All TCC students who plan to graduate in a program in excess of 45 semester credits are required to demonstrate basic computer competency with:
- word processing
- Internet/e-mail software
to ensure that they are prepared for the technologies in use in the workplace and at four-year colleges and universities.
Print pdf document with all computer competency requirements through Spring 2014 Graduation.
Two ways to meet requirements:
- Passing designated computer-related course(s)
- Passing a computer competency tests, available in each campus Testing Center (NOTE: Some programs require a course, such as ITE 115, that also satisfies the college's computer competencies. In these circumstances, passing the computer competency test(s) does not take the place of the required coursework. Consult a counselor/advisor for more information.)
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) endorses the principle of computer competency for all students intent on completing a curriculum in excess of 45 semester credits. You must demonstrate the following competencies defined by the VCCS:
- working knowledge of computing concepts, components, and operations to accomplish educational and career tasks;
- use of the appropriate components of an integrated productivity software package involving word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and/or communication applications;
- ability to access, retrieve, and apply networked information resources, e.g., on-line catalog, virtual libraries, the Internet and world wide web; and
- use of telecommunication software, e.g., electronic mail, listservs, bulletin boards, and/or news groups, to communicate with faculty, students, and information providers.