Catalog 2020-2021

Workforce Development and External Testing

Athens Technical College administers the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate. The NCRC is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills. Individuals can earn the certificate by taking three WorkKeys® assessments: 

  • Applied mathematics
  • Locating information
  • Reading for information 

WorkKeys® assessments measure "real world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success.  Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world.

Athens Technical College offers NCRC assessments at its Athens, Elbert, and Walton Campuses, as well as in Hart County.  For more information, please review the information sheet or call (706) 369-5763.

Athens Technical College is also a test center for several testing agencies. These tests are for professional certifications and do not include tests for college admission. Options include the Pearson Vue, NATE, as well as proctored exams. Exam dates vary and availability may be limited. Additional information is available by calling (706) 357-0014.

Athens Technical College also administers the Georgia Pest Control Exam. Call (706) 340-3962 for information or visit