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Assessment Center
Phone: 714-432-5789
Office Hours
Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
Assessment Center
The Assessment Center provides placement testing services for prospective and current students at Orange Coast College.  The college's matriculation plan requires that all students who plan on taking English, English as a Second Language, Math, six units or more and/or pursuing a certificate or degree must be evaluated.
Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Orange Coast College Assessment Center to provide students with knowledge of their interests and aptitudes to better enable them to formulate their educational goals.  When a student knows their English and math skill levels, they will be properly placed, thus increasing their probability of academic success.
The Assessment Center is located on the first floor in Watson Hall in room 110.  Watson Hall is located next to parking lot A on the campus map.

The Assessment Center is offering walk in testing during the following days and times:

Monday* & Tuesday                9am - 1pm
Wednesday* & Thursday     9am - 5:30pm
Fridays at 9am by appointment only

*Monday, November 3rd             12pm - 5:30pm
*Wednesday, November 5th      10:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday, November 19th    9am -3pm

Appointments for testing may be made online, by phone or by emailing  All students must apply to Orange Coast College before taking the placement testing. 

Test schedules are set on a month by month basis.  Please click the following link to view the November 2014.pdfNovember 2014.pdfNovember 2014.pdftest schedule.


The following items are required in order take the placement test:
  • Photo identification such as a driver's license or high school ID
  • An Orange Coast College student ID number
  • A #2 pencil