Computer Literacy Requirement for AA/AS/AAS Degrees



As of Fall, 2007, KCTCS requires that all associate degrees and diplomas include a Computer Literacy component as part of the General Education requirements for each credential. KCTCS has adopted current IC³ objectives to define computer literacy. Any course satisfying the Computer Literacy requirement must contain the IC³ objectives as outlined at


Computer Literacy may be demonstrated by:


        a)  Scoring a passing grade on all three sections of the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³) exam*,

        b)  Providing documentation of IC³ certification (taken within the previous five years),

        c)  Transferring credit from another institution, or

        d)  Receiving credit for one of the following approved KCTCS computer literacy courses: 


               CIS 100      Introduction to Computers*

               CIT 105     Introduction to Computing**

               IMD 100   Digital Information and Communication Technologies

               IT 100        Computer Literacy (valid only for diplomas)

               OST 105   Introduction to Information Systems


Vouchers for the IC³ exam are available in the BCTC Bookstore at the Cooper and Leestown campuses at a cost of approximately $90.


BCTC operates an Assessment and Testing Center on its Leestown campus. The Center is open to students, faculty, and staff as well as the community. For more information go to To schedule an IC³  exam call:


Workforce Assessment & Testing: 859-246-6669 (or)

Sandra Muncy, Assessment/Testing Assistant: 859-246-6613


*Students may receive three credit hours for CIS 100 by successful completion of all three parts of the IC³ exam and either the Certiport IC³ Database Exam, a one-credit-hour database course or the MOS Access exam.


**A Special Exam for Credit (SEC) for CIT 105 is given at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters for students who believe they already have the competencies and skills to test out of this class. The cost of the SEC is approximately $70. For more information and to register for special exams, go to