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Assessment Center
Phone: 714-432-5789
Office Hours
Monday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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 month of October during the following days and times:

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

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 October 2014.pdfOctober 2014.pdf test 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