General Information – MHEC

McMinn Higher Education Center Athens, TN  37303

Phone:  423.745.8486

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Cleveland State’s off-campus center in Athens provides students who live and/or work in and around McMinn, Meigs, and Monroe counties with a convenient location to take classes, conduct college business, and access various student services. More specifically, the McMinn Higher Education Center offers the full range of developmental studies courses and most of the general education and core courses required in the College’s certificate and degree programs. Additionally, 14 degree or certificate concentrations can be completed in full on location at MHEC in Athens while 18 other concentrations can nearly be completed in full with only 1-3 classes completed online, in-person at the main campus, or a combination of both.

This site also provides students with the opportunity to discuss certificate and degree requirements, apply for admission, obtain information on financial aid, submit documents related to admissions and financial aid, register for classes, pay tuition and fees, obtain a student ID, access library resources and devices, pick-up or return bookstore materials, utilize quiet study spaces, take exams in the testing center, participate in extracurricular activities and organizations, and seek assistance and sound advice for academic success including tutoring, disability services, counseling, and disability services. See the Services & Support page for more information specific to the MHEC off-site.

CSCC Office Hours at MHEC:

Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (in-person) & 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m (remotely).

*Hours are subject to change during scheduled breaks, holidays, and in between semesters.

Our Staff

Director: Stefanie West

Clerical Coordinator: Jean Moses

Technical Clerk: Kim Howard

Testing/Distance Learning Administrator: Angie St. John

Success Coach: Elizabeth Ann Brown

Campus Police/Security: Officer Harvey Pressley and Scott Montgomery

ABM Custodian: Sheila Bowles

MHEC Staff

Math Lab Hours

MHEC Math Lab Hours:

Location: MHEC #208
Phone: 423-473-2443




Monday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm

Virtual Math Lab Hours:

How to access: In your browser, go to, Select the JOIN A MEETING option.
Enter the meeting ID: 973-435-5326. Select Join.

Virtual Math Lab is not available for Fall 2023



Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED

Cleveland Math Lab Hours:

Location: Admin Building A207 Main
Campus Phone: 423-473-2335




Monday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm

Testing Center

How to Schedule a Test:

Schedule to take your test at least 12 hours in advance
This ensures that a seat is available for you and that we will have the testing materials for your specific exam.

For questions, call 423-4732462 or email

Available Tests:


  • Accuplacer College Placement Exam
    Free practice material is available. It is recommended to set up a free account to take practice tests. NOTE: For Accuplacer math practice, choose Quantitative Reasoning and Statistics.
  • CSCC Course Exams
    Get permission from your instructor prior to scheduling.
  • CSCC Graduation Exit Exam
    This exam (aslo called the ETS Proficiency Profile) is required for all graduating students who have submitted their intent to graduate form. Click for sample questions.
  • CSCC Program Test
    Students recieving an AAS degree who have been notified to take this exam must do so after fall or spring break in the semester in which they are graduating. To schedule the Graduation Exit Exam and Program Test back-to-back, check the available dates and times of both exams to schedule accordingly.
  • Correspondence Exams
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exams
  • TNeCampus Exams

Information to Know in Advance:

  • The CSCC Athens Testing Center is located in Room 169 inside the McMinn Higher Education Center (MHEC) at 2345 Denso Drive in Athens TN.
  • Schedule to take a test at least 12 hours in advance at
  • You must present your picture ID to the test proctor after arriving. A test will not be administered without identification.
  • No cell phones, smartwatches, or other personal items (e.g., backpack, purse, etc) are allowed while testing. Any such itemsbrought to the Testing Center must be locked in a small locker in the check-in room. Only instructor-approved items (e.g., calculator, notes, etc) are permitted while testing.
  • Scratch paper and calculators (if permitted for a test) are provided by the Testing Center. Please do not bring these items. Students who use scratch paper must return it to the proctor after completing a test.
  • Do not bring food or drinks to the Testing Center.
  • No children are allowed in the Testing Center.
  • To ensure academic integrity, testing security measures include random walk-throughs, computer monitoring software, and cameras.
  •  A test must be completed in one sitting. Students are not allowed to leave and return to finish the same test.
  • If a student is caught cheating on a test, he/she will be reported to the instructor for disciplinary action.
  • Students must contact their instructor concerning grades.

Testing Center hours are subject to change during holidays, semester breaks, and final exams.

Testing Center Hours:

Jan. 16 – May. 2
Phone: 423-473-2462




Monday 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

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McMinn Higher Education Center
Cleveland State Community College
2345 Denso Drive, Suite 132
Athens, TN 37303
(423) 745-8486