Glen Oaks Community College is authorized Pearson VUE test center

Glen Oaks Community College has a new option for those seeking a testing site for certification and professional licensure exams. The college is now an official Pearson VUE testing site.

Pearson VUE, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, provides Internet on-site testing for many different environments from high school through professional development.

“We expect the large majority of testing, at least in the beginning, to be for the General Education Degree (GED), which is a measure of high school equivalency,” said Bill Hubbard, director of the Testing and Tutoring Center at the college.

Pearson VUE offers the opportunity for people to take tests to earn credentials in information technology, medicine, education, food safety, finance, banking and many other professions.

“In order to become an approved testing site for Pearson VUE, the Tutoring and Testing Center staff had to train and pass testing requirements and review and make preparations to the facility,” said Hubbard. “The process, which began last summer, was intensive and involved answering a lot of questions, sharing photos of the testing areas in order to meet standard specs, and installing new software on several computers.”

The Tutoring and Testing Center is located in the Learning Commons, in the E. J. Shaheen Library. The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information, please contact a Tutoring and Testing Center staff technician at (269) 295-4270.

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers are privately owned, third-party testing facilities which provide on-site, on-demand testing for certification and professional licensure exams. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 175 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education company, whose businesses also include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

Glen Oaks Community College is a quality provider of education programs serving the needs of residents and businesses of St. Joseph County and beyond. The College, established in 1965, sits on 300 acres of land in rural Centreville, Mich. GOCC offers 15 associate degree programs and 21 certificate programs. The student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1 affords students personal attention and provides opportunities to accomplish their goals and grow and succeed in a supportive, ethical and academic environment.