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Minimum System Requirements for Students

Additional Program-Specific IT Requirements

Windows PC Minimum Requirements Windows PC Recommendations
Intel or AMD processor Intel i5 Processor
4GB RAM 4GB+ RAM
802.11g wireless network card 802.11n 5GHz wireless network card
80GB Hard Drive 120GB+ Solid State Drive
Software
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
    (Windows 7 is available for $10, Windows 8 is available for purchase but not recommended at this time)
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (Available for $10)
  • Microsoft Security Essentials (Available for free)
  • Adobe Reader (Available for free)
  • Firefox
  • VLC Media Player
  • Silverlight
  • Flash Player
  • Mac Minimum Requirements Mac Recommendations
    Intel Processor Intel i5 Processor
    4GB RAM 4GB+ RAM
    802.11g wireless network card 802.11n 5GHz wireless network card
    80GB Hard Drive 120GB+ Solid State Drive
    OS X 10.8 OS X 10.10
    Software
  • Adobe Reader (Available for free)
  • Microsoft Office 2011 (Available free for students)
  • Firefox
  • VLC Media Player
  • Silverlight
  • Flash Player
    • USB to Ethernet adapter is required for laptops without a built-in Ethernet port
    • Tablet devices can be used to access some course content but will not substitute the need for a laptop
    • All students are required to have broadband Internet access for online learning content. (Cable, DSL, etc...)
    • Dial-up and Mobile hot-spots provided by cellular providers are not recommended
    • Internet Explorer is not recommended. Mozilla FireFox is a stable alternative
    • Headphones may be required for certain class assignments