Computer Literacy

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. INFS 1010 is not required for your degree, by taking 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 Applications

INFS 1010 Computer 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)

For information about scheduling an appointment to take the Computer Competency Exam (CCE), go to

Areas Tested On The Exam

The Computer Competency Exam covers five essential areas of computer skills in which students need to be able to demonstrate competency:

  • MS-Word
  • MS-PowerPoint
  • MS-Excel
  • Basic Computer Concepts and The Internet

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 review the self-assessment online.