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PrepSTEPĀ® is packed with online tutorials, test practice, e-books and articles to help students achieve academic success and workplace readiness. It has skill building in English, math and science, career licensing test prep, workplace skill building.

About PrepStep for Community College

The PrepSTEP for Community Colleges database is provided through the generous contribution of funds from the Carl D. Perkins grant award program. PrepSTEP® is packed with online tutorials, test practice, e-books, and articles to help students achieve academic success and workplace readiness.

PrepSTEP has skill-building resources in English, math, and science, career licensing test prep, workplace skill building, basic computer skills tutorials, college success skills development, Spanish language resources, and much more organized in "Centers". Click the links below to visit and browse each Center for learning resources. Users can type in the search box at the top right of the landing page to search for tutorials, videos, ebooks, flashcards, and practice assessments by name (i.e. College Algebra or NCLEX).  

View and keep track of your progress while working in a tutorial or a practice test by clicking on the "Logged In" dropdown box to find "My Centers". 




Core Skill Centers


Core Math and Science Skills Center

Need a little help in math or science? If you need help in your developmental math, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus and calculus, then this center’s the place to start. It also includes biology and chemistry practice, e-books, and more. Get started here.

Core English Skills Center

Strengthen your reading, writing, and grammar skills, build your vocabulary and improve your spelling skills using the interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, and articles in this center to improve your core English knowledge. Click here to start. 

College Skills Center

Build the foundational skills that are vital for success in college and in life. This center covers topics such as time management, multitasking, classroom success skills, research skills, getting academic support, and personal success skills.  Start here.

Basic Computing Skills Center

Do you need to learn the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook? These video tutorials are a quick and easy way to build the proficiencies you need.  Click here to watch. 

eBooks and Articles in PrepSTEP

Faculty Resources

View this quick demo on how to add PrepSTEP resources to your Canvas courses. *Note that the EBSCO LearningExpress PrepSTEP LTI Tool must be installed by your System Administrator first before instructors can assign PrepSTEP resources to their Canvas courses. Click the link to the EBSCO LearningExpress PrepSTEP LTI Tool guide below for step-by-step instructions for installation in Canvas. 

Test Preparation Centers


ACT and SAT Test Preparation Center

Students advancing to four-year degrees will be well-prepared for the college admissions tests using the resources in this center, which include practice tests that simulate the official exams, tutorials, eBooks, and flashcards. Click here to start. 

Placement Test Preparation Center

Taking the time to prepare for college placement tests is the smart way to improve your scores and reduce the likelihood of being assigned to developmental courses. Start here

Career Preparation Center

Are you preparing for a professional licensing exam? Are you preparing for the U.S. Citizenship examination? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to build your workplace skills? The resources in the Career Preparation center will help you shine in the workplace. Click here to search for resources.

Resources for Spanish Speakers (English Translation)
This center provides students with resources in Spanish to improve their basic skills, earn a GED® credential, or become a U.S. citizen.  Click here

Recursos para Hispanohablantes
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense. Haga clic aquí.


High School Equivalency Center
Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test or HiSET® or TASC exams, our practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks will help you reach your goal.  Click here to get started. 

Preparing for Graduate School


Click here to access practice entrance examinations for admission to graduate and professional degree programs and scholarship opportunities. 

Helpful Videos


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