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UPDATE:  Fall online courses continue as scheduled and remote student services are available now.  All in-person services are unavailable and scheduled to resume Oct 5.  Check here for the latest service hours and for additional updates.

Is your Computer Ready?

Hardware and Software Needs for Students Taking 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, and to post or send assignments. Some corporate networks block web-based email for security reasons.

Important Note - Contact Your Instructor

When you have access to your email account, you must send a message to your instructor stating that you are able to send and receive email.

Accessing Online Classes

  • You are responsible for providing your own Internet Service Provider.
  • You are responsible for paying your Internet Service Provider. This cost is not included in the cost for a class.

Internet Experience Needed to Take a Class

  • While you do not need to be a proficient internet user, you may experience a learning curve that can occur when something is new.
  • Be patient and don't be afraid to ask for assistance.
  • Knowledge of basic word processing, sending and receiving mail, online filing and document retrieval, and how to follow links on the Internet is helpful.
  • When you access your class, you will have a course orientation manual available to you online.

Getting Help With Using Technology

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