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Information Technology & Communication Systems Entrance Exam Information

There are four (4) sections on the Information Technology & Communication Systems exam:

  Passing Score

Algebra

70

Mechanical Comprehension

65

Reading Comprehension

240

Color Identification

90

You will have up to four (4) attempts to pass the Mechanical, Reading Comprehension, and Color Identification sections of the exam.

You will have up to two (2) attempts to pass the Algebra section of the exam.

 

Exam Study Guides and Links

Printable Practice Packet - This includes all sections of the exam

 

Algebra

Fractions                  Decimals                 Percentages

Algebra Basics - This is an introduction to the basics of Algebra

Khan Academy - This is a Pre-Algebra resource

 

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 a login but the service is free. After your login is created, click on the Next Generation option, then choose Reading.

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

Accuplacer Unofficial Practice Test

Accuplacer Video Study Guide (Reading) - This video is a study guide to the basics of reading comprehension.

 

Color Identification

Being able to identify colors is important when working with electricity. Wires are color coded so that workers can identify them safely, quickly, and accurately. This exam section measures your ability to identify the colors used in electrical wiring.