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Other Assessments

Some programs at Western require you to complete additional assessments before you are accepted in the program.

Keyboarding Proficiency

The keyboarding proficiency skill test is a two-minute, timed test proctored in Western’s Assessment Center and at our regional locations. "Proficiency" is considered to be 25 words per minute with no more than two uncorrected errors for the Medical Assistant Program. All other programs listed below require 35 words per minutes with no more than two uncorrected errors. The Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant, and Medical Coding Specialist programs will also accept online typing test scores. You may access the online assessment at http://www.typingtest.com/.

The test is required for placement into the following programs:

  • Administrative Professional
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Administrative Professional
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Office Support Specialist


The TEAS V exam measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English language usage. This exam is required for admission to the Nursing – Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs. Students will create a profile at atitesting.com and self-register themselves online for the TEAS exam.

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