Academic Skills Center


The Academic Skills Center provides testing services to JJC students and community members at multiple locations throughout District 525.


Review the information below to learn more about testing services, locations, and hours of operation.

  • Hours and Locations

    Hours vary by location.  Please review the information below to select a location that best meets your needs, keeping in mind that some testing services are limited to a particular location.

    Main Campus – Academic Skills Center (A-1138 in Campus Center)
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-8:00pm - Testing ends at 7:50pm to allow staff time to shut down lab.
    • Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm - Testing ends at 4:20pm to allow staff time to shut down lab.
      • The ASC will open at 9:00am for staff meetings on the following mornings:
        • January 26, 2018
        • February 23, 2018
        • March 30, 2018
        • April 27, 2018
    • Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm - Testing ends at 11:50am to allow staff time to shut down lab
    • ASC is closed on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. 

    Romeoville Campus - Academic Skills Center (RMA-1039)
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.
    • Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm- Testing ends at 7:50pm to allow staff time to shut down lab.
    • Friday-Saturday: Closed

    City Center Campus - Academic Skills Center (JCTR-6002)
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.
    • Monday: Closed 
    • Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00am-6:30pm - Testing ends at 6:20pm to allow staff time to shut down lab.
    • Friday-Saturday: Closed 

    Morris Education Center - Academic Skills Center (MORRIS-119)
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.
    • Monday: 12:00pm-6:30pm - Testing ends at 6:20pm to allow staff time to shut down lab.
    • Tuesday-Saturday: Closed

    Special hours at Morris Education Center: 
    • Tuesday, January 2 – CLOSED
    • Tuesday, January 9 – 1:30-8pm (extended hours)
    • Tuesday, January 16 – 8am-12pm
    • Thursday, January 18 – 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday, January 23 – 8am-12pm
    • Thursday, January 25 – 5pm-8pm

    Starting January 30, 2018:
    Tuesday: 1:30pm-8:00pm
    Closed week of Spring Break

  • Testing Guidelines

    To provide high quality and consistent service, the ASC requests all patrons abide by these testing guidelines.  

    • Cell phones, I-Pods, and all other electronic devices are not allowed in the Testing Rooms.  These items must be locked up in one of the ASC lockers.  If a tester is caught with one of these items, his/ her test may be confiscated and the incident will be reported to the instructor as well as the Dean of Students.  The tester may be banned from testing in the ASC for a period of time following the incident.
    • Due to the release of Smart Watches (watches that communicate wirelessly with cell phones, tablets, or computers), no watches will be allowed in the Testing Rooms.  Added fall 2013.
    • Food and beverages are not allowed in the Testing Rooms.  These items must be disposed before entering the Academic Skills Center.
    • Backpacks, books, paperwork, electronic devices, hats, scarves, and all other personal items must be stored in an ASC locker; these are not allowed in the Testing Rooms.  If items do not fit within an ASC locker, they must be stored elsewhere.
    • Coats, jackets, or sweaters that button or zip in the front are not permitted.  If the article of clothing zips, buttons, or opens in front it must be placed in an ASC locker.  Testers are allowed to wear sweatshirts and sweaters that do not zip or button.
    • Children are not allowed in the Testing Rooms.
    • Testers must present appropriate photo identification; these requirements are clearly articulated by the test provider.  There are no exceptions to this rule.  Individuals without photo identification will not be allowed to test.
    • Calculators and ear plugs are provided upon request; please note calculators are not permitted for all exams.
    • No testing may begin within one hour of the ASC closing.
    • All testers must schedule their exams to allow themselves enough time to complete testing (i.e. if a student has a two-hour exam, the student must schedule accordingly).
    • Exams must be completed in one sitting.  The exception to this rule is placement testing; testers may complete a section or sections of the test and then take a break.
    • Homework will not be accepted by the ASC.  Testers must make arrangements with instructors to submit homework assignments.
    • If a tester is observed cheating, all testing and unauthorized materials will be confiscated.  The Dean of Students, and the tester's instructor, institution, company, or test producer will be notified immediately.  The tester may be banned from testing in the ASC for a period of time following a cheating incident.
    • Items left in the ASC will be given to Joliet Junior College Campus Police.
    • All testers must adhere to the Joliet Junior College Student Code of Conduct
    • Mechanical pens and pencils are not allowed in the Testing Rooms.  The ASC will provide standard pencils for testing.
    • All scratch paper and notes are collected at the end of an exam. 

  • Academic Skills Center Staff

    Each member of the Academic Skills Center staff is trained to deliver any of the center's hundreds of exams. 

    • David Hampton, Esq., Academic Skills Center Coordinator
      Office: A-1137
      Phone: (815) 280-2220
      Email: dhampton@jjc.edu
    • Amber Carlisle, Academic Skills Center Secretary
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-6667
      Email: acarlisl@jjc.edu
    • Miriam Barajas, Testing and Tutoring Specialist
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-7785 or (815) 280-7786
      Email: mbarajas@jjc.edu  
    • Kristina Brozovich, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: kbrozovi@jjc.edu 
    • Cathy Carson, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-7785 or (815) 280-7786
      Email: cacarson@jjc.edu 
    • Lisa Ferry, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: lferry@jjc.edu  
    • Emily Gahan, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261 or (815) 280-7786
      Email: egahan@jjc.edu
    • Debbie Kroeger, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: dkroeger@jjc.edu
    • Maura Lopez, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2840
      Email: mlopez@jjc.edu
    • Donna Moran, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: dmoran@jjc.edu
    • LaMar Murphy, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-6674
      Email: lamurphy@jjc.edu  
    • Tim Nelson, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2284
      Email: tinelson@jjc.edu 
    • Carla Perez, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: cperez@jjc.edu
    • Christina Ronzone, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: cronzone@jjc.edu
    • Braulio Valtierra, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261 or (815) 280-7786
      Email: bvaltier@jjc.edu 

  • Scheduled and Unscheduled Closures

    Scheduled and unscheduled events may close the testing center.  Please review the links below to learn about these closures and plan your visit accordingly.

    Academic Calendar

    Winter Weather Info