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Computer Competency

The testing criteria and guidelines for Computer Competency are as follows:

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Why does Miami Dade College (MDC) require demonstration of computer competency?

  • Graduates of Miami Dade College should possess the fundamental knowledge and basic ability to use information technology resources in everyday life and in future careers. Consequently, general education requirements for the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees include demonstration of computer competency. Students demonstrate this competency by passing the MDC computer competency test, currently known as CSP (Computer Skills Placement) examination or by enrolling in and successfully completing an equivalent course. No credit is awarded for successful completion.

Who must demonstrate computer competency?

  • Beginning with the Fall Term 2003, degree-seeking students and students seeking a college credit certificate in School of Business programs with 12 or more credits must demonstrate computer competency.

By when must computer competency be demonstrated?

  • By the 16th earned college-level credit (Excluding ESL, ENS, EAP, and college preparatory courses), a student must have attempted CGS 1060, an equivalent college credit course, CTS 0050 (formerly CGV 0010), or the CSP.

  • By the 31st earned college-level credit (Excluding ESL, ENS, EAP, and college preparatory courses), a student must have demonstrated computer competency by passing CGS 1060, an equivalent college credit course, CTS 0050 (formerly CGV 0010), or the CSP.

What is the passing score on the MDC computer competency test?

  • A total score of 60% or higher on the CSP on or after December 3, 2007.

  • A total score of 70% or higher on the previously approved computer competency tests (CCT or CSP) prior to December 3, 2007.




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