Assessment Center

If you left high school without graduating, the HSED provides a way for you to earn your High School Equivalency Diploma.  On the Southwestern campus, HSED instruction and testing is coordinated and administered by adult & continuing education staff, located in the area arts & wellness center (YMCA building).

For more information, contact adult and continuing education.

Southwestern Community College is a testing site for pesticide testing for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

Examinations available:

  • Commercial Applicator Exams
  • Private Applicator Exams
  • Private Applicator Fumigation Exams

Testing Fee

$20

Testing by Appointment

To schedule a testing appointment at Southwestern Community College (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) contact Marilyn Werner.

Testing Location

Southwestern Community College
Instructional Center, Room 215
1501 W. Townline St.
Creston, Iowa 50801

Exam Questions

Questions regarding what certification category exam is required for a particular occupation or other pesticide regulations may be referred to the state Pesticide Bureau.

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Web site: http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/Pesticide/pesticidetesting.asp
Phone: 515.281.5601 or 515.281.8591

The SAT I: Reasoning Test is a three-hour, primarily multiple-choice test that measures developed critical reading, mathematical reasoning and writing abilities related to successful performance in college.  The SAT I is intended to supplement the secondary school record and other information about the student in assessing readiness for college-level work.

As part of entry requirements, Southwestern Admissions accepts SAT scores of 1350 or above (Reading, Writing and Math) from all students except those enrolling in the LPN or ADN Nursing programs. Nursing students are required to take the COMPASS Test or have a composite ACT score of 19 or higher. It is the responsibility of the student to see that an official SAT score record is on file with the Registrar's Office.

Southwestern is not an SAT testing site.  To find an SAT testing location, register for the SAT test, gather information on test dates, deadlines, or score reports, or explore test preparation, contact the College Board.

A good indication of how well you will do in college is a measure of how well you can perform the skills necessary for college coursework.  The ACT measures these skills in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.  Southwestern is a national test site for administration of the ACT.  Registration for the ACT is done through ACT, Inc.

As part of entry requirements, Southwestern's admissions office accepts an ACT composite score of 19 or above from all students. It is the responsibility of the student to see that an official ACT record is on file with the registrar's office.

To register for the ACT, gather information on test dates, deadlines, or score reports, or explore test preparation, contact ACT - http://www.actstudent.org