If you are a student applying for admission to a selective health program, you came to the right spot. This page is injected with info to help you prep for and ACE the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) that is required for selective health programs. To complete your program application by February 1, 2018, you must obtain a minimum score on the HOAE as indicated in the program application packet.*

The Zane State College selective health programs are:
Medical Laboratory
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiologic Technology

Get Started
You might want to do some prep! ZSC offers “Get Your App Together” workshops during fall semester. Walk in to one of these informative and informal workshops designed to get all of your questions answered. Dr. Barb Shelby will be on site to assist you in Health Science Hall, Room 307, and in Academic Services in the Paul R. Brown Epic Center on the Cambridge Campus. 

Zanesville Campus Get Your App Together Workshops:
October 4, 2017, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
October 18, 2017, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
December 5, 2017, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
December 20, 2017, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
January 24, 2018, 3 - 4:30 p.m. in Health Science Hall Lobby

Review Sample Test Questions
Check out this study guide. Click here for access to a FREE practice test.

HOAE Testing Dates
You are permitted to take the exam up to two times (but you will be so prepared, one time will be enough).

Zanesville Campus Testing Dates
January 9, 2018, 1 - 4 p.m.
January 11, 2018, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
January 16, 2018, 1 - 4 p.m.
All Zanesville Campus HOAE Tests are held in College Hall Room 175, The Testing Center, Zane State College, 1555 Newark Rd., Zanesville, OH 43701.

Registration and Payment

  • If you have questions, contact Bonny Mitchell in The Testing Center at 740.588.1227 or bmitchell@zanestate.edu.
  • If you are on the Zanesville campus, please go to College Hall and visit the Testing Center to complete a registration form. 
  • If you are on the Cambridge campus, please go to Academic Services Area to complete the registration form.

Registration and payment must be completed three business days prior to scheduled exam date. There is a $25 testing fee. You may pay your fee using cash, check, or credit card at the Business Office in College Hall on the Zanesville Campus, or at the Academic Services desk in the Paul R. Brown Epic Center on the Cambridge Campus. Bring your receipt to present at the Testing Center prior to your exam. You can also pay over the phone using a credit card by calling 740.588.1211. After payment, you will receive an email as proof of payment. Present that email at the Testing Center prior to your exam.

Register early because space is limited. 

*Check with individual program pages to find out if your ACT score replaces this requirement.