TEAS Preparation


TEAS Preparation

Do you need to take the TEAS for a nursing or healthcare program? The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Preparation Program helps students gain the essential skills needed for the TEAS. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in the four areas of the test: Reading, English & Language Usage, Math, and Science.

The two courses in the program lead to a Certificate of Competency: TEAS 600 prepares students for the Reading and English & Language Usage sections of the test and TEAS 605 prepares students for the Math and Science sections.

Why take TEAS 600 & 605?

95% of students who took the courses prior to taking the TEAS for the first time passed it on the first attempt! 80% of students who re-took the TEAS after taking the courses passed the test the second time! In addition, the skills you learn here will assist you throughout your healthcare career and life.


TEAS Preparation – Certificate of Competency (C-COMPE)

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From Diagnostic Medical Imaging (DMI) & Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).

  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Registered Nurse

The TEAS Program is designed to help qualify students for entry into healthcare programs requiring a passing score on the exam. At LBCC, these programs include the Associate Degree Nursing Program and Diagnostic Imaging Program. The program also provides essential skills necessary for success in these fields. Upon completion of these healthcare programs, students can achieve an associate degree or career certificates, and, upon completion of required licensing exams, entry-level employment in a variety of healthcare facilities.

  • Cardiac Catherization Lab
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Computerized Tomography
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Informatics Nurse Specialists
  • Interventional Radiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mammography
  • Medical & Health Services Managers
  • Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Radiographer
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Registered Nurse
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


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What is the format of the class?

When you take TEAS 600 &/or 605, you will meet with an instructor once per week in real time. You will also access the class website on Canvas where you will find all the materials and information about the class. Your instructor will assign due dates, but since much of the work is completed online you can do so easily and conveniently. It is a good idea to complete all your assignments before your weekly meeting with the instructor, so that you can ask questions about any material that you did not understand.

Are there any material or book fees?

No, all materials are provided in the course by your instructor.

Do you have to be an LBCC student to take the class?

Yes. To register in the course, you must first enroll at the College. There are several steps you must complete. Please follow the steps described on page 11 of the LBCC Non-credit Catalog.

Is attendance mandatory?

Yes. Students are required to attend class sessions to successfully complete the course.

What do I need to prepare for the class?

Currently, you will need regular access to a computer or laptop and Wi-Fi access. Read Computer or Internet Support if you need help accessing the Internet.

What if I am required to remediate by my nursing or DMI program? How can I show proof of remediation?

Once you complete both TEAS 600 & TEAS 605, please contact Emily Yasutomi at eyasutomi@lbcc.edu and she can provide proof of remediation for you.

Where can I get more information about the TEAS exam dates at LBCC?

For students who are already in an LBCC Nursing or DMI program, please contact the Nursing and Allied Health Coordinator, Marc Smith, at m4smith@lbcc.edu or 562-938-4199.

For students who are interested in becoming an LBCC Nursing or Diagnostic Medical Imaging student, please check out their program websites.

Where can I get more information about the TEAS exam dates if I am not in an LBCC program?

For students not entering nursing or DMI programs at LBCC, please contact the program at your school directly.

If I pass both classes, where/how do I get my certificate?

Your instructor will provide information on how to apply for your official LBCC certificate.

How long is the TEAS test?

Students are given 209 minutes to complete 170 questions.

Can I get testing accommodations if I qualify?

Yes. As soon as you register for the test, but no later than 30 days prior to the test, submit your request for accommodation to ATI.

Am I allowed a calculator on the test?

A four-function calculator, one that allows you to check your addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, is built into the online test platform. Personal calculators are not allowed.

Are there any breaks during the test?

Yes. After you complete the reading and math sections, there is an optional 10-minute break.

Whom can I contact for more information?

Emily Yasutomi 
Job Title: Faculty Instructional Specialist
Office Location: EE-206, Pacific Coast Campus
Phone Number: 562-938-3980
Email: eyasutomi@lbcc.edu

For additional information about the TEAS, visit atitesting.com/teas/register
Read additional TEAS test FAQs here.