The Liberal Arts Core is the part of a Seton Hill University degree that all students, regardless of their major, have in common. It is based on a broad intellectual experience, which is the starting point for a distinctive and lifelong education.

As part of the Liberal Arts Core requirement, all Seton Hill University students must exhibit proof of computer literacy. Students may demonstrate proof of computer literacy through coursework or by completing a Computer Literacy Assessment exam. The student should note that while passing this exam does not result in the posting of credit to the student’s transcript, it does demonstrate proof of computer literacy and provides an exemption from the computer literacy requirement outlined in the Liberal Arts Core.

The Computer Literacy Assessment is a three-part exam and is completed online in a monitored environment. The cost for the exam is a flat fee of $100 and includes all three parts. The exam reviews standard skills in the following Microsoft 2003 and XP software applications: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows, and Internet Explorer. The exam is performance-based and requires you to perform complete software tasks in a perfect interactive simulation of the actual software. Once you have attempted the required task, the exam continues to the next question.

Any student interested in taking the Computer Literacy Assessment must contact Marlane Busch in Maura 329; or call (724) 552-1727 (or ext. 1727); or email to register for the exam. Payment for the exam is before the exam. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mondays Fridays.

The following test dates and times have been established for Fall 2006:

Friday, September 22, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 4, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Thursday, October 12, 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
Wednesday, November 15, 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
Friday, December 1, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday, December 6, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

NOTE: All tests will be given in Lynch 150. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before the test is scheduled to begin.