Southridge Center

​Testing Center

1111 E. Army Post Road, Room 3
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Phone: 515-287-8720
Staff: Jane Rogers

Email: southridgetestingcenter@dmacc.edu

Testing Center Staff Hours

  • Monday and Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM (CST)
  • Friday: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM (CST)

SPECIAL HOURS:​

The Testing Center is closed on most US holidays and when the DMACC Southridge Success Center is closed.

Testing Center Updates Regarding Remote Testing

Remote ACCUPLACER Testing (Reading/Writing and ELL Placement) to test remotely, students MUST have a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and webcam, as well as Google Chrome installed. Remote testing may NOT be completed through a smartphone or tablet. Click here to schedule an ACCUPLACER testing appointment. (DMACC Students Only).

* Note: if you are required to take the ACCUPLACER for employment with a public school district, such as Des Moines Public Schools or the Ames Community School District, please click here to schedule a remote test.

Remote TEAS testing is also available. This assessment is only for students in the Nursing, Vet Tech or Surgical Tech programs. It is recommended that students wait until they only have a few items remaining on their checklist to take the TEAS. To test remotely, students MUST have a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and webcam, as well as Google Chrome installed. Remote testing may NOT be completed through a smartphone or tablet. Click here to schedule a TEAS testing appointment for the Nursing or Surgical Tech program​.

Available On Site Tests:

  • ABMDI-by appointment via email at southridgetestingcenter@dmacc.edu
  • ACCUPLACER -Next Generation, NG ESL, and NG testing for other institutions
  • ATI TEAS (Nursing, Vet Tech, and Surgical Tech ONLY - by appointment via email at southridgetestingcenter@dmacc.edu
  • CASAS testing for DMACC Workforce Training Academy (WTA)
  • CLEP Exam by appointment via email at southridgetestingcenter@dmacc.edu
  • CNA Written Nurse Aide/Orderly Comp. Exam (to register, call 1-800-362-2127 ext. 6800)
  • Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) Water testing (you must first contact the DNR at 515-725-0463 for pre-approval before testing)
  • DMACC Challenge tests (check availability for specific courses)
  • HiSET - High School Equivalency Testing
  • Iowa Dental Board Exam - by appointment via email at southridgetestingcenter@dmacc.edu
  • Iowa Plumbers, HVAC, Refrigeration, Mechanical, Hydronics and Sheet Metal Professional Certifications (testers must register for an exam with Kirkwood Community College before making a testing appointment at DMACC)
  • Lead Abatement Contractor and Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor (call 515-256-4912 to register before making a testing appointment)
  • Make up tests for DMACC classes
  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification - by appointment via email at southridgetestingcenter@dmacc.edu
  • Pesticide/Chemical Applicator Certification (examinees need to bring login information for the testing site: www.quia.com/web)
  • Pre-Admissions Exams for Chemistry I & II and Biology I & II - by appointment via email at southridgetestingcenter@dmacc.edu
  • Test proctoring for other colleges and businesses - by appointment via email at southridgetestingcenter@dmacc.edu
  • Typing Test for DMACC programs
  • Van Driver tests

Notes:

  1. ​To make an appointment, please call 515-287-8720 or email southridgetestingcenter@dmacc.edu.
  2. Bring an ID. A photo ID is required to take any test!
  3. Tests must be started with sufficient time to be completed prior to leaving the testing center and within testing center hours.
  4. Students taking DMACC makeup exams must know the name of the instructor.
  5. Cell phones, pagers, smartwatches and other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing room. Lockers are provided to store these items.
  6. Prospective students who will be attending DMACC need to have an Application for Admission on file with the Admissions office at least 48 hours before taking the ACCUPLACER test.
  7. Testing for other colleges is a service provided for non-DMACC students who wish to have their test proctored at a DMACC Testing Center. Outside testers are charged $20 per test and all incurred fees are payable on the day of the exam - with one exception - if the tester attends an Iowa Community College and is taking an exam for a credit course. The fee is waived due to a reciprocity agreement between all Iowa Community Colleges.
  8. A private testing room is not available.
  9. Children are prohibited in the Testing Center.
  10. No food or drinks are allowed in the Testing Center.