Program Admissions

To enroll in a DATC program, students must meet designated admissions testing requirements. The DATC uses TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) or the Accuplacer test. These tests evaluate skill levels and the aptitudes needed to be successful in a chosen program and in the workforce.

Program Admissions Testing

Depending on the program admission requirements, you may be required to test for Math, Reading, Language, and Spelling. In addition, some programs include Computer Literacy Testing and Typing.

  • Math: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages and decimals.
  • Reading: Vocabulary and reading comprehension.
  • English: Spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, etc.
  • Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office 2013 (Operating system and E-mail, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Typing: Minimum 30 wpm.

In some cases, students may need assistance with these skills before they can start their program or even while they are enrolled in the program. Refer to the Admissions Requirements listed on the program pages on the DATC website for the testing requirements for your selected program.

Test Waivering / Alternate Documentation

Transcripts or Certifications for prior academic learning or testing, may waive some or all of the DATC Admissions Tests. Copies must be provided to the Testing Center for review, prior to testing. See the attached summary of Testing Waive/Alternate Documentation to see if you are eligible.

Testing Fees

Admissions tests are covered by the Enrollment Fee. There is a $5.00 retest fee if you need to retake any of the tests.

Practice Tests