CTA 206 Competency Exam

Students who are interested, may sit for the CTA 206 Competency Exam. A passing grade on this exam can replace the course CTA 206 Computer Applications. If the student scores 70% or higher on the CTA 206 Competency Exam, the student should meet with an academic advisor to determine which of the options below is best for the student.

  • Option 1 – Waive CTA 206

    The student would need to pick up another 3 credits in their program. If the student chooses to waive CTA 206, the academic advisor will make a note of this in Comment Central in Banner.

  • Option 2 – Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

    The score may serve as a PLA for CTA 206. If the student chooses to pursue the PLA, the student will work with the Registrar’s Office or Site Associate to register for the PLA. The student must pay the PLA fee, which is lower than usual tuition, but will not have to do the portfolio.

The Individual Score Report (ISR) will serve as the Academic Approval Form for either PLA or CTA 206 course waiver. The student will receive a print out of their ISR from the proctor upon completion of the CTA 206 Competency Exam. The student must take their ISR to their academic advisor to determine which option is best. If the student is registering for a PLA, they must present the ISR to the Registrar’s Office or Site Associate. The student will be notified when the Registrar’s Office has created the PLA, after which time the student may register for the course.

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