Mount Wachusett Community College’s Testing Services center has earned national recognition as just one of five centers in New England to have Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association (NCTA).
During a 15 month process, the college’s testing center underwent a rigorous review of its testing procedures by the NCTA. The NCTA is a non-profit organization that is devoted to high quality administration of testing programs and offers certification that demonstrates exemplary testing practices in line with the organization’s standards.
The MWCC Testing Services center offers a wide variety of tests for prospective and current students, alumni and community members.
“As a certified testing center we provide exceptional service not only to our own students, but also for individuals who need a certification test or a proctored exam for their online education,” said Karen Shultz, Director of Academic Support and Testing Services at MWCC. “Being in North Central Massachusetts, we see traffic for testing to meet not only educational needs but professional requirements. It is an honor to provide testing services and be a part of their success and growth.”
While NCTA Professional Standards are viewed as the gold standard in the industry, only 158 centers nationwide have been certified. In New England, MWCC’s Testing Services center is one of only five NCTA certified centers, with three others being located in Massachusetts and one in Vermont.
“We did not achieve certification simply by completing an application process. It was the strength of the Testing Services team and their daily work that enabled us to apply for certification. Now we have the certification that ascribes the level of quality and competence of our team and our center,” Shultz said.
Testing Services Center is located at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner Campus. More information about the array of testing services available at the center can be obtained by calling 978-630-9244 or visiting the center’s website at mwcc.edu/testing.