College of Arts and Sciences


Computer Information Systems (CIS)
Microcomputer Applications Proficiency Test
  • A microcomputer applications proficiency test allows students to test out of CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Computing (3 cr.). The test consists of online and written modules that measure the student's ability to perform various tasks upon actual computer files. Achieving a total minimum grade of 70 percent would allow a student to test out of CSCI-A 106. However, in order to receive credit hours for the course, a student must satisfactorily complete either CSCI-A 285 or CSCI-A 213 with a C (2.0) or higher. Such a student will be eligible for 3 credit hours of special credit with a grade of S. It is the responsibility of the student to request that CIS forward this information to his or her division.
  • Each module will be graded separately. Achieving a minimum grade of 70 percent for a module would allow a student to test out of that particular module. CIS provides a method for students to receive instruction only in the areas where placement scores indicate that they are deficient by teaching three 1 credit hour courses taught concurrently with CSCI-A 106: CSCI-A 103 (word processing), CSCI-A 104 (spreadsheets), and CSCI-A 105 (relational database).

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