​Current Students

The Assessment Center offers a few different testing services to current students. Please click on the link below to jump on the page to the services offered. 

Computer Literacy Testing 

Students who are subject to 2009-2010 or later graduation requirements must demonstrate computer competence in order to receive a degree from Shasta College. One way to fulfill this requirement is to pass the ​Shasta College computer literacy exam. 

The competency exam contains questions regarding basic computer concepts, the internet, email, word processing software, spreadsheets, presentation software and operating systems.  

There is a 90-minute time limit for the test.  Some questions require you to complete a task or enter information.  Please be very careful when entering information.  If you enter the information incorrectly, (i.e. if you misspell or mistype a word) you may not be given credit for a correct answer.

Directions for taking the computer competency exam at the Redding campus

     1. Click here to make your appointment

     2. Please bring a photo ID to your appointment

If you would like to take the computer literacy exam at one of our Extended Education campuses, please call one of the phone numbers below: 

Tehama​ Campus (Red Bluff)(530) 242-7750 option 2 

Intermountain Campus (Burney): (530) 242-7750 option 3

Trinity Campus (Weaverville): (530) 242-7750 option 4

Directions for taking the computer literacy exam off campus: 

           1.    Call the Assessment Center at 530-242-7751 to set up a SIMnet account. Once your account is set        up and the correct test is assigned to you, you will be able to log in, and take the test.

           2.    Once you have finished and passed with a 75% or better, take note of your score and email the              score along with your name and student ID number to testcenter@shastacollege.edu. You may take            the test up to 6 times if needed. 

Please click here for more information on how to take the computer literacy test from home. 

Proctored Tests

The Assessment Center (room 2215) can accommodate make-up testing. Make-Up testing is offered by appointment only.    

This proctoring service is intended to accommodate individual students who need to make up exams due to school related or excused conflicts. Examples include student-athletes who miss an exam due to an athletic contest, students required to serve jury duty, students attending a college-sponsored field trip, or students who are experiencing a personal emergency.


Make-up Exam Process

If a student needs to make up a test, we request that they please schedule their appointment at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Assessment Center at 530-242-7751 during business hours.

                 Monday                              8:30am – 4:30pm  

                Tuesday                              8:30am – 4:30pm

                Wednesday                         8:30am – 4:30pm

                Thursday                             8:30am – 4:30pm

                 Friday                                 CLOSED

​The student will then inform the instructor regarding the appointment date and time. The Assessment Office will send a follow-up email to the instructor to notify him/her of the date and time of the exam and to request a copy of the test.  


The test should arrive in the Assessment Center via email (testcenter@shastacollege.edu) or the Assessment Center mailbox (Building 100) at least one (1) business day prior to the scheduled appointment.  Please include a Test Facilitation Form​ with the exam to describe what is allowed – including time and materials for each student testing.  We ask that the instructor please date and sign the form.  Paper tests will be returned to the instructor via department mailbox.  Unfortunately, we are unable to deliver or pick up exams to/from classrooms or instructor offices.

 Please direct questions or concerns to Kathy Miller at kmiller@shastacollege.edu or 530-242-7751.

Tests for PACE Students 

The Assessment Center can also accomodate students who are in our PACE (Partners in Access to College Education for students with disabilities) by offering test facilitation.  

Examples of test facilitation include:  proctoring of exams, use of scribes, exams in audio format, extended test time, enlargement of exams, exams in braille, use of readers, special lighting, use of a word processor, or the need for a distraction-free environment.

While most tests are usually given in our Testing Center lab/office in building 2200, room 2215, some may continue to be facilitated in our Learning Services Office (LSO), room 2007.  Please remember that all testing requests need to be scheduled at least two (2) busi​ness days prior for regular exams, 1 week in advance for midterms, and 2 weeks in advance for all final exams. Testing schedules should be on your class syllabus. Please make sure to plan ahead.

For PACE students, please make sure you have trained with our staff to learn how to utilize the new AIM program in order to schedule your exam/quiz online. Contact our office at 242-7790, option 1 for further assistance or stop by and speak with our LSO staff.