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An assessment of computer literacy

Students will be charged a credit-by-exam fee and will also need to purchase a password in the College Bookstore to gain access to the computerized test.

COSC 1301 credit-by-exam - What is it? When can I take it?
  • A computer literacy exam prepared, executed and graded by El Centro College
  • Some students take the course and the credit is applied towards a computer science major or minor.
  • Some students elect to “test out” by taking COSC 1301 credit-by-exam.
  • Students must be enrolled in one of the colleges of the DCCCD to receive credit-by-exam.
  • Students may not receive credit-by-exam in courses for which they are currently enrolled.
  • Students who pass the exam will be granted "CR" for credit rather than a letter grade.
  • Exam may be taken once and it will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis.
  • 2-part test which must be passed with a minimum of 70% on each part
    • computerized skills assessment for lab component topics (2 hours)
    • computerized objective assessment for lecture component topics (1 hour)
  • Friday only appointments
  • Administered on one computer test station in A-060
  • Phone appointments are acceptable.
  • Proper signatures on the application are required prior to test administration.
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