Testing Center

Mission Statement

The Program Testing Center at Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC) offers a broad range of quality assessment testing services for students, faculty, and other campus and community partners. The Center provides testing and proctoring services through adhering to the regulations and guidelines established by the National College Testing Association (NCTA), outside test companies, and EGTC faculty. Our professional staff members are dedicated to maintaining the highest compliance with institutional, state and federal regulations regarding the confidentiality of testing candidate records. While confidentiality is an important part of our process, we are committed to offering positive, collaborative and courteous services to students, faculty, and staff in the metro Denver community.

Program Tests

Programs that Require TABE Reading Test Only:

Estimated Testing Time: 1 hour




Culinary Arts

Dental Assisting



Professional Baking

Professional Sewing

Programs that Require TABE Reading and Math Assessment:

Estimated Testing Time: 2.5 hours

Accounting Technician

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Clerk/Receptionist


Automotive Collision/Technician


Computer Network/Support Technician

Event Management/Planning

GIS Skills


Legal Secretary/Assistant

LPN Math (timed for 1.5 hours)

LPN Reading (timed for 1.5 hours)

Medical Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Clerical

Medical Billing/Coding

Medical Transcriptionist

Pharmacy Technician

Professional Office Skills

Real Estate Appraisal/Broker

Video Production/Editing

Water Quality Management


Programs that Do Not Require a TABE Assessment:

Cake Decorating

Facilities Maintenance


GED Assessment for GED Classes

Total Estimated Testing Time: 3 hours

Locator Test

  • Estimated testing time: 30 minutes
  • Reading: Untimed, 1 hour average testing time
  • Math: Untimed, 1.5 hour average testing time

Dexterity Testing: 

Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 a.m. or 5 p.m.  

Available Thursday and Friday at 8 a.m. or 2 p.m. 

Dexterity testing is a manual test to show hand/eye coordination

Average testing time is less than 20 minutes

*Initial TABE Testing fee is free and each re-test is $15

*LPN Math re test is $15

ID Requirements

A valid, government issued photo ID is required. This would include:

  • Driver's License or state photo ID
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Mexican Consulate Card
  • Department of Corrections
  • Military ID

Testing Center Hours of Operation

Program entrance tests are done on a walk-in basis during the times listed below, in room 205:


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


WorkKeys Assessment System

The WorkKeys Assessment System is used nationally as a comprehensive method for measuring, communicating and improving the common skills required for success and advancement in the workplace. Skills are quantitatively assessed in individuals, to help demonstrate the competencies employers are requesting of job applicants. Businesses can use the information to make hiring, job training, and promotion decisions. 

WorkKeys is the assessment of choice for both the CareerReady Colorado Certificate and the National Career Readiness Certificate. The individual who takes the WorkKeys is eligible to receive the National Career Readiness Certificate upon completion of the test, and can qualify for the CareerReady Colorado Certificate. CareerReady Colorado is a state certificate that certifies job seeker skills. The certification creates common, objective standards for employment readiness and establishes meaningful skill criteria for workforce partners. 

WorkKeys measures skills in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. There are four levels of achievement : the Bronze Level recipient has the necessary foundation skills for 35% of the jobs in the work place, a Silver Level recipient has the necessary foundation skills for 65% of the jobs in the work place, and a Gold Level recipient has the necessary basic skills for 90% of the jobs in the work place. A Platinum Level recipient has the highest level of skills measurable by this assessment. 

WorkKeys Requirements

  • Bring a valid government-issued photo ID
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Estimated time: 3 - 4 hours
  • Testing is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 720.423.4773

Testing Expectations and Code of Conduct

1.   There is no initial testing fee for students, however, students are responsible for paying the re-test fee of $15 for each additional re-test

2.   Proper identification must be provided to the Testing Proctor prior to testing. All IDs must be either State or Government Issued

3.   Utilize the material given to you by the Testing Proctor; no outside resources or devices can be used. This includes but is not limited to the use of calculators, dictionaries, translators, music players or PCs

4.   Respect the integrity and intention of the test by not attempting to cheat or help others cheat

5.   Respect the testing environment by providing a quiet and distraction-free center

6.   All cellular devices must be turned off, if seen or heard by Testing Proctor, they will be confiscated and returned when testing has been completed

7.   Refrain from writing or marking in the test booklets

8.   Direct any questions or concerns to the Testing Proctor

Notice to Health Occupation Students: Make up tests must be completed in one sitting, breaks are not permitted

Need more information?


Thursday, April 24, 2014
Farewell to the Block Party
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Student Workshop: Metric System
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Phlebotomy Information Meeting
Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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