IC3 Testing

  1. To inquire about testing out of the computer literacy requirement , see Student Records to determine the requirements for the degree you are seeking.
  2. If Student Records determines you need credit for CIT105, contact the TLC at 270-686-4535.

  3. If Student Records determines you need only to prove computer literacy, then you can purchase the IC3 Fast Track voucher for $20 at the OCTC Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
  4. Please call the TLC (270-686-4535) to schedule your appointment. Bring a picture ID and your voucher number(s) on the day of the exam.

  5. After the exam, you will take your test scores to Student Records for appropriate transcript update.

IC3 Competencies

I. Computing Fundamentals

A. Computer Hardware

1. Identify types of computers, how they process information, and how individual computers interact

with other computing systems and devices

2. Identify the function of computer hardware components

3. Identify the factors that go into an individual or organizational decision about how to purchase

computer equipment

4. Identify how to maintain computer equipment and to solve common problems relating to computer


B. Computer Software

1. Identify how software and hardware work together to perform computing tasks and how software

is developed and upgraded

2. Identify different types of software, general concepts relating to software categories, and the tasks

to which each type of software is most suited or not suited

C. Using an Operating System

1. Identify what an operating system is, how it works, and how to solve common problems related to

operating systems.

2. Manipulate and control the Windows desktop, files, and disks

3. Identify how to change system settings, install, and remove software

II. Key Applications

A. Common Program Functions

1. Start and exit a Windows application and utilize sources of online help

2. Identify common on-screen elements of Windows applications, change application settings, and

manage files within an application

3. Perform common editing and formatting functions

4. Perform common printing functions

B. Word Processing Functions

1. Format text and documents, including the ability to use automatic formatting tools

2. Insert, edit, and format tables in a document

C. Spreadsheet Functions

1. Modify worksheet data and structure and format data in a worksheet

2. Sort data, manipulate data using formulas and functions, and add and modify charts in a worksheet

D. Presentation Software

1. Create and format simple presentations

2. Produce printed materials from presentations

E. Databases

1. Create, maintain, and print reports from simple relational databases

2. Creating and modifying forms and reports

3. Querying the database using and, or, not, etc.

III. Living Online

A. Networks and the Internet

1. Identify network fundamentals, the benefits, and risks of network computing

2. Identify the relationship between computer networks, other communications networks (like the

telephone network), and the Internet

B. Electronic Mail

1. Identify how electronic mail works

2. Identify how to use an electronic mail application

3. Identify the appropriate use of e-mail and e-mail related netiquette

C. Using the Internet

1. Identify different types of information sources on the Internet

2. Use a web browsing application

3. Be able to search the Internet for information

D. The Impact of Computing and the Internet on Society

1. Identify how computers are used in different areas of work, school, and home

2. Identify the risks of using computer hardware and software

3. Identify how to use computers and the Internet safely, legally, and responsibly