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Academic Information - Computer Competency Requirements

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Germanna Community College supports the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) belief that all students should experience a teaching-learning environment that espouses computer and information literacy in accessing electronic resources and applying knowledge through technology. The College endorses the principle of computer competency for all students’ intent on completing a curriculum in excess of 45 semester credits. Germanna Community College ensures that students graduating in programs in excess of 45 semester credits will be able to:

  • demonstrate a working knowledge of computing concepts, components, and operations to accomplish educational and career tasks;
  • use appropriate components of an integrated productivity software package involving word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and/or communication applications;
  • access, retrieve, assess, and apply networked information resources (for example, on-line catalog, virtual libraries, the Internet and World Wide Web); and
  • use telecommunication software (for example, electronic mail, listservs, bulletin boards, and/or newsgroups) to communicate with faculty students, and information providers.

Students may satisfy the computer competency requirement at Germanna Community College by passing ITE 115 or an equivalent competency test. The computer competency exam can only be taken once. No credit will be awarded. Student must score 70% on each area of the exam. For more information about the competency exam, please contact the Academic Computing Center. There may be a fee to take the computer competency test.