The testing program which includes Ability to Benefit, ACCUPLACER®, Biology Placement Test, CIS Challenge Exam, CLEP® (College Level Examination Program), A-2 Test, and Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is designed to meet the needs of students with varied educational backgrounds and goals. For more information on ACCUPLACER®, see Placement Testing below or Student Assessment in the Admission Policies and Procedures section of this catalog. The Biology Placement Exam is given to students who want to exempt BIO 103—Principles of Biology I, which is the prerequisite for BIO 201—Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO 220—Microbiology. This course exemption is only valid for Alabama two-year college health programs and will not earn credit for BIO 103 for the associate in arts, associate in science, and associate in applied science degrees or transfer to another college or university. The CLEP® test is given to students who desire to receive college credit for knowledge they have acquired outside a formal college classroom setting. The A-2 Test is given as part of the requirements for entry into the Radiologic Technology program. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is given as part of the requirements for entry into the Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapist, and Physical Therapist Assistant programs. The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of English and language, mathematics, reading, and science. To meet College and Career Readiness requirements, Ability to Benefit is given to students without a high school diploma or GED® who want to enroll in the following programs: Cabinetmaking, Salon and Spa Management, Nail Technology, Esthetics Technology, (must have completed the 10th grade to take State Board Exam), and Welding Technology. The CIS 146 Challenge Exam is available to students who are pursuing degrees in Allied Health that require “documented computer competency”. Those areas are: Associate Degree Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Therapist. The CIS 146 Challenge Exam is also available for a student pursuing an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree. Program degrees that require CIS 146 are not eligible and students are required to take the CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications course.