Departmental Exams

Testing Out of a Class

It is possible to "test out" of CPT-103 Microcomputer Applications, CPT-106 Introduction to Microsoft Operating Systems, and CPT-115 Introduction to Data Processing. The fee for each departmental test-out exam is equal to one credit hour of current in-district tuition. A student may receive credit for the class(es) or waive a pre-requisite. Consult an academic counselor to determine whether your program of study requires you to take the test or class for credit, and for further information.

Important to know about these tests:

  • You may only take these exams once.
  • The tests are available during normal Assessment Center hours. Not available on Saturdays. Allow at least two hours to complete before closing.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to determine if credit by exam will be accepted at his or her transfer institution.
  • Your SCC student I.D. is required to take a departmental exam.
  • Study guides can be viewed in the Student Development, ADM 1204.
  • Please stop by Enrollment Services, ADM 1113, to pick up a Departmental Exam Application.
CPT-103 Microcomputer Applications. This exam will cover Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint using Microsoft Office 2010. You will retrieve and save all of your work to a flash drive that will be provided for you. Your exam will be sent to the computer department faculty for grading and processing. You will receive your results by mail or may pick them up if you choose to do so.    Walk in. Allow at least 2 hours before AC closes.
CPT-106 Introduction to Microsoft Operating Systems. This is a 146-item exam consisting of multiple choice and true/false questions covering Microsoft operating systems. The exam will be administered on Canvas. Please ensure that you have activated your Canvas account and know your login information before coming to take the exam. You will know your score when you are finished. Your exam will be sent to the Computer Science Department faculty for processing of credit. Requires 24 hours to upload into Canvas.
CPT-115 Introduction to Data Processing This is a 100-item true/false and multiple-choice exam taken on Canvas. Please ensure that you have activated your Canvas account and know your login information before coming to take the exam. You will know your score when you are finished. Your exam will be sent to the Computer Science Department faculty for processing of credit. Requires 24 hours to upload into Canvas.