All pre-business majors must demonstrate computer proficiency prior to enrolling in any upper-division business class.
In order to provide Pre-Business students with more options for demonstrating the required level of computer competency and, especially, with options for developing those skills, the Department of Business Administration is eliminating the old Practical Computer Competency Requirement (PCCR) exam and is instead requiring students to earn a grade of C or better in a for-credit college course that covers spreadsheet skills at an intermediate or higher level.
At Sonoma State, students may take CS 101 with an activity section taught by Glenn Carter in the fall 2011 semester or thereafter. At Santa Rosa Junior College, CS 61.11 meets this requirement. (CS 61.11 is offered online as CS 61.11A and 61.11B; students must earn a grade of C or better on the B part.) We are in the early stages of identifying other acceptable courses and invite students to let us know of other classes that cover spreadsheet skills at an intermediate or higher level. As additional courses are approved, they will be added to the Advisory Transfer List.
Any student who feels his or her spreadsheet skills are already at an intermediate level without needing to take a class may still take a test to meet the Computer Competency requirement, beginning on March 15. An Excel exam offered by a national testing service will be offered through the Santa Rosa and Petaluma offices of Nelson Staffing for a $40 administrative fee. Access a flyer with further details about this option (pdf).