RVCC students require common computer/technology skills to access, process, and present information. For many programs, students must demonstrate competency or acquire these skills in class.
- Pass the Competency exam (score 70% or higher) – no credit given
- Complete a Gen Ed computer course for credit
- Pass a Departmental exam for credit
May this exam serve as a course prerequisite or replace a required course?
No. This exam only fulfills the technological competency requirement for many programs. Course credit is not given for passing this exam.
Who may take the test?
AA/AS degree students and Nursing students. See the Catalog for programs accepting the exam for competency. (Competency testing is not available for students in programs that require CISY-102, 103, 105, or 122.)
RVCC uses an internet-based exam to test competency – CSPlacement. This test covers:
- Basic Concepts of IT
- Information & Communication
- File Management
- Word 2010
- Excel 2010
- Access 2010
- Powerpoint 2010
If the competency test is taken, when should it be taken?
Nursing students should take the exam prior to enrolling in the RN or PNAD program. Most students in a program with the exam option will take the exam prior to the start of the program. Students should review the Catalog for information specific to their majors.
What does the test cost?
There is a $45 fee to take the test. You may retest once at a cost of $10 after two days.
Where can I get more information on this and other program requirements?
Complete information is available in the catalog.
Computer Literacy Technological Competency Test: Windows 7 / Office 2010
The exam consists of 70 questions to be answered within 70 minutes. Please be familiar with the concepts below in order to earn the 70% required to pass the test. The questions are both hands on and multiple choice.
Information and Communication: