• This page is designed to provide information to students and families about placement test requirements for specific dual credit courses through Technology Center of DuPage and the partnered community college. 

    The below matrix shows programs, required placement scores and college board scores that exempt students from testing. 

    Program

    NEXT GEN Reading

    Category

    NEXT GEN Writing

    Category

    SAT/ACT

    Exempt Scores

    NATP

    Category 1

    246 or higher

    N/A

    ACT Composite = 20+

    SAT Composite = 950+

    MTHC

    Category 1

    246 or higher

    N/A

    ACT Composite = 20+

    SAT Composite = 950+

    Auto Tech 2

    Category 1

    246 or higher

    N/A

    ACT Composite = 20+

    SAT Composite = 950+

    EMT

    Category 1

    246 or higher

    Category 1

    250 or higher

    ACT Composite = 20+

    SAT Composite = 950+

    ECEC

    Category 1

    246 or higher

    N/A

    ACT Composite = 20+

    SAT Composite = 950+

    COSMO

    Category 2

    235 - 245

    N /A

    ACT Composite = 20+

    SAT Composite = 950+

    PCBS

     

    Cooking 46-53

     

     

    Cooking 4-6

     

    ACT English = 20+

    SAT English & Reading = 500+

     

    IMPORTANT: If your son/daughter has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan and requires testing accommodations beyond extended time, parent(s)/guardian(s) should contact College of DuPage Accommodations Specialist, Rochelle Favale at 630-942-4260 to arrange for accommodations prior to testing. Students with accommodations need to test at a COD testing site to receive proper testing. 

    If your student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan and requires testing accommodations for our Professional Culinary & Baking Services dual credit courses, please contact Joliet Junior College Testing Services at 815-280-2261. Students with accommodations need to test at a JJC approved testing site to receive proper testing. 

    It is advantageous for students to complete the placement exam outside of their normal TCD school day at a COD/JJC testing center however, TCD provides opportunities for students to take the NEXT GEN at the COD Addison satellite campus located at TCD during the school year. If your son/daughter chooses to take the reading exam at a College of DuPage testing site or Joliet Junior College,  they need to inform the staff members that they are a TCD student testing for dual credit. 

    Next GEN Accuplacer Placement Testing Resources:


    For more information about Technology Center of DuPage dual credit courses and placement testing, please contact Lauren Cuchna, College and Career Pathway Specialist at laurenc@tcdupage.org or at 630-691-7601