Testing Services (formerly Academic Skills Center)


Testing Services provides proctoring services for JJC students and community members at multiple locations throughout District 525.

***Testing Services is now offering remote placement and TEAS testing options for students needing to take tests remotely. 

Important remote placement testing information: In order to request an appointment to take a remote placement test, students must complete mandatory preparation steps and submit a Virtual Placement Testing Request form. Please visit Placement Testing for more information on the virtual placement testing process, including virtual placement test preparation resources.

Important remote TEAS testing information: Starting in May, Testing Services will be offering remote TEAS testing options. In order to request an appointment to take a remote TEAS test, students must register with ATI. Please see Virtual TEAS testing with Proctorio for more information.

With the exception of remote placement testing and TEAS, all other external non-JJC exams will be suspended through July 31, 2020. 

Please visit the TEAS Exam section for important information on JJC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography TEAS testing.

Please continue to check the JJC website for updated information.

Testing Information

  • Hours, Locations, and Parking

    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.

    ***Due to COVID-19 concerns, Joliet Junior College is taking preventative measures and has closed all physical campus locations, however all student services have moved online and staff are working remotely. We are excited to provide students with remote placement testing options for English, reading and math. Please click on the "Placement Testing" link for more information and to request an appointment for online placement testing. JJC's leadership team alongside our Testing Services will continue to explore options to provide testing services to students in the upcoming weeks. Please continue to refer to the JJC website for updates on the situation and testing availability, including JJC academic program, and certification testing options and future available dates.

    Please continue to check the JJC website for updated information.

    All external non-JJC exams will be suspended through April 30, 2020. Please visit the TEAS Exam section for important information on JJC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography TEAS testing.

    Main Campus: Room# A-1138 
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-8:00pm
      • Testing ends at 7:50pm to allow time to close lab.
    • Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
      • Testing ends at 4:20pm to allow time to close lab.
    • Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm
      • Testing ends at 11:50am to allow time to close lab. 
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.
    • Testing Services is closed on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. 
    • Testing Services will close at 4:30 pm March 9th - March 13th.
    • Testing Services is closed from 8:00 am - 9:00 am for staff meetings on the following Fridays.
      • May 1, 2020

    Main Campus: Parking
    Drive to Building A; park in lot E1 or E2; no parking pass required.


    Romeoville Campus: Room# RMA-1039
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-8:00pm
      • Testing ends at 7:50pm to allow time to close lab.
    • Friday-Saturday: Closed
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.

    Romeoville Campus: Parking
    Drive to Building A; park in lot 1; no parking pass required.
     

    City Center Campus: Room# JCTR-6002
    • Monday: Closed 
    • Tuesday-Wednesday: 8:00am-4:30pm
      • Testing ends at 4:20pm to allow time to close lab.
    • Thursday-Saturday: Closed 
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.

    City Center Campus: Parking

    • Option 1: If space is available, park in Joliet Junior College Student Parking lot, located at the corner of Benton Street and Chicago Street next to Chicken-N-Spice Restaurant.  To park in this student lot, speak with the JJC Security Officer located at the front desk within the City Center building; inform this officer you are completing a test with Testing Services and present photo identification.  Once verified, the officer will provide you with a temporary parking pass.  Display this temporary parking pass in your vehicle to prevent receiving a parking ticket. 
      Please Note: the Chicken-N-Spice parking lot is NOT available for testers; parking in this lot may result in your vehicle being towed or you receiving a parking citation. 
       
    • Option 2: If there are no available spaces within the JJC Student Parking lot, you will need to find a space next to a parking meter.  View City of Joliet Downtown parking options including a map and applicable fees.

       

  • Testing Accommodations

    Individuals seeking testing accommodations can locate the accommodation request process under each test listed within the "Tests Administered" webpage.  Individuals may also contact Disability Services at 815-280-2230, or disabilityservices@jjc.eduClick here to view the Disability Services webpage. 

  • Testing Guidelines

    To provide high quality and consistent service, Testing Services 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 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 Services 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 Testing Services.
    • Backpacks, books, paperwork, electronic devices, hats, scarves, and all other personal items must be stored in a departmental locker; these are not allowed in the testing rooms.  If items do not fit within a 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 a 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. Calculators are not permitted for the ALEKS placement exam (effective September 1, 2019).
    • No testing may begin within one hour prior to Testing Services 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 non-writing placement testing; testers may complete a section or sections of the test and then take a break.
    • Homework will not be accepted by Testing Services.  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 from Testing Services for a period of time following a cheating incident.
    • Items left in Testing Services 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.  Testing Services will provide standard pencils for testing.
    • All scratch paper and notes are collected at the end of an exam. 

     

    Last updated August 8, 2019.

  • Testing Services Staff

    Each staff member of Testing Services is trained to deliver any of the center's hundreds of exams. 

    • David Hampton, Esq., Testing Supervisor
      Office: A-1137
      Phone: (815) 280-2220
      Email: dhampton@jjc.edu
    • Amber Carlisle, Testing Services Secretary
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-6667
      Email: acarlisl@jjc.edu
    • Miriam Barajas, Testing Specialist
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261 or (815) 280-1301
      Email: mbarajas@jjc.edu 
    • Vianney Calderon, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: vcaldero@jjc.edu
    • Brandon Carson, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: bcarson@jjc.edu
    • Cathy Carson, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-7785 or (815) 280-7786
      Email: cacarson@jjc.edu 
    • Kim Feigel, Testing Assistant
    • Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: kfeigel@jjc.edu
    • Brittany Gamboa, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: bgamboa@jjc.edu
    • Robyn Henderson, Testing Assistant
    • Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: rhenders@jjc.edu
    • Maura Lopez, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2840
      Email: mlopez@jjc.edu
    • Donna Moran, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: dmoran@jjc.edu
    • LaMar Murphy, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-6674
      Email: lamurphy@jjc.edu  
    • Tim Nelson, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2284
      Email: tinelson@jjc.edu 
    • Christina Ronzone, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: cronzone@jjc.edu

    Last updated March 4, 2020.

  • 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.

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    • ***Due to COVID-19 concerns, Joliet Junior College is taking preventative measures and has closed all physical campus locations, however all student services have moved online and staff are working remotely. We are excited to provide students with remote placement testing options for English, reading and math. Please click on the "Placement Testing" link for more information and to request an appointment for online placement testing. Please continue to refer to the JJC website for updates on the situation and testing availability, including placement, JJC academic program, and certification testing options and future available dates.

      We are working with all College areas to support student placement for the Summer and Fall semesters. Please continue to check the JJC website for updated information.

      All external non-JJC exams will be suspended through April 30, 2020. Please visit the TEAS Exam section for important information on JJC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography TEAS testing.