Math Competency Information
IEC Education requires proof of math competency before starting 1A course.
Math competency can be shown via college transcript of a passing math course, equivalent placement test from a college or university, a college or university diploma, an ACT score of 19 or higher on the math section, or you can take our placement test. We offer an online placement test which must be passed with a score of 75% or better. There is a small fee of $15 to take the online test.
We require a 75% score on a math competency test. Here are subject areas that are important for Electricians to have a working knowledge.
These are the areas that my math test covers:
- Whole Numbers: Add, subtract, multiply, divide
- Decimal Numbers: Add, subtract, multiply, divide
- Fraction Numbers: Add, subtract, multiply, divide
- Ratio/Proportion Percentages
- Measurement – Reading tape measure, etc.
- Conversions – Convert between feet and yards, Metric system conversions.
- Statistics – Reading and Constructing Graphs
- Pre-Algebra – Exponents, non-linear numbers
- Basic Algebra – solve for x, substitute values in equations, create equations from word problems.
- Practical Plane Geometry: Finding area, rectangles, circles
- Solid Figures: Finding volume, cubes, cylinders.
- Triangle Trigonometry. Right angle problems.
This test is designed to ensure basic abilities to function in these general areas, it is not meant to be burdensome. A basic calculator is allowed and will eliminate some of the arithmetic struggles. The intent is to make evaluate the use of a calculator, navigating math with real-world problems. Key formulas are area, volume and pythagorean theorum (a squared plus b squared equals c squared) for right triangles.
For those who are interested, we also offer a math refresher course.
Math Test Signup Form
Please submit the following form to start the math test process.
Be aware, this process has THREE DISTINCT STEPS and is NOT AUTOMATIC. The entire process may take several days with correspondence and instructions between each step. Within a couple of days after you submit the form and pay your $15 fee, we will contact you with instruction for you to complete the next step and subscribe to and take the math test.
You are currently on Step 1 of 3 – Payment and sign-up.
Complete the form below. After you click on submit, you will need to pay for the test. A day or so after submitting your information and after you pay your $15 fee, we will send instructions for you to complete the NEXT STEP.
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