Using Information Technology
ETSU's Using Information Technology (UIT) Graduation Requirement
All students must demonstrate proficiency in information technology (basic computer skills) as a condition for graduating from ETSU. Our department recommends that students meet this requirement during their first year or prior to accumulating 30 semester credit hours at ETSU.
ETSU's using information technology (UIT) proficiency requirement can be met in one of three ways:
- by successfully completing CSCI 1100
- by transferring in a course from another accredited institution that has been determined to be equivalent to CSCI 1100
- by passing the UIT Proficiency Exam
UIT Proficiency Exam
The UIT Proficiency Exam is provided as an alternative to taking CSCI 1100. It's intended for students who have already developed the skills that CSCI 1100 covers -- e.g., through job training, previous education, and/or experience. The exam is pass/fail (P/F). Passing the exam provides no credit hours on a student's transcript -- but does fulfill ETSU's UIT proficiency requirement.
There is no charge for the on-ground proficiency exam.
The exam requires a modern Internet browser. It has three sections: a multiple choice section that covers Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 365; a Microsoft Word practicum; and an Excel practicum. To pass, students must score of 70 or above for each of these three sections. Scoring below a 70 in any section will result in a failure of the entire proficiency exam.
Students only have ONE attempt to pass. If a student does not pass, they must complete CSCI 1100 to satisify the information technology graduation requirement.
Students who have taken or are currently taking CSCI 1100 are not eligible to take the proficiency exam.
Students who are enrolled in CSCI 1100 and who have not yet taken CSCI 1100 may take the proficiency exam before classes start.
- If they pass the proficiency exam, this will complete their UIT obligation; they may then drop CSCI 1100.
- Once classes start, students who are enrolled in CSCI 1100 are no longer eligible to take the proficiency exam.
- Sign-up to take the UIT Proficiency Exam
- Obtain free access to Microsoft Office 365
- UIT Proficiency Exam Study Guide