Students, potential students, and others are offered opportunities for evaluative services in the Assessment Center. A variety of academic and vocational assessments are available on request, enabling examinees to clarify interests and abilities. Full-time SWCC students may utilize many assessment services free of charge, others are offered at reasonable charges. Services are provided to potential students, the business community, and others at moderate charges.
Self-inventories can help you identify interests and compare them with the interests of others who have found a certain degree of job satisfaction in a given area. Available inventories at SWCC are the Kuder journey, Career Occupational Preference System (COPS), Career Assessment Inventory (CAI), Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS), Interest Determination, Exploration and Assessment System (IDEAS), and the Strong Interest Inventory.
These inventories can be useful in measuring personality factors that may affect contentment in work situations. They strengthen career exploration activities by adding the important temperament and values component to the big picture. They are helpful in predicting how an individual is likely to perform or respond in certain job situations and what is personally rewarding. Available inventories include Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Sixteen Personality Factor (16PF), and Career Orientation Placement and Evaluation Survey (COPES).
Self-reported skills are compared to skills of persons currently employed in an occupational area giving another dimension to career planning. Available assessments are Eureka MicroSkills, and Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS). ASSET Career Skills measure Clerical Speed / Accuracy, Space Relations, and Mechanical Reasoning.
Basic skills in writing, reading and numerical reasoning plus more advanced skills in algebra are measured with ACCUPLACER and the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). The General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) measures General Learning Ability, Verbal Aptitude, Numerical Aptitude, Spatial Perception, Form Perception, Clerical Perception, Motor Coordination, Finger Dexterity and Manual Dexterity.
Contact Southwestern's Assessment Center, 641.782.1320, for your testing needs.