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Is your Computer Ready?

Hardware and Software Needs for Teaching Classes

Recommended Requirements
  IBM Compatible Apple/Mac
Operating System Windows 10 Mac OSX v10.15
Computer Processor 2.6 GHz CPU Processor Speed PowerPC G4 or Greater
Computer Memory 3 GB  RAM
Internet Connection High-Speed Internet Connection
Graphics 32bit color Monitor/Graphics Card
Screen Resolution 1024x768

Common needs for PC and Mac Users

  • PC Users: Latest version of Chrome, FireFox, or Microsoft Edge
  • Mac Users: Latest version of Chrome or FireFox
  • A reliable Internet Service Provider
  • Anti-virus software that is consistently updated against the latest threats
  • Pop-up blockers either disabled during coursework or configured to allow pop-ups from and
  • Firewalls either disabled during coursework or configured to fully trust and
  • Latest Java Virtual Machine. Test your computer
  • Additionally, you will need to have access to our web-based email system to send and receive e-mail messages, to participate in group discussions. Some corporate networks block web-based email for security reasons.

Accessing Online Classes

  • You are responsible for providing your own Internet Service Provider.
  • You are responsible for paying your Internet Service Provider.

Getting Help With Using Technology

Visit the Technology Support Helpdesk for information on technology support availability.