Demonstrated Computer Competency Is A Graduation Requirement!

All degree-seeking students must demonstrate a required level of computer competency before they graduate, and it is strongly suggested that such proficiency be demonstrated within the first 15 credit hours of coursework. This can be done in 2 ways:

  1. By taking and passing the course INFS 1010 - Computer Applications.
  2. If INFS 1010 is not required for your degree, by taking and passing the Computer Competency Exam (CCE).

Volunteer State Community College requires that all degree-seeking students are computer literate. A certain level of computer competency is necessary for success both at Volunteer State and beyond.

INFS 1010 - Computer Technology And Applications

INFS 1010 Microcomputer Technology and Applications (3) An introduction to microcomputers and application software. Students will gain familiarity with microcomputer hardware, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and the Internet. The course provides extensive hands-on experience and satisfies the Volunteer State computer competency requirement.

Computer Competency Exam (CCE)

Self Assessment

Students who are interested in the CCE should first perform an initial self-assessment to see whether or not they are good candidates for the CCE.This self-assessment lists all the skills that are required for the exam as well as information about taking the practice exam. After this self-assessment, the student will be able to make an informed decision of whether to take the CCE or take the course, INFS 1010. You are strongly encouraged to click here review the self-assessment online.

The self-assessment sample exam can be taken online, but the Computer Competency Exam will be given in the Testing Center. Point your browser to to take the Sample Test. Use as the username and ccestudent1 as the password. (If you get an error message, use as the username and ccestudent2 as the password.) After this self-assessment, any student who believes that they already possess the necessary level of computer competency may opt to take the Computer Competency Exam by contacting the Testing Center at (615) 230 - 3484 or come by the Wood Campus Center, Room 217, at Volunteer State Community College. We encourage you to print out or reference this step by step guide: How to take the Computer Competency Exam.