Computer Technology Competency

The computer technology entry expectations are intended to guarantee that all incoming students will have adequate skills and knowledge in the use of computers and associated computer technology to begin their study. It entails the hardware and software used in performing common computing tasks. Below are the standards that identify essential skills for students’ appropriate and responsible use of existing and emerging technology tools for communication, productivity, management, research, problem solving and decision-making. Incoming students should take an online assessment of their knowledge of and competency in the computer skill areas listed below. Students meeting these entrance expectations will be better prepared to perform various computing tasks essential for a successful experience in their program. These skills will be developed through workshops and self-paced learning modules provided by BTIU

Computer Technology Competency Expectations

Students should demonstrate a basic understanding of and competency in computer technology in the following areas:

1. Computer Operation Basics
2. Word Processing
3. Presentation Software
4. Spreadsheets
5. Databases
6. Graphics and Multimedia
7. Internet – Web Basics
8. Electronic Communications

Each major will establish expectations or the computer technology competencies of its students and will build the   development of these into the major curriculum.