attend Technology Foundations classes to improve your math, reading, language, or communication skills before beginning your program coursework. If you participate in Career Ready 101, you will work at your pace and exit the program once you achieve a designated skill level.

Students who seek exemption from the Career Ready 101 requirement must submit an official transcript showing college-level math and English credit. The transcript will be evaluated against the curriculum.

Credit for Previous Training/Work Experience

Training completed in high school or at technical institutes, colleges and other training situations, such as business, industry, and the military, will be evaluated toward completion requirements where applicable. In order to request credit for previous training, students may be asked to provide one or more of the following:

  • Testing: The program instructor may request that the student demonstrate proficiency through oral or written exams, and/or skill performance.
  • Transcripts: The program instructor will review the student’s official educational transcripts and grant credit for previous coursework as appropriate.

HESI Assessment for Allied Health

The HESI Assessment is used as a placement test for students who are wishing to enroll in any Allied Health course.  Students must meet or exceed the scores required per program in order to apply to Allied Health courses.

HESI is a new subject for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Murfreesboro, and to help prepare students as well as our employees, we have written a guide to help assist in the process before the exam, during the exam, and what happens after the exam.

Testing Schedules