PNSY Apprenticeship Testing

York County 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 at YCCC in Wells, ME, or Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH. All applicants are required to submit their Accuplacer scores with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard once testing is completed. For more information, please refer to the application instructions on USA Jobs, which will be posted in May 2021.

Applicants can fill out our registration form to receive a test date for a remote test of the Accuplacer – please go to CLICK HERE and be sure to complete the form in its entirety.

All tests are 2 hours in length and will be by appointment only – the date and time will be assigned to you upon completion of the registration form. Please be advised due to the volume of applicants, testing will be done in the order in which applicants apply and there could be a bit of a wait. There is a limited number of testers allowed for each testing session.

Please have a valid photo ID ready to show the proctor on the date of your test. All testers need access to a computer, internet, and a webcam – which is required for testing. If you do not have access to these, for testing, arrangements can be made to accommodate you for your Accuplacer test. 

All applicants will be tested on Reading Comprehension; Arithmetic; and Quantitative Reasoning/Statistics/Algebra. Free Accuplacer practice materials can be found at HERE.

York County Community College offers placement testing for the PNSY Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Great Bay Community College. You can access their website –  by clicking HERE.

Computer system requirements for testing from home: – using the option to join with video
If you do not have access to a computer/laptop that meets the requirements, check back here for on-campus testing dates in the future.

Photo Credit: U.S. Navy