Construction & Carpentry Technology Entrance Exam Information

There are three (3) sections on the Construction exam:

  Passing Score

 General Math     


 Mechanical Comprehension


 Reading Comprehension


You will have up to four (4) attempts to pass in each section of the exam.


Exam Study Guides and Links

Printable Practice Packet - This includes all sections of the exam


General Math

The General Math section of the exam is designed to test you on standard mathematical operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages.

Math Basics - Choose the general topic you would like to practice.

Math Tutor - Covers important foundation topics such as fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.

Systems of Measurement - Length, Capacity, & Weight

Reading a Tape Measure or Ruler - Video on the basics of reading a tape measure

Basic Math Practice Test

Accuplacer Practice Test


Mechanical Comprehension

The Mechanical Comprehension section measures your knowledge of straightforward mechanical and physical concepts. This may include levers, pulleys, gears, springs, simple electrical circuits, etc. 

Mechanical Videos - These YouTube videos explain the mechanical and physical concepts you will encounter on your exam.

The Arch    |    Pendulums    |     Force & Inertia     |    Gears & Wheels     |    Levers     |    Winches     |    The Force of Water     |    Pulley Physics

Study Guide - This video is a study guide to the basics of mechanics

Practice Test "A"

Practice Test "B"

Mechanical Comprehension Phone App (Download for Google Android)  (Download for Apple iOS) - This app costs $.99, but includes practice questions with detailed explanations for each correct response. Many students tell us this is a very helpful tool to prepare.  


Reading Comprehension (Accuplacer)

The reading section of the Next-Generation Accuplacer is designed to assess your current reading comprehension skills. This test has no time limit. You can read as slowly as you wish or read the passage multiple times. The difficulty of each question goes up with each correct answer so if you are doing well, you might find yourself encountering more challenging questions.

What to Expect with Accuplacer - This video explains how the Accuplacer portion of the exam works (reading) and what to expect.

Accuplacer Official Practice Test and Guide - This is a free guide that offers a sample test and a "learn as you go" option. You will need to create an account but the service is free. After your account is created, click on the Next Generation option, then choose reading. You will only need the reading portion. 

Accuplacer Study Guide - This packet covers the reading portion of Accuplacer with definitions, examples, and key tips.

Study Guide - This video is a study guide to the basics of reading comprehension.