What is Computer Competency?
Computer competency is defined as the demonstrated ability to use information technology. It includes the ability to use computer applications in education and in the workplace as well as the ability to use the Internet and other information technology resources safely.
Who should take the test?
- Pass BCIS 1305.
- Achieve a score of 70 or higher on the KC Computer Competency Test. The test consists of both computer concepts and application usage. Testing is by appointment only and the testing fee of $35 must be paid prior to scheduling a testing appointment.
Special Notice: The computer competency requirement must be completed no later than the completion of 30 semester credit hours.
Should I take the test or enroll in BCIS 1305?
- If you are unsure about whether you should enroll in BCIS 1305 or prepare to take the KC Computer Competency Test, take the Self Assessment below on this page.
- If you plan to take the KC Computer Competency Test but would like to review basic computer concepts and/or practice certain skills first, enroll in our free KC Computer Competency Course on Blackboard.
What kind of test is it?
The KC Computer Competency Test consists of both multiple choice questions to answer as well as computer tasks to complete. The multiple choice questions assess basic concepts related to computer hardware, software, and the Internet. The selected computer tasks determine whether or not the student can carry out essential computer skills related to using Microsoft Windows, web browsers, word processing software, spreadsheet software, and presentation graphics software.
Watch this video to learn how you will interact with the testing software.