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Moraine Park Challenge Exams

Moraine Park offers both Challenge Exams and Skill Demonstrations to current students.  Both exams and demonstrations assess your skills and knowledge of specific course content.  These comprehensive tests provide the opportunity to earn college credit and fulfill requirements within your MPTC program of study.  They are pass/fail in nature.  No scores or letter grades are given to reflect your performance on the test.

*Please note: MPTC Challenge Exams and Skill Demonstrations are intended to provide MPTC credit for current or incoming Moraine Park students.  As a result, credits earned through this process may not be transferable to other colleges and universities.

Challenge Exam Guidelines

  • Credit by Exam can only be attempted one time (per course).
  • Students cannot be currently under MPTC academic suspension and cannot have a “No Credit” or other previously recorded grade for the course.
  • Students are assessed a nonrefundable/nontransferable $50 exam fee for each exam attempted.  Students attempting a skill demonstration (welding) are assessed a nonrefundable/nontransferable skill demonstration fee of $90.  In cases where the exam contains both a written exam and skill demonstration, students pay a single $90 fee to cover both exam components.
  • Challenge Exams must be completed within the times set forth in the exam schedule.
  • Some exams may take up to 2 weeks to be scored. Please plan accordingly.
  • Challenge Exam and Skills Demonstrations results are not included when calculating student Grade Point Averages. Credits earned through exam or demonstration will not count in that semester’s financial aid credit load.  However, credits earned in this manner will count as credits attempted for financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) calculations.  Contact for more information.


Monday, April 26th West Bend Campus 8:00am Room N112
Tuesday, April 27th Beaver Dam Campus 8:00am Room J111
Wednesday, April 28th Fond du Lac Campus 8:00am Room A210
Monday, May 10th Beaver Dam Campus 8:00am Room J111
Tuesday, May 11th Fond du Lac Campus 8:00am Room A210
Wednesday, May 12th West Bend Campus 8:00am Room N112

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, a limited number of slots will be available for each testing session.  Social distancing and other safety protocols will be observed during testing sessions.

For more information contact MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning Specialist:                                     920-924-3215

Please Note:
  • Arrival time for exams is 8:00am unless otherwise indicated.
  • Room numbers are subject to change.
  • All changes will be communicated via MPTC student email prior to the exam date.
  • Challenge exams and demonstrations for welding and office courses are scheduled directly with the CPL Specialist. These testing dates and locations may not align with the exam schedule as posted above.
  • Credits earned through the Challenge Exams process are posted to the student’s MPTC Student Record within 5-7 business days after the testing period has been completed.  Payment of the Challenge Exam fee is required for credits to be posted.

To view a campus map with the location of your scheduled
Challenge Exam, click on the corresponding link below.

Beaver Dam Challenge Exam Accessible Campus Map

Fond du Lac Challenge Exam Accessible Campus Map

West Bend Challenge Exam Accessible Campus Map

Challenge Exams Offered

Click on the course number to access the study materials available for each exam

Computer Exams
Course # Name Crs.
103-159 Computer Literacy 1
103-160 Microsoft Word 2
103-180 Microsoft Excel 2
103-182 Microsoft Power Point 2
103-189 Microsoft Windows 1
Math Exams
Course # Name Crs.
804-360 Occupational Math 1 2
804-361 Occupational Math 2 2
804-362 Occupational Math 3 2
Science Exams
Course # Name Crs.
806-189 Basic Anatomy 3
806-177 General Anatomy & Physiology 4
806-376 Applied Physics 2
501-101 Medical Terminology 3

*Click HERE to email CPL Specialist for more
information about the exams below.

Office Exams
Course # Name Crs.
106-103 Keyboarding 1
106-120 Document Formatting 1
106-121 Advanced Document Formatting 1
Welding Exams
Course # Name Crs.
442-331 Welding Print Reading 2
442-338 Cutting Processes 2
442-356 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2
442-357 Gas Metal Arc Welding I 2
 442-386 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I  2