Credit-by-Examination

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Atlantic Cape students may receive credit for prior learning by passing a written examination administered through the appropriate division or testing office. For more information about Credit-by-Examination testing policies, click here.

  • Keyboarding
  • Word Processing
  • Document Production I
  • Introduction to Computers

Keyboarding:

Development of basic keyboarding skills by the touch method for the input of data. Taught on IBM personal computers. Not open for OSTM majors. Students who pass this test will receive credit for the Keyboarding course (OSTM101).

Document Production I:

Development of keyboarding skills by the touch method using IBM personal computers. Business applications include letters, tabulations, rough drafts and business forms. Development of ability to type at a minimum rate of 25 words a minute within four errors. Students who pass this test will receive credit for the course Document Production I (OSTM110).

Word Processing:

The Word Processing test will cover the study of word-processing concepts, terminology, procedures and completion of projects and practical applications. Program includes basic editing functions, find and replace, reading a file into another file, moving blocks and mail merge. Familiarity with Windows XP necessary. Students who pass this test will receive credit for the course, Word Processing I - (OSTM135).

Introduction To Computers:

The Introduction to Computers test will include the basic components of a microcomputer, terminology of computing and fundamentals of integrated software using a word processor, spreadsheet and database program. Other topics will include computers in society, business and government as well as jobs and careers in computing. The student will have 4 hours to complete the test. One hour for the multiple-choice sections and 3 hours for the lab project. Each section counts as 50% of the grade. Students who pass this test will receive 3 credits for the course, Introduction to Computers (CISM125).