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Before you can enroll in classes at WATC, you need to come take a basic placement test, the COMPASS Test. This free computerized test assesses reading, writing and math skills to determine which courses you’re prepared for so you can be the most successful.

If you have taken the ACT, you can bring us your score. If your ACT scores meet the minimum requirements listed below under “Test Score Requirements,” you may be exempt from taking the placement test. Click here to have your scores sent to WATC.

Testing Center Locations

National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT)
4004 N Webb Road
Wichita, KS 67226
Southside Center (SSC)
4501 E 47th Street
Wichita, KS 67210

Testing Center Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
NCAT | 4004 N Webb Rd 10am – 5pm* 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm* 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm* Closed
SSC | 4501 E 47th St. S 9am – 8pm** 9am – 6pm 12pm – 6pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm Closed

- Please allow at least 1 hour per test. -

*Compass placement tests for new students are offered on weekdays at NCAT. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the only days when other testing services are provided in addition to Compass tests.

**No tests will be started after 6:00pm.

WorkKeys Wednesday

WorkKeys tests will begin at 8:00am and 1:00pm every Wednesday. Testing will be at WATC’s main campus, the National Center for Aviation Training at 4004 N. Webb Road.

WorkKeys is a measure of real-world skills that are valued by employers. The skills assessed for are valuable in any field of work and any level of education.

Fees: Each test section is $10. Students are encouraged to take all 3 sections during one test session.

Preparing to take the Workkeys Test? Click Here.


 Offered Tests and Test Fees

Test Score Requirements

Proctored Tests

The WATC testing center proctors tests for current students who are required to take exams for their courses in a proctored setting. This includes make-up exams, online finals and other assessments. There is no charge for the proctoring services for these exams. Arrangements should be made through WATC course faculty. A valid Photo ID is required for each student taking a proctored assessment.

Need Help?

Test Prep: Brush up on your skills before taking the exam. Test Prep courses are offered to help prepare you for the test. Call 316-677-9440 for more info.

Scores don’t meet program admission? WATC offers a variety of courses to prepare you for program admission or to help you improve your skill level. Visit with a tutor in the Academic Success Center to get started! 316-677-9440