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IVCC offers specific proficiency exams that allow students to utilize work experience or education to exempt them for taking certain courses. Proficiency exams are administered to determine if the student can meet all the course outcomes currently being taught in equivalent courses.
- Students interested in the option of proficiency exams will need to first meet with an IVCC counselor or contact the Workforce Development Division office (C-317) regarding proficiency exam information.
- Obtain the Proficiency Exam Request Form from the Workforce Development division office and complete in its entirety. The dean must approve your attempt of the proficiency exam.
- Take the completed form to the Cashier (C-201) and pay the $15 non-refundable fee.
- Schedule an appointment in the Assessment Center for your proficiency exam. Please indicate which proficiency exam you are wanting. Appointments will be made with a minimum notice of one week. All computer based proficiency exams are given in the Assessment Center (E-215).
- Bring form and photo ID to the Assessment Center for your scheduled appointment. Both are required in order to test.
If a student passes the exam, they must pay for the tuition in order to receive the credit on their transcript. All grades are recorded as Pass only. Please expect scoring of your proficiency exam to take 2 to 3 weeks. Your results will be mailed to your IVCC K-number e-mail address, which will need to be provided on the Proficiency Exam Request Form.
Test results are valid for one year after date taken. Proficiency exams may not be repeated if a student does not pass on their first attempt. The course must be taken if the student has not passed the proficiency exam.
New proficiency exams and course outlines are in development and are expected early Fall 2019
Courses proficiency exams have been offered for:
- CSP 1230 -Computer Keyboarding Applications (2 credit hours)
- CSP 1203- Microsoft Office Professional (3 credit hours)
- CSO 1202-Microsoft Windows (2 credit hours)
- CSN 1200-Internet and WWW (3 credit hours)
- CSP 1210-Basic Computer Skills for the Workplace (1 credit hour)