Great Bay Community College is pleased to offer placement testing for all prospective applicants to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Apprenticeship Program.  To be considered eligible for an apprenticeship position at PNSY, all applicants are required to take an Accuplacer exam through Great Bay Community College or York County Community College.  All applicants are required to submit their Accuplacer scores as a part of their application process.   

For more information, please refer to the application instructions on USA Jobs. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will pay for this test and up to one retake.

Schedule Testing

Testing can be scheduled in-person or remotely. For remote testing, you must have the following:

Computer system requirements for testing from home:

  1. https://www.accuplacer.org/#/systemRequirement
  2. https://www.zoom.us/test – using the option to join with video

If you do not have access to a computer/laptop that meets the requirements, contact us at greatbaycaps@ccsnh.edu to arrange in-person testing.

All tests are 2 hours in length and will be by appointment only.  Please have a valid photo ID and the voucher number that will be sent to you available on the date of your test.

Applicants will set up a testing appointment through the college. Please email greatbaycaps@ccsnh.edu to start the process. If you require testing accommodations, you can submit documentation of your needs to avoce@ccsnh.edu before scheduling your test.  If you have questions about what to submit, you may contact greatbaycaps@ccsnh.edu.

Testing Details & Practice Materials

All applicants will be tested on Reading Comprehension; Arithmetic; and Quantitative Reasoning/Statistics/Algebra and must receive the minimum required score in each area all in one test administration.  Free Accuplacer practice materials can be found at https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/

Great Bay Community College offers placement testing for the PNSY Apprenticeship Program in partnership with York County Community College.  For additional testing options, please see their website here. 

Photo Credit: U.S. Navy