Maricopa Community Colleges

Healthcare Education : Credit by Exam
 
The credit by examination program offers students with prior experience or education the opportunity to complete tests and apply for credit for the Maricopa Community Colleges Healthcare Core Courses (HCC courses). Credits for the HCC courses may be obtained by taking and passing the Healthcare Core Competency Assessment Tests or CATS.

Healthcare Core Competency Assessment Tests (CATS)

  • HCC 130 (requires successful completion of all modules HCC130AA-AF. Each module is taken as a separate test)
  • HCC145AA
  • HCC146 (requires successful completion of modules HCC145AA and HCC145AB).
  • HCC145 (requires successful completion of al modules HCC145AA-AC).
After successfully completing a test(s) the student is eligible to apply for credit for the appropriate corresponding Maricopa Community Colleges Healthcare Core Courses. NOTE: This is a one-time option. You may take the exam only once.

Download a copy of the HCC Testing Fact Sheet.

Testing Locations

The CATS are available at the following colleges within the Maricopa Community Colleges:
GateWay Community College (Admissions, Advisement, Testing Center, Campus Map)
Phoenix College (Admissions, Advisement, Testing Center, Campus Map)
Rio Salado College (Admissions, Advisement, Testing Center, Campus Map)

Click here for instructions on how to complete a HCC test (opens in new window).