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Testing Services

Testing Services helps students achieve their academic goals by providing:

  • Next-Generation (Next-Gen) ACCUPLACER Placement Testing
  • Instructional Makeup and Retesting
  • Online and Hybrid Testing
  • Credit by Examination (CLEP, DANTES DSSTs, Foreign Language and Nursing)
  • NLN PAX RN and PN Entrance and ATI RN Exit Exam Testing
  • Certification Testing (Magistrate, Crane, FCC, FAA, NCCT)
  • Test Proctoring for Other Colleges and Agencies

Trident Technical College’s Testing Services is a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers and subscribes to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centers.

Next-Gen ACCUPLACER Placement Testing

Click here for information on the Next-Gen ACCUPLACER Placement Test, the computerized placement test that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing.

Instructional Makeup and Retests

Some instructors allow students to take makeup tests and retests at Testing Services. All makeup/retests must be completed prior to the last day of class. The final exam period is designated as a time final exams are administered in the Testing Centers for online and hybrid students and students requiring special accommodations only.

Online and Hybrid Testing

Some online and hybrid courses require students to take tests in Testing Services. If you are an online-only student who lives outside the Charleston area, contact your instructor concerning testing options.

Credit by Examination

Testing Services provides the following academic standing examinations.

Testing Services Locations

NOTE: All course testing at Thornley (formerly Main), Palmer, Berkeley and Mount Pleasant campuses must be completed by 4 p.m. on student holidays. Testing Services is closed when the college is closed. For student makeup testing and Distance Learning hours, please click here to TTC's portal. Login required.

Thornley Campus
Bldg. 410/Rm. 202
7:45 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Testing must be completed by 8:30 p.m.)
Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. (Testing must be completed by 4 p.m.)
Saturday (when open), 9 a.m.-noon (Testing must be completed by noon.)

NOTE: Walk-in Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing is available on Thornley Campus 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon on Friday. Some Saturday morning testing is available at 9 a.m. Contact Thornley Testing for Saturday availability. On student holidays when the college is open, Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing is 9 a.m.-noon only. 

Palmer Campus
Rm. 226
8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (Testing must be completed by 7:30 p.m.)
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  (Testing must be completed by 5:30 p.m.)
Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m. (Testing must be completed by 4:30 p.m.)

NOTE: Call for Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing appointment.

Berkeley Campus
Rm. 111
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Testing must be completed by 4:30 p.m.)
Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Testing must be completed by 5:30 p.m.)
Friday, 8:30-4 p.m. (Testing must be completed by 4 p.m.)

NOTE: Call for Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing appointment.

Mount Pleasant Campus
Rm. 143B
Monday-Friday, 8:30-5 p.m. (Testing must be completed by 5 p.m.)

NOTE: Call for Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing appointment.

St. Paul’s Parish Site
Rm. 100A

NOTE: Call for Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing appointment.

Dorchester County QuickJobs Training Center
Rm. 102

NOTE: Call for Next-Gen ACCUPLACER testing appointment.

TTC Limitations On Advanced Standing Credit    

The awarding of advanced standing through testing (e.g. CLEP, DANTES, etc.) is subject to the following limitations:        

  • A TTC student may receive up to 16 semester credit hours but not more than one-fourth of the total curriculum hours required for program completion.        
  • Official score reports must be received in the Registrars' office prior to the beginning of the semester in which a student seeks advanced standing through testing.        
  • Credits will not be awarded for a course previously attempted (including withdrawals).        
  • Awarded advanced standing credits will not affect a student's grade point average.        
  • A three-month waiting period is required to be eligible to repeat a CLEP exam
  • A 30-day waiting period is required to be eligible to repeat a Dantes DSST exam.      
  • TTC does not guarantee that advanced standing credit awarded for required TTC courses will transfer to other institutions.       

For more information or to schedule a test, contact Suzy Chandler, testing coordinator, at 843.574.6684 or suzy.chandler@tridenttech.edu.

Test Scores Release Form

Helpful Testing Links

Testing Companies

Reference Books and Study Guides

Online Students  

Test Proctoring for Other Colleges and Agencies

Testing Services provides test-proctoring services for students of other colleges and agencies outside the Charleston area.

Testing Services is restricted from providing proctoring services for colleges in the Charleston area. Colleges with local sites include College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, Limestone, Webster, Citadel, Southern Wesleyan, Strayer and St. Leo.

A valid photo identification is required for testing (college ID, driver's license, passport, military ID). 

Testing is by appointment only.


$30 per test for non-TTC course testing

$40 for ACCUPLACER test administration and score processing

 Examinees are responsible for all international shipping fees.

Thornley Campus
Suzy Chandler

Berkeley Campus
Dorothy Taylor

Mount Pleasant Campus
D'Jaris Whipper-Lewis