Link to Kirkwood Community College

Prospective Humane Officer Training students take the HOBET placement exam and COMPASS exam, which is Kirkwood's reading, writing and math placement test. There are minimum HOBET score requirements for admission to the program: Composite: 60%; Reading: 70%; Mathematics: 50%; Science: 50%; and English and Language Usage: 70%. For more information about the HOBET exam, visit
The HOBET and COMPASS exams may be taken at the Cedar Rapids campus test center in 2055 Cedar Hall. There is a $35 fee for the HOBET exam payable at the test center. The COMPASS is free.
Please contact the Ag Science department for more information about current entrance requirements. The application opens mid-August each year and remains open until 25 students have been accepted. A conference with the program coordinator is also required for admission.