OCC has entered into a contractual agreement with Pearson VUE to provide commercial testing services. OCC is an Authorized Pearson VUE Testing Center. OCC is a “Private” Pearson VUE Testing Center. This means that the availability of the OCC Testing Center is not publicized on the Pearson VUE web site. This is the only difference between a “Public” and “Private” Pearson VUE Testing Center. The OCC Testing Center is located within the John R. Clark Computing Center. Please send email to your Program Administrator: John Fawcett
The reason behind the development of this capability is that it enhances the value and convenience of certain OCC academic programs. A student can enroll in a particular course of study and then complete the associated certification testing while remaining within the bounds of the OCC campus.
Further, this capability has been conceived as providing a financial benefit to both OCC and attending students. Discounts have been negotiated with several of the Pearson VUE Test Providers. These discounts allow students to pay reduced fees for test delivery. The discounts range between 40 to 45% below the published pricing available to the public. Access to the OCC Testing Center has been arranged primarily for the benefit of OCC students, but has been extended to students of other CCCD campuses as well (i.e., Golden West and Coastline).
OCC can deliver a very broad range of testing that is made available through Pearson VUE Testing Centers.
In order to remain in good standing with Pearson Vue OCC’s Testing Center must pass an initial certification procedure and follow designated procedures for administering tests. Pearson Vue provides specifications in the form of a large procedural binder which describes the required forms and procedures that must be followed. Personnel that will perform administrative tasks and that will admit candidates to the designated Testing Areas must be identified to Pearson Vue, must be certified, and must follow the designated procedures.