Computer literacy at CSI is defined as a demonstrated ability to use technology to access, manipulate, evaluate, use and present information.
Any students graduating with an Associate Degree (AA, AAS, AE, and AS) must demonstrate computer competency before they graduate, and it is strongly suggested that such proficiency be demonstrated within the first 15 credits hours of coursework.
Ways to meet the Computer Literacy Graduation Requirement
- Pass the Computer Skills Assessment exam in any CSI testing center with a score of 70% or better.
- The first attempt is covered by student fees. At the time of testing a login will be created for you. That login is active for one month and you may retest during that month without cost. There is a 24 hour waiting period for each retake. After the login has expired you may purchase another at the bookstore.
- The exam assesses student competency with Windows file management, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Presentation software. A complete list of competencies can be found at
- The exam is separated into sections. It is possible to meet the requirement by taking an equivalent class for any section not passed. Those classes are
- CISA 141 Introduction to Word Processing (1 credit)
- CISA 115 Introduction to Excel (1 credit)
- CISA 135 Introduction to Presentation Software (1 credit)
- CISA 130 Introduction to Windows (1 credit)
- Pass either of the following courses with a grade of C or better
- BUSA 215 Introduction to Information Science
- CISA 101 Computer Literacy Skill Development
Students who are required by their major to pass either EDUC 215 or VETT 103 have also met this requirement.