ACT WorkKeys and ETS Parapro Assessment Testing

ACT WorkKeys®

ACT WorkKeys® is an assessment system that measures “real world” job skills that employers believe are critical to job success. The WorkKeys System is also often used by employers and organizations to assess prospective or current employees in many workforce skill areas.

Muskegon Community College is your site to attain the WorkKeys  National Career Readiness Certification. The certificate is designed to confirm a person’s competence in a specific set of workplace skills. A successful candidate can use their certificate to compliment other traditional credentials such as a diploma or college degree. Many employers use this certification to verify that an individual has essential core employability skills. The assessment consists of the WorkKeys Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information tests.

Exam Fees

National Career Readiness Certificate (all three tests): $75. Individual test: $25.  You must purchase actual certificate if needed separately for $16 from ACT.

Other WorkKeys tests: $25 per test

A check or money order payable to “Muskegon Community College” is required on the day of the test. Additionally, examinees must bring valid picture identification (i.e., MI driver’s license). All materials needed to take assessments will be provided by MCC.

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ETS Parapro Assessment®

The ParaPro Assessment is a general aptitude test that is required in many states for paraprofessional certification. It also offers school districts an objective assessment of your foundation of knowledge and skills.

Exam Fees

Examinees must come with valid credit card so that the $55 assessment can be purchased directly from ETS the day of the test.  An additional $20 administration fee in exact cash or money order payable to “Muskegon Community College” is also due on arrival. Additionally, examinees must bring valid picture identification (i.e., MI driver’s license).

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How to Register – WorkKeys and Parapro

Testing is scheduled as needed and each examinee must pre-register by calling or emailing Jane Gruler at 231-777-0676 or

Testing Locations and Directions

Sessions will be conducted in the Testing Center, Room 134, on the MCC main campus.

Muskegon Community College
221 S. Quarterline Rd
Muskegon, MI 49442


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