CATALOG: 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. RCC 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 from programs with an 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, online catalogs, virtual libraries, the Internet and World Wide Web.
  • 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 Systems and Computer Applications. For more information about CLEP, access the College Board website. Questions may be directed to the RCC Admissions and Records Office.

Physical Education Requirements
Only health, physical education, or recreation courses that promote physical and emotional well-being may be used to satisfy the physical education requirement in a curriculum. The college grants 2 credits of physical education/health credits for basic military training to satisfy the physical education/health requirement of a veteran’s major.

Multiple Degrees or Certificates
In awarding students more than one degree or certificate, the college may grant credit for all previously completed applicable courses which are requirements of the additional degree or certificate. However, the awards must differ from one another by at least 25% of the coursework and credits.


Last modified on 08-28-2019