The efficient use of a computer and its attending software is a skill set that is essential to a person's ability to communicate and function in a technology based world. Computer literacy is an institutional requirement that should be completed in the student’s first year at Dixie State University. DSU students have a credit and non-credit option to learn and/or show that they have this necessary skill set.
Students will complete coursework in four areas of instruction: computer concepts/operating systems/email, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. For this option, register for CIS 1200 and go to Canvas on the first day of the semester for a complete orientation and schedule. Students choosing this option can test out of any area of the course at the beginning of the semester.
Students who feel that they are literate in ALL of the above four areas, may schedule and take one challenge test (Option 1
). A score of 80% or above on the test will certify the student's basic computer literacy skills. The CIS 1200 course will be waived and CIS 1201 with a Pass will be posted on transcript. This is not a recommended option for business students. If you are interested in exploring this option, contact Linda Rogers at email@example.com or Ember Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: View the Flow Chart for Computer Literacy Options
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