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UPDATE:  Online courses continue as scheduled. Remote student services remain available. Some in-person student services are available by appointment only. Check here for the latest service hours and for additional updates.

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.