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Testing & Education Reference Center Sample Searches

Testing & Education Reference Center is a database that helps users prepare for higher education and the work world by providing access to specialized tests for college, graduate school, the military or trade school.

Search 1:

A stay at home dad using Testing & Education Reference Center at his local library wanted to find a college that offered a bachelor’s degree in advertising as a distance learning program.

Solution:

  • Open Testing & Education Reference Center
  • Locate the College Prep Tools portal on the homepage, click on the “Find and Pay for College” link
  • From the “Find and Pay for College” page, click on the “Distance Learning Programs Search” link
  • Choose the “Detailed College Search” mode
  • Select “Advertising” under “Course of Study”
  • Select “Undergraduate Bachelor’s” under “Degree/Award Level”
  • Click on the “See My Results” button to retrieve your results

Search 2:

A high school graduate in Guam wants to find a school that offers vocational education in the area of restaurant management or operations that also offer financial aid.

Solution:

  • Open Testing & Education Reference Center
  • Hover over the “Career” link in the blue search paths area of the homepage
  • Click on the “Career Colleges Search” link
  • From the “Career Colleges” page, select the “Vocational–Technical School Search” link
  • Select “Restaurant Operations” in the “Program Search” box
  • Select “Yes” in the “Offers Need–Based Financial Aid” box
  • Click on the “Search” button to go to the “Location Search” page
  • Select “Guam” in the “Select State” box
  • Click on the “Search” button to retrieve a city in Guam to search. In this case, Barrigada.
  • Click on the “Results” button to retrieve a college that offers the desired vocational program:
    Guam Community College
    Barrigada, GU

Search 3:

How can a person find tips on taking the firefighter’s exam?

Solution:

  • Open Testing & Education Reference Center
  • Locate the “Career Tools” portal on the homepage, click on the “Civil Service and Licensure Exams” link
  • From the “Civil Service and Licensure Exam Prep” page, click on the “Master the Firefighter Exam” located under the header “Online Books”
  • The ARCO Master the Firefighter Exam, 15th Edition online book opens up as a PDF document

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