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Computer Competency Requirements

Rappahannock Community College supports the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) belief that all students should experience a teaching-learning environment that promotes computer and information literacy in accessing electronic resources and applying knowledge through technology. The College endorses the principle of computer competence for all students intent on completing a curriculum in excess of 45 semester credits.

Rappahannock Community College ensures that students graduating in program 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 catalogs, 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 by passing ITE 115 or ITE 119. Credit may be awarded via CLEP exam for Information System and Computer Applications. For more information about CLEP access the College Board website at http://clep.collegeboard.org/exam  Questions may be directed to the RCC Admissions and Records Office.

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