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Personal Computer Proficiency Test (PCPT)

Starting July 1, 2014 the Microcomputer Proficiency Test (MPT) will be known as the Personal Computer Proficiency Test (PCPT)

The College of Business Administration requires that every person receiving an undergraduate degree in business administration demonstrates proficiency in the use of personal computers competently in four distinct software areas: (1) word processing, (2) presentations, (3) spreadsheets, (4) database. One means of meeting this requirement is through passing the Personal Computer Proficiency Test (PCPT) adminstered at the University's Test Center. The alternative is to enroll into CIS 101 Introduction to Personal Computing (4 units credit, pass/fail only). Sometimes a similar course taken at a community college may be considered for articulation, however only those present strong evidence (syllabus, textbook, exams, learning software, etc.) and approved by the CIS department.

  • The PCPT consists of four separate sections in Office 2013 (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint).
  • A passing score on the PCPT exempts students from taking CIS 101 or CE 210/L.
  • A score of 70% or higher on each module is required to pass the test. Module scores cannot be averaged. The result of each module is available as soon as the test is completed. Your official scores and Personal Computing Proficiency credit standing will be mailed to your home one week after the test session.
  • The PCPT is administered Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on a first come first serve basis in the Test Center, CLA Building (98-P2-004). During the Summer Quarter, the PCPT is administered Monday - Thursday.
  • A $10 fee is charged for the test.
  • To take the test, you must arrive at least 30 minutes early.
  • Special circumstance may require the closing of the room on an as need basis. Please call one business day in advance to confirm the test will be offered.

In order to register for the test, you will first need to pay. Instructions are available below:

Instructions on How to Register and Pay for the PCPT.

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For further questions regarding taking the PCPT test, please contact the Test Center at (909) 869-3353.

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