Admission Requirements 

Students with a High School Diploma or equivalent must meet the following requirements for all distance education programs of study (Computer and Network Specialist, IT Security: Professional White Hat Hacker and Digital Marketing):

1. Complete an Application for Admission (online).

2. Provide a copy of high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (or transcript certifying completion of all graduation requirements) * It will be understood as equivalent recognized for the student by reliable certification that completed a High School program in a public school under the Department of Education of Puerto Rico or a private school authorized to operate by the Board of Education of PR (formerly General Education Council) or having studied abroad that have been validated as equivalent to a USA High School by the Department of Education of PR or have passed the GED equivalency examinations or Free Studies Division of the Department of Education of Puerto Rico (Law 217).

3. Complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement.

4. Signature of parent or guardian in the Enrollment Contract (if under 21 years of age)

5. If less than 21 years provide a Certificate of Immunization (PVAC-3)

Minimal Technical Skills Requirements for Online Learning

When taking an online course, students are expected to have the necessary computer abilities (and access to technology) to complete the assignments. These abilities are not being taught in the course by the online professors. Before attempting an online course, you might wish to attend a computer class to gain the following abilities if you don't already have them.

Also, a basic knowledge of English vocabulary and comprehension is necessary.

Here are some key skills required:

  • Knowledge of  basic computer terminology, such as browser, operating system, application, software, files, documents, icon, etc.

  • Understanding of basic computer hardware and software with the ability to perform computer operations, such as:

    • Use of keyboard and mouse

    • Manage files and folders: save, name, copy, move, backup, rename, delete, check properties

    • Perform Software installation, security, and virus protection

    • Use of software applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email

    • Knowledge of copying and pasting, spell-checking, saving files in different formats

    • Uploading and downloading attachments

    • Internet skills (connecting, accessing sites, using browsers)

    • Ability to use online communication tools, such as email (create, send, receive, reply, print, send/receive attachments), discussion boards (read, search, post, reply, follow threads), chats, and messengers

    • To perform online research using various search engines and library databases

    • Creation of online accounts