Current Students

Oakton's Testing Center is open one day a week on each campus by appointment only.

On-Campus & Online Classes
Students who have a barrier to taking their tests remotely should speak with their professors about their concerns. Professors will then contact the Testing Center to discuss the best way to help the student.

Proficiency Exams*
MAT 102 & HIT 104 Proficiency tests are available at the Des Plaines Testing Center. Call or email the Des Plaines Testing Center (847.635.1939) to receive information on how to make an appointment.

* Please note that things may change unexpectedly and adjustments may need to be made. In that case these tests may not be available.

More information on the Proficiency Exams

MAT 102

Students who pass the MAT 102 Proficiency Test will earn two credit hours for the Mathematics for Allied Health course. Candidates must score 90 percent on the test to receive credit. Students who score 75 percent are eligible for a retake. They must be proficient in calculating medication doses using metric measures. Students who do not pass the test must take the MAT 102 course. The fee for the test is $20.

The prerequisite for the course or the test is placement in MAT 110 on Oakton’s math placement test or successful completion of MAT 070.

Students can arrange to take the test at the Testing Center at the Des Plaines campus.

  • The test is administered on a computer.
  • There are 26 questions.
  • The time limit is two (2) hours.
  • Books and notes are not allowed.
  • A simple calculator and scratch paper will be provided by the Testing Center.

Prepare by reading the MAT 102 study guide. (pdf).

HIT 104

Students may take a proficiency exam to place out of HIT 104 - Medical Terminology.

MAT 102 & HIT 104 Proficiency Tests are given at the Des Plaines campus Testing Center only.