If you want to earn credit for the Basic Computer and Information Literacy requirement through testing, you should contact an advisor for a referral to take the Basic Computer and Information Literacy Exam CGS 1070. The exam is offered during walk-in hours at test centers on the following campuses: Allstate, Clearwater, Downtown, Midtown, Seminole, St. Petersburg/Gibbs, and Tarpon Springs. There is a $17 online exam fee and a $10 proctoring fee to take the test.
You have up to two hours to complete the exam. If you earn a minimum passing score of 210, you will receive credit for the one-credit Basic Computer and Information Literacy course. You have two attempts to take the exam but must wait three days between attempts. There are review resources at the bottom of this page.
You cannot take this exam if you are currently enrolled in or have previously attempted the course CTS 1101, CGS 1060 or CGS 1070 at SPC. You may take the Basic Computer and Information Literacy Exam if CGS 1100 has been attempted but the Basic Computer and Information Literacy Exam cannot be used as a substitute for CGS 1100. The Basic Computer and Information Literacy Exam does not count as class credit. A “P” is posted for a passing score of 210 or better. Please contact Audra Liswith or call 727-341-3032 if you have any questions about the CGS 1070 opt out exam.
A computer course completed at another institution maybe considered as an equivalent to SPC’s CGS 1070 or CGS 1100. SPC's College of Computer and Information Technology can evaluate prior
computer course(s) with the course(s) description/syllabus from the catalog year in which a student took a course(s) for possible computer course credit. You can submit an Alternative Course Satisfaction Survey or contact Terri Dobson, or call 727-791-5940, if you have already completed CGS 1100 and need to take CGS 1070 specifically for your degree.
CGS 1070 Opt Out Exam Practice Resource - listing of the skills needed to pass the exam.