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COMPASS Assessment, Scores, and Requirements

​Many programs at CVTC have minimum required scores to be admitted. In addition some general education courses also have a minimum required scores. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for a general education course, you have the option of retaking COMPASS® or taking a Prepared Learner course. 

Prepared Learner

These classes are designed to get students ready for a variety of college-level academics, including reading, writing, math, and science. If your score is below a certain level, you will need to take a Prepared Learner course before you can enroll in the course required for your program. You must complete the course with a grade of C or better.

Liberal Arts Associate of Science

In order to take courses in the Liberal Arts Associate of Science program (200 level courses) your scores must meet certain placement levels.

Program Admission COMPASS Score Requirements

  
  
  
  
  
AccountingCOMPASS Reading: 75 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Administrative ProfessionalCOMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
AgriscienceCOMPASS Reading: 80 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrig TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 80 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Algebra: 30 (only used for course placement)
Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse AssociateCOMPASS Reading: 85 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
Auto Collision Repair & Refinish TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 62 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 40 (only used for course placement)
Auto Maintenance TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 62 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 40 (only used for course placement)
Automotive TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 62 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 40 (only used for course placement)
Business ManagementCOMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
Central Service TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 80 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
Child Care ServicesCOMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 36 (only used for course placement)
Civil Engineering Technician - StructuralCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Algebra: 35 (required for admission)
CNC Machining Retraining
CosmetologyCOMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 36 (only used for course placement)
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Academy
Criminal Justice-Law EnforcementCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Critical Care Nursing
Critical Care Transport
Dental AssistantCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Dental HygienistCOMPASS Reading: 85 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Algebra: 35 (required for admission)
Diagnostic Medical SonographyCOMPASS Reading: 85 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)COMPASS Algebra: 35 (only used for course placement)
Diesel and Heavy Equipment TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 62 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 40 (only used for course placement)
Early Childhood EducationCOMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 36 (only used for course placement)
Electrical Power DistributionCOMPASS Reading: 62 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 25 (only used for course placement)
Electrical System Maintenance
Electromechanical TechnologyCOMPASS Reading: 75 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)COMPASS Algebra: 35 (only used for course placement)
Electronics
Emergency Department Nursing
Environmental Rfg, A/C, & Htg Service TechCOMPASS Reading: 62 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 25 (only used for course placement)
Farm Business and Production Management
Fire MedicCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Fluid Power Maintenance
Food Safety
Health Information TechnologyCOMPASS Reading: 85 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Human ResourcesCOMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
Individualized Technical Studies
Industrial Engineering TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Algebra: 35 (required for admission)
Industrial MechanicCOMPASS Reading: 70 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 35 (only used for course placement)
Industrial Mechanical TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
Info. Technology - Mobile DeveloperCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)COMPASS Algebra: 35 (only used for course placement)
Info. Technology - Network SpecialistCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Info. Technology - Software DeveloperCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)COMPASS Algebra: 35 (only used for course placement)
Landscape, Plant and Turf ManagementCOMPASS Reading: 80 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
Liberal Arts - Associate of ScienceCOMPASS Reading: 80 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Algebra: 39 (only used for course placement)
Machine Tooling TechnicsCOMPASS Reading: 70 (required for Admissions)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 35 (required for Admissions)
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist COMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra:  45 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Algebra: 35 (required for admission)
Manufacturing Quality
Marketing CommunicationsCOMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
Mechanical Maintenance
Medical AssistantCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Medical Laboratory TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 85 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Motorcycle, Marine&Otdr Pwr Prod TechCOMPASS Reading: 62 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 40 (only used for course placement)
Nano Engineering TechnologyCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra 45 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Algebra: 35 (required for admission)
Nanoscience Technology
Nursing - Associate Degree
Nursing Assistant
ParalegalCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Algebra: 22 (only used for course placement)
Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate
Paramedic TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Pharmacy TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Physical Therapist AssistantCOMPASS Reading: 85 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Algebra: 35 (required for admission)
Programmable Logic Control
Promotional Design
Pumping Systems Maintenance
RadiographyCOMPASS Reading: 85 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admissions)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Renal Dialysis TechnicianCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Residential ConstructionCOMPASS Reading: 62 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 25 (only used for course placement)
Respiratory TherapistCOMPASS Reading: 85 (required for admission)COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Algebra: 35 (required for admission)
Surgical TechnologistCOMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
Technical Studies - Journeyworker
Truck Driving
WeldingCOMPASS Reading: 70 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 35 (only used for course placement)
Welding FabricationCOMPASS Reading: 70 (only used for course placement)COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 35 (only used for course placement)