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Computer Literacy Exam

The KCTCS Computer Literacy Exam is available for interested, qualified students. KCTCS uses Certiport's IC3 exam to determine your computer literacy, which is one of the requirements necessary for a KCTCS diploma or degree.

The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC ) provides students and job-seekers with the foundation of knowledge they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. The Global Standard 3 is an internationally recognized standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills needed in today's academic and business environments.

In an increasingly digital world, where virtually every field and function is impacted by computers, IC certification can help you refine your aptitude in the most important and valuable areas.

Internet and Computing Core CertificationThe IC3 exam consists of three tests in one package.

  • Living Online covers skills for working in an Internet or networked environment.
  • Key Applications covers popular word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications and the common features of all applications.
  • Computing Fundamentals covers a foundational understanding of computing.

Vouchers for the exam can be purchased at the campus bookstore (Barnes and Nobles). The cost of the vouchers for the full exam (for 3 credits) is $107.80 while the cost for the Fast Track exam (digital literacy certification but no credit) is $20.60. The entire exam takes approximately 3 hours to complete. The test will be given in the Sullivan Technology Center (STC), room 218. PLEASE NOTE: IC3 exam code should be purchased at least 48 hours prior to scheduled exam to allow time for testing code to be emailed to purchaser.

To receive more information about the IC3 exam and to schedule an appointment, please contact the Start Center at 270 831-9759

For additional information contact:

Dr. Michelle Chappell, Computer & Information Technologies Program Coordinator, 270-831-9817

Details and competencies of the Computer Literacy Exam can be found at: