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General Education Test Prep Class Descriptions

This unique, one-of-a-kind, one-week course is ONLY found at Achieve Test Prep! Students get introduced to the "Credit by Examination" process. Highlighting this course are topics such as critical thinking and study skills. It is self-directed, work-at-your-own-pace, and geared to introduce you to the significant structure and content that we envision to set our students up for success, here at Achieve Test Prep!

This 6 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, American Government class. Includes topics such as the institutions and policy processes of the federal government, the federal courts and civil liberties, political parties and interest groups, political beliefs and behavior, and the content and history of the Constitution. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (CLEP exam)

This 5-week class prepares you to test out of a traditional 3 credit, Anatomy & Physiology I course; and, is part 1 of 2 courses designed to prepare you for a regular 6 credit, Anatomy & Physiology course.  Topics discussed include the anatomy of the human body, connective tissues, muscular system, nervous, somatic and autonomic division of the nervous system. This is not the actual college class nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel exam)

This 5-week class prepares you to test out of a traditional 3 credit, Anatomy & Physiology II course; and, is part 2 of 2 courses designed to prepare you for a regular 6 credit, Anatomy & Physiology course.  Topics discussed include a review of the endocrine, hematology, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, and digestive system. This is not the actual college class nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel exam)

This 6 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Art of the Western World course. Topics reviewed: Renaissance, Baroque, and Realism. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (DSST exam)

This 6 week class refreshes you with the fundamental skills needed for the College Mathematics exam. Upon completion of this class you will be ready for the College Mathematics course at Achieve, but not for the College Mathematics CLEP examination. There is no associated exam with this class and therefore no earned credit should be expected. Material taught in this class is a review of skills typically taught in K-12. Topics include but are not limited to: sets, logic, real number systems, functions and graphs, probability and statistics, as well as topics in algebra and geometry. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills.

This 8-9 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam cover material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit hour, College Algebra course. The following topics are included: algebraic operations, equations and inequalities, functions and their properties, number systems and operations. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (DSST or CLEP exam)

* This course is an 8 week course for DSST students and 9 weeks for CLEP students.

This 8-week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college class. This class and exam covers material typically presented in two semesters of first-year college composition courses and provides 6 credits upon passing. Assessment of writing skills, including analysis, argumentation, synthesis, usage, ability to recognize logical development and research are covered to prepare the student for the exam. This exam contains both multiple choice questions and 2 essays. This is not the actual college class nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (CLEP exam)

This 8 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 6 credit, College Mathematics course for majors in fields not requiring advanced knowledge of mathematics. Review of basic math and the following topics are included: sets, logic, real number systems, functions and graphs, probability and statistics, as well as topics in algebra and geometry. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (CLEP exam)

This 8-week class prepares you to "test out" of this college class. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credits, College Writing course. The course and exam measure the student’s ability to organize facts and thoughts, implement symbolic strategies and points of view; develop and maintain a controlling idea and coherent organization; and write within the rhetorical, syntactic, and mechanical conventions of Standard Written American English. This is not the actual college class nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills.

This 4 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Developmental Psychology course. Focus is on the following content areas: the study of life span development; genetics, prenatal development, and childbirth; infancy and toddlerhood; early childhood; middle childhood; adolescence; early adulthood; middle adulthood; late adulthood; and death and dying. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel exam)

This 8 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in two semesters, 6 credit, English Composition course. The ability to persuade a reader; to understand and compose an extended argument; to analyze and respond appropriately to written texts including literary texts; to use and document sources; and to recognize and write about revision and editing processes are reviewed in this course. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel exam)

This 5 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Ethics Theory & Practice course. Topics reviewed include basic theories and concepts such as utilitarianism, natural law theory, justice, duties and obligations, and rights. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel exam)

This 7 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, History of the United States I course. This class will focus from early Colonization to 1877, which means topics from the time of early European colonization to the end of Reconstruction are reviewed. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (CLEP exam)
 

This 5 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Interpersonal Communications course. Topics reviewed include the fundamentals of interpersonal communication, verbal and non-verbal communication, communication in relationships, challenges to communication, and application principles of interpersonal communication. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel exam)

This 6 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Introduction to Philosophy course. This class will focus on understanding logic and reasoning. A brief history of philosophy, metaphysics and ethical reasoning will also be reviewed. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel exam)

 

This 4 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Introductory Psychology course. Topics reviewed include psychological theory, principals and terminology. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (CLEP exam or UExcel exam)

The Job Placement Assistance course gives students the tools and skills necessary to land the job they want and deserve. This course will cover how to find the best jobs, write a memorable cover letter, update your resume (Yes, it does need to be updated!), and help students prepare for the challenges of the job search process.

How does this differ from what you think you know already about getting a job? By taking this course, you will be introduced to little-known tips and tricks given along the way that are easy to implement that get real results. You will develop strategies and an action plan while researching companies and open positions, and applying to jobs.

This 8-week class is taught by a human resource professional who will serve as your mentor along the way. It doesn’t matter if you have had several jobs, you're looking for your first one, or you're changing careers, this class is for you!

This 6 week class prepares you to "test out" of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Introductory Macroeconomics course. The class covers principles of economics that apply to an economy as a whole, including output and income, general price level, and relationships between sectors of the economy. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (CLEP exam or UExcel exam)

This 9 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam course covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Microbiology course. The topics reviewed include introduction to microbiology; biology of microorganisms; control of microorganisms; disease and resistance; biology of infectious diseases; and environmental, food, and industrial microbiology. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel exam)

This 8 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Pathophysiology course. This class reviews pathological deviations from the normal physiological activities of the major systems of the human organism including immunological and genetic aspects of diseases. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel exam)

This 5 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Introductory Sociology course. The class focuses on the following areas: Institutions, Social Patterns, Social Processes, Social Stratification, as well as the history of sociology and sociological theory. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (CLEP exam or UExcel Exam)

This is a 6-week, communicative Spanish course that covers elementary and intermediate grammatical structures of the Spanish language, as well as vocabulary and cultural situations. Students will begin to cultivate their Spanish proficiency through extensive interaction in the target language.

This course focuses on the development of basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Spanish, along with the study of the cultures of Spanish-speaking peoples. This is part one of a two part course, both of which are needed to master the CLEP or UExcel Spanish Language Examination.

Both exams are designed to measure knowledge and ability equivalent to that of students who have completed two to three semesters of college Spanish language study. Material taught during both years is incorporated into a single exam, covering both Level 1 and Level 2 content. This is not the actual college class, nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills.

  • CLEP Students
    ACE recommends 6 semester hours of credit for mastery of Level 1 content (a score of 50) and 9 semester hours of credit for mastery of both Levels 1 and 2 (a score of 63). (CLEP exam)
  • UExcel Students
    Excelsior College, the test developer, recommends granting six (6 semester hours of lower-level undergraduate credit to students who receive a letter grade of C or higher on this examination. Other colleges set their own policies for the amount of credit awarded and the minimum acceptable score. (UExcel Exam)

This is a 6-week, communicative Spanish course that covers intermediate and advanced grammatical structures of the Spanish language, as well as more vocabulary and different cultural situations. Students will continue to cultivate their Spanish proficiency through a deeper interaction in the target language.

The Spanish II course emphasizes advanced speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Spanish, as well as the cultures of Spanish-speaking peoples. This is the second half of a two part course, both of which are needed to master the CLEP or UExcel Spanish Language Examination.

This exam is designed to measure knowledge and ability equivalent to that of students who have completed two to three semesters of college Spanish language study. Material taught during both years is incorporated into a single exam, covering both Level 1 and Level 2 content. This is not the actual college class, nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills.

  • CLEP Students
    ACE recommends 6 semester hours of credit for mastery of Level 1 content (a score of 50) and 9 semester hours of credit for mastery of both Levels 1 and 2 (a score of 63). (CLEP exam)
  • UExcel Students
    Excelsior College, the test developer, recommends granting six (6 semester hours of lower-level undergraduate credit to students who receive a letter grade of C or higher on this examination. Other colleges set their own policies for the amount of credit awarded and the minimum acceptable score. (UExcel exam)

This 5 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Principles of Public Speaking course. Topics reviewed – Basic principles and practices of oral communication. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (DSST exam)

This 8 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Statistics course. It measures knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics. Questions about the meaning and application of basic statistical ideas are included. A basic knowledge of algebra is assumed. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (DSST Exam or UExcel exam)

This 6 week class prepares you to "test out" of this college course. This class and exam cover material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, introductory management or principles of supervision course. The class content focuses on the following areas: Human resources, Operational and Functional management. The exam measures the student’s understanding of management/supervision specific terminology, theories and application. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (CLEP exam or DSST exam)

This 5 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. This class and exam covers material typically presented in a one semester, 3 credit, Introduction to World Religions course. This class reflects the study of major religions as viewed in their social and historical contexts. It draws content from sociology, psychology, and philosophy. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (DSST exam)

Nursing Test Prep Class Descriptions

The Clinical Assessment Prep class provides an overview of the Nursing Simulated Lab skills that student is expected to perform. This class consists of a Virtual lab skill-based assessment course that measures the students' ability to demonstrate expected behaviors and skills at a beginning associate degree (AD) level nurse. The student will be given the opportunity to practice and review simulated lab skill areas which include Application of Sterile Technique, Medication administration, and care planning review using patient care scenarios. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills.

The Introduction to Clinical Preparation is an eight (8)-credit criterion-referenced performance examination administered over two and a half days in an acute care hospital. Students must pass this capstone examination to graduate from the associate degree nursing program at Excelsior College. This preparation validates students' competencies regarding the application of nursing knowledge, making patient-centered judgments, and performing technical skills when providing authentic and simulated patient care. This class is designed to prepare students for the criterion-referenced performance examination, and it's not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills.

 

This 9* week test prep class provides an overview of material for needed for the Kaplan, TEAS VI, HESI-A2, or PAX-RN nursing entrance exam. In addition to a review of exam topics, plenty of exam practice questions and explanations are presented throughout the course. Study topics include but are not limited to: Reading, English and Language Usage, Math, Drug Calculations, a survey of Anatomy and Physiology, and General Science. This is not the actual college class nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (Kaplan, TEAS VI, HESI-A2, or PAX-RN exam)

*This course is 7 weeks in length for Kaplan examinees, 8 weeks for TEAS VI examinees, and 9 weeks for HESI-A2 and PAX-RN examinees.

Prerequisites: TEAS VI Preparation
This 2 week class is a test prep course that provides an overview of material for the exam. It is designed to be an extension of the TEAS VI Preparation course and will only review the additional topics that are specific to the Kaplan Nursing entrance exam. The Kaplan Nursing entrance exam requires that you have essential academic skills. Our review class will include practice questions and an overview of the topics covered on the exam. These review topics include but are not limited to: Reading, Science, Mathematics, and English and Language Usage. (Kaplan Nursing exam)

This 6 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. Topics reviewed - Safety (medication, physical, emotional, environmental) in the care of patients across the life span and promotion, wellness, and self-responsibility are discussed. Critical thinking skills and caring behaviors needed to provide and manage care for these patients are stressed. Care plans, Medication calculation, Patient education, Communication skills, Wound care and Health prevention are just a few of the topics covered. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel Exam)

This 6 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. Topics reviewed - This class is based on health issues related to nutrition, elimination, oxygenation, fluid and electrolyte balance, and rest and activity. Evaluating lab results, IV fluid management, Sleep disorders, Elimination/Urinary disorders are also included in this course. Note: students who wish to enroll with the College within 5 years of graduating from LPN do not need to take this class. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel Exam)

This 6 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. Topics reviewed - Covers the knowledge and skills related to RN professional role development (provider and manager of care and member of profession). Emphasis is placed on managerial, supervisory, and delegation functions essential to the RN role. Differentiation between associate, baccalaureate, and graduate-level nursing roles are discussed along with factors affecting the health care delivery system; role functioning of interdisciplinary teams; and legal, ethical, and educational aspects of current nursing practice. Influences of nursing history, nursing organizations, and regulatory bodies impacting nursing functions in the delivery of care are examined. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel Exam)

This 6 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. Topics reviewed - Caring for culturally diverse patients experiencing chronic illness, disability, or end of life issues. Comfort throughout their life-span, Cultural sensitivity, Pain management, Grief, Eye, and Ear disorders are also addressed. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel Exam)

This 6 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. Topics reviewed - Human sexuality, needs of the childbearing family, congenital anomalies, genetic disorders, and reproductive disorders. STD’s, Maternity care, Newborn assessment, and Prostate disease are also discussed. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel Exam)

This 6 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. Topics reviewed - Patients that are experiencing health issues related to cardiovascular and respiratory illness or who are experiencing abnormal cell growth. Cancer, Lung disorders, and all aspects of Cardiac disease are discussed as well as the nursing care and assessment related to these diseases. Appropriate medications are also reviewed. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel Exam)

This 6 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. Topics reviewed - The care of patients with Psychiatric disorders, regulatory disorders, and metabolic health issues. Behavioral responses include patients with a variety of Psychiatric disorders including cognitive impairments. Regulatory mechanisms include patients with adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid, pituitary, and kidney disorders. Metabolic disorders include patients with liver, gall bladder, and pancreatic disorders. Diabetic teaching, Psychiatric medications, and Critical thinking are also reviewed. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel Exam)

This 6 week class prepares you to 'test out' of this college course. Topics reviewed - Musculoskeletal disorders, infectious and communicable diseases, tissue trauma, and neurological dysfunction are all reviewed in this class. STD’s, HIV, TB, care of patients in traction and stroke patients are also discussed. Appropriate medications are also reviewed. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (UExcel Exam)

Nurse Mentor Study Assist Program LPN- RN or BSN Bridge or RN Bridge 

The Nurse Mentor Study Assist Program is designed to allow the student to work with an experienced professional nurse to assist the student in developing specific skills and knowledge in nursing that will enhance the student’s professional and personal growth.

The course is designed to accommodate the LPN to RN or BSN Bridge student with a clinical focus on the following key nursing areas: Health assessment including the health history, physical and family assessment and assessment findings at different stages of growth and development, Comprehensive head-to-toe assessment skills, interviewing techniques and data analysis, Foundation of delivery of nursing care with emphasis on delivering care during health and illness, Nurse’s role in safe medication drug administration, Issues impacting nursing with emphasis on legal and ethical issues and professional responsibilities of nurses in delivery of patient care.

The student is able to receive coaching and engage with the mentor to receive more in-depth instruction and training in clinical focus areas in order to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the clinical content and develop the technical and professional skills to apply to their professional role as a nurse. The student is able to choose and attend the mentor study assist class they would like to learn more knowledge and become proficient and competent in that particular clinical content area. 

This 5 week test prep class provides an overview of material from the NCLEX-PN exam. The NCLEX-PN test requires that you understand the basic principles of nursing and apply this to different elements of patient safety management. Our review class will include practice questions and an overview of the topics covered on the exam. These review topics include but are not limited to: Fluid & Electrolytes, Cardiac, Maternity Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, etc. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (NCLEX-PN exam)

This 6 week test prep class provides an overview of material from the NCLEX-RN exam. The NCLEX-RN test requires that you understand the basic principles of nursing and apply this to different elements of patient safety management. Our review class will include practice questions and an overview of the topics covered on the exam. These review topics include but are not limited to: Drug Distribution, Maternity care, all disease processes involving patient care, therapeutic communication, etc. This is not the actual college course nor is it intended to deliver occupational skills. (NCLEX-RN exam)

This 7 week class is a test prep course that provides an overview of material for the exam. The TEAS VI test requires that you have essential academic skills. Our review class will include practice questions and an overview of the topics covered on the exam. These review topics include but are not limited to: Reading, Science, Mathematics, and English and Language Usage. (TEAS VI exam)

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