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Business

Business Ethics and Society

3 Baccalaureate

Moral philosophies and business ethics, social responsibilities of a business, regulation of business, employer-employee relations, ethics of information, ethics in international business, corporations and stakeholders, ecology and global business, business and government. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Business Mathematics

3 Baccalaureate

Integers, fractions, decimals, round numbers, ratios, averages, business graphs, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, net pay & deductions, discounts and markups, depreciation & net worth, corporate securities, distribution of ownership, stock and asset turnover. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

 

Computing and Information Technology

3 Baccalaureate Hardware, software licensing & development tools, development life cycles, data management, connectivity, privacy concerns, intellectual property, telecommunications law, network etiquette, artificial intelligence and globalization. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Human Resource Management

3 Baccalaureate

Training & development, performance appraisals, compensation issues, security issues, personnel legislation & regulation, labor relations and current issues. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available  

DSSTPrep Materials Available

 

Introduction to Business

3 Baccalaureate

Economic issues, international business, government & business, business ownership, small business, entrepreneurship, franchise, management process, HR management, production & operations, marketing management, financial management, risk management & insurance, management and  information systems. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Management Information Systems

3 Baccalaureate

Telecommunications, network security, systems analysis and design, business decision making, knowledge management, data warehousing and data mining. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Money and Banking

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Role & kinds of money, commercial banks & other financial intermediaries, central banking, Federal Reserve System, money & macroeconomics, U.S. monetary policy, the international monetary system. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Organizational Behavior

3 Baccalaureate

Scientific approaches, research designs, data collection methods, individual processes & characteristics, interpersonal & group processes, organizational processes, change & development processes. DSSTPrep Materials Available

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Personal Finance

3 Baccalaureate

Credit & debt, major purchases, taxes, insurance, investments and others. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Principles of Finance

3 Baccalaureate

Financial statements & planning, time value of money, working capital management, valuation and characteristics, capital budgeting, cost of capital, risk and return. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

 

Principles of Supervision

3 Baccalaureate

Management functions, planning, organization & staffing, directing at the supervisory level, legal issues, stress management, union environments, quality concerns. DSSTPrep Materials Available

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

 

Humanities

Ethics in America

3 Baccalaureate

Ethical traditions & analysis in various relationships, embryonic stem-cell research, euthanasia, affirmative action and capital punishment. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available 

 

Introduction to World Religions

3 Baccalaureate

Dimensions & approaches to religion, primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Shintoism, Hellenic & Roman Traditions, Scientology. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available 

 

NEW! Principles of Advanced English Composition

3 Baccalaureate

Elements of effective writing, reading and writing arguments and using secondary sources.

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available 

 

 

Principles of Public Speaking

3 Baccalaureate

Principles of Public Speaking, audience analysis, purposes of speeches, structure/organization, content/supporting materials, research, language & style, delivery, communication apprehension, listening & feedback, criticism & evaluation. Record an impromptu persuasive speech that will be scored. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available 

 

Math

Fundamentals of College Algebra

3 Baccalaureate

Solving quadratic inequalities, operations of functions, rational functions and exponential & logarithmic functions. DSSTPrep Materials Available

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available 

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

 

Math for Liberal Arts

3 Baccalaureate

Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms.  This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE). DSSTPrep Materials Available

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available 

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

 

Principles of Statistics

3 Baccalaureate

Principles and concepts underlying higher-order statistics, continuous & discrete distributions, use of predictive statistics using the linear model and confidence intervals. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

 

Physical Science

Astronomy

3 Baccalaureate

Celestial mechanics, celestial systems, astronomical instruments, the solar system, nature & evolution, the galaxy, the universe, determining astronomical distances, and life in the universe. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Environmental Science 

3 Baccalaureate 

Ecological concepts (ecosystems, global ecology, food chains and webs), environmental impacts, environmental management & conservation, and political processes & the future.  Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Health & Human Development 

3 Baccalaureate 

Human development and relationships, fitness & nutrition, disease & prevention, consumer awareness, psychological disorders & addictive behaviors, intentional injuries & violence. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Introduction to Geology

3 Baccalaureate

Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, weathering, groundwater, glaciers, oceanic systems, deserts, winds, hydrologic cycle, internal Earth processes, mineral & energy resources, environmental geology.

 

Social Sciences

A History of the Vietnam War

3 Baccalaureate 

The history of the roots of the Vietnam War.

 

Art of the Western World

3 Baccalaureate 

Deals with the history of art during various periods, e.g. Renaissance, Baroque and Realism.

 

Criminal Justice

3 Baccalaureate 

Criminal behavior, police, the court system, sentencing issues, adult prison systems and juvenile correction alternatives. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Foundations of Education

3 Baccalaureate 

Contemporary issues in education, past and current influences on education (philosophies, democratic ideals, social/economic influences), and the interrelationships between contemporary issues and influences.

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

Fundamentals of Counseling

3 Baccalaureate 

Historical development, counselor roles & functions, the counseling relationship and theoretical approaches to counseling. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available 

 

General Anthropology

3 Baccalaureate 

Theoretical perspectives, physical anthropology, archaeology, social organization, economic organization, political organization, religion, and modernization & application of anthropology. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available 

 

 

History of the Soviet Union (formerly The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union)

3 Upper Baccalaureate 

Russia under the old regime,  the Revolutionary Period, New Economic Policy, Pre-war Stalinism, Second World War, Post-war Stalinism, Krushchev Years, Brezhnev Era, and reform and collapse. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Introduction to Geography (formerly titled: Human/Cultural Geography)

3 Baccalaureate 

Earth and basic facts (maps, physiography, atmosphere, soils and vegetation, water), culture and environment, settlement patterns, political geography and regional geography. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

This exam was updated July 30, 2018 and includes new content and content outlines reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE). 

 

Introduction to Law Enforcement

3 Baccalaureate 

Overview of the U.S. criminal justice system, police systems in the U.S., police organization, management & issues; and U.S. law and precedents. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Baccalaureate

Ethical issues, biological development, perception, learning & memory, cognition & language; social, emotional, and personality development, social behaviors, family life cycle, adjustment to life stresses, bereavement and loss. DSSTPrep Materials Available

 

Substance Abuse (formerly Drug and Alcohol Abuse)

3 Lower Baccalaureate 

Formerly “Drug and Alcohol Abuse.” Substances such as anabolic steroids, over the counter medications, dependency/addiction, societal effects, screening, diagnosis and neurological factors. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

The Civil War and Reconstruction

3 Baccalaureate 

The Civil War from pre-secession (1861) through Reconstruction. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Technology

Ethics in Technology

3 Baccalaureate

Privacy and security in cyberspace, government surveillance, hacking and counter-hacking, information warfare, cyberterrorism, free speech issues, cybercrimes, autonomous vehicles, social justice issues and net neutrality.

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

3 Upper Baccalaureate

This examination includes content related to major topics in cybersecurity including application and systems security, implementing authentication and authorization technologies, compliance, security pertaining to networks and physical environments, and vulnerability management. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Technical Writing

3 Baccalaureate

Theory & practice of technical writing, purpose, content, organizational patterns of common types of technical documents, elements of various technical reports, technical editing. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

Business

Business Ethics and Society

3 Baccalaureate

Moral philosophies and business ethics, social responsibilities of a business, regulation of business, employer-employee relations, ethics of information, ethics in international business, corporations and stakeholders, ecology and global business, business and government. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 

Business Mathematics

3 Baccalaureate

Integers, fractions, decimals, round numbers, ratios, averages, business graphs, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, net pay & deductions, discounts and markups, depreciation & net worth, corporate securities, distribution of ownership, stock and asset turnover.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Computing and Information Technology

3 Baccalaureate

Hardware, software licensing & development tools, development life cycles, data management, connectivity, privacy concerns, intellectual property, telecommunications law, network etiquette, artificial intelligence and globalization.

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Human Resource Management

3 Baccalaureate

Training & development, performance appraisals, compensation issues, security issues, personnel legislation & regulation, labor relations and current issues. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available  
DSSTPrep Materials Available
 

Introduction to Business

3 Baccalaureate

Economic issues, international business, government & business, business ownership, small business, entrepreneurship, franchise, management process, HR management, production & operations, marketing management, financial management, risk management & insurance, management and  information systems. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 
Telecommunications, network security, systems analysis and design, business decision making, knowledge management, data warehousing and data mining. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 

Money and Banking

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Role & kinds of money, commercial banks & other financial intermediaries, central banking, Federal Reserve System, money & macroeconomics, U.S. monetary policy, the international monetary system. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 

Organizational Behavior

3 Baccalaureate

Scientific approaches, research designs, data collection methods, individual processes & characteristics, interpersonal & group processes, organizational processes, change & development processes. DSSTPrep Materials Available
 
Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 

Personal Finance

3 Baccalaureate

Credit & debt, major purchases, taxes, insurance, investments and others. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 

Principles of Finance

3 Baccalaureate

Financial statements & planning, time value of money, working capital management, valuation and characteristics, capital budgeting, cost of capital, risk and return.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam. 

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

 

Principles of Supervision

3 Baccalaureate

Management functions, planning, organization & staffing, directing at the supervisory level, legal issues, stress management, union environments, quality concerns. DSSTPrep Materials Available
Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 
 

Humanities

Ethics in America

3 Baccalaureate

Ethical traditions & analysis in various relationships, embryonic stem-cell research, euthanasia, affirmative action and capital punishment. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 
Dimensions & approaches to religion, primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Shintoism, Hellenic & Roman Traditions, Scientology. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 
Elements of effective writing, reading and writing arguments and using secondary sources.  Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 
Principles of Public Speaking, audience analysis, purposes of speeches, structure/organization, content/supporting materials, research, language & style, delivery, communication apprehension, listening & feedback, criticism & evaluation. Record an impromptu persuasive speech that will be scored. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 

Math

Fundamentals of College Algebra

3 Baccalaureate

Solving quadratic inequalities, operations of functions, rational functions and exponential & logarithmic functions.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

DSSTPrep Materials Available

Math for Liberal Arts

3 Baccalaureate

Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms.  This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

DSSTPrep Materials Available

Principles of Statistics

3 Baccalaureate

Principles and concepts underlying higher-order statistics, continuous & discrete distributions, use of predictive statistics using the linear model and confidence intervals.

The use of a nonprogrammable calculator is permitted during this exam.

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

Physical Science

Astronomy

3 Baccalaureate

Celestial mechanics, celestial systems, astronomical instruments, the solar system, nature & evolution, the galaxy, the universe, determining astronomical distances, and life in the universe. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 

Environmental Science 

3 Baccalaureate

Ecological concepts (ecosystems, global ecology, food chains and webs), environmental impacts, environmental management & conservation, and political processes & the future.  Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 
Human development and relationships, fitness & nutrition, disease & prevention, consumer awareness, psychological disorders & addictive behaviors, intentional injuries & violence. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 

Introduction to Geology

3 Baccalaureate

Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, weathering, groundwater, glaciers, oceanic systems, deserts, winds, hydrologic cycle, internal Earth processes, mineral & energy resources, environmental geology.

NEW - This exam is available July 30, 2018 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Social Sciences

The history of the roots of the Vietnam War.
 

Art of the Western World

3 Baccalaureate

Deals with the history of art during various periods, e.g. Renaissance, Baroque and Realism.

Criminal Justice

3 Baccalaureate

Criminal behavior, police, the court system, sentencing issues, adult prison systems and juvenile correction alternatives. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 

Foundations of Education

3 Baccalaureate

Contemporary issues in education, past and current influences on education (philosophies, democratic ideals, social/economic influences), and the interrelationships between contemporary issues and influences.
 Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
Historical development, counselor roles & functions, the counseling relationship and theoretical approaches to counseling. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 

General Anthropology

3 Baccalaureate

Theoretical perspectives, physical anthropology, archaeology, social organization, economic organization, political organization, religion, and modernization & application of anthropology. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 
Russia under the old regime,  the Revolutionary Period, New Economic Policy, Pre-war Stalinism, Second World War, Post-war Stalinism, Krushchev Years, Brezhnev Era, and reform and collapse. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 
Earth and basic facts (maps, physiography, atmosphere, soils and vegetation, water), culture and environment, settlement patterns, political geography and regional geography. Peterson's Practice Exam Available
 
Overview of the U.S. criminal justice system, police systems in the U.S., police organization, management & issues; and U.S. law and precedents. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 
Ethical issues, biological development, perception, learning & memory, cognition & language; social, emotional, and personality development, social behaviors, family life cycle, adjustment to life stresses, bereavement and loss. 
 
DSSTPrep Materials Available
Formerly “Drug and Alcohol Abuse.” Substances such as anabolic steroids, over the counter medications, dependency/addiction, societal effects, screening, diagnosis and neurological factors. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available
 
The Civil War from pre-secession (1861) through Reconstruction. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

Technology

Ethics in Technology

3 Baccalaureate

Privacy and security in cyberspace, government surveillance, hacking and counter-hacking, information warfare, cyberterrorism, free speech issues, cybercrimes, autonomous vehicles, social justice issues and net neutrality.

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

3 Upper Baccalaureate

This examination includes content related to major topics in cybersecurity including application and systems security, implementing authentication and authorization technologies, compliance, security pertaining to networks and physical environments, and vulnerability management. Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

Technical Writing

3 Baccalaureate

Theory & practice of technical writing, purpose, content, organizational patterns of common types of technical documents, elements of various technical reports, technical editing.

Peterson's Test Prep Materials Available

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