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Computer Proficiency Exam

All business and pre-business majors shall demonstrate computer literacy and competency prior to taking junior and senior level courses. Requires one of the following:

  1. Passing score (70%) on the Computer Proficiency Examination (CPE), or
  2. With Credit (Cr) or "C" or better grade in a transfer equivalent course, or
  3. Complete IS 233. Introduction to Computer Systems and Applications

CPE is a hands-on computer exam consisting of four Microsoft Office modules: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. The exam is graded as Pass/Fail. To receive a passing grade, 70% of your answers must be correct in EACH of the modules.

** FMD and FCS Students are only responsible for Word, Excel and PowerPoint modules.

CPE is one way to satisfy your Computer Proficiency Requirement... find out more ways to complete this requirement.

Important Announcement

Dear Students - Please be advised that, effective immediately, the CPE fee is $40 per exam. Feel free to email HM Chung if you have any questions. Thank you.

Upcoming Exam Dates

2015 Exam Dates for Computer Proficiency Exam
Date Time Seats Available Exam Location

Note: Complete the CPE Registration on line by clicking on a date above. Bring payment in the amount of $40.00 to the Cashier's office and tell them it is for the "CPE EXAM".  Please keep your receipt for admittance to the exam. Bring the receipt with you on the day of the CPE exam or you will not be permitted to take the test. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in and get set-up.

Upcoming CPE registration dates will be posted soon.