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Assessment Center
Phone: 714-432-5789
Office Hours
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
Assessment Center
The Assessment Center provides placement testing services for prospective and current students at Orange Coast College.  The college's matriculation plan requires that all students who plan on taking English, English as a Second Language, Math, six units or more and/or pursuing a certificate or degree must be evaluated.
Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Orange Coast College Assessment Center to provide students with knowledge of their interests and aptitudes to better enable them to formulate their educational goals.  When a student knows their English and math skill levels, they will be properly placed, thus increasing their probability of academic success.
The Assessment Center is located on the first floor in Watson Hall in room 110.  Watson Hall is located next to parking lot A on the campus map.

The Assessment Center administers the placement test by appointment only.  Appointments for testing can be made online, by phone or by emailing  All students must apply to Orange Coast College before taking the placement testing. 

Test schedules are set on a month by month basis. Please click the following link to view the September 2014.pdfSeptember 2014.pdf test schedule.

The following is required to take the placement test:
  • Photo identification such as a driver's license or high school ID
  • An Orange Coast College student ID number
  • A #2 pencil