Technology Requirements

These are minimum requirements which may not equate to an optimal experience, depending upon a number of factors:

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
  • Linux - Chrome OS

Mobile Operating Systems

  • iOS 7 and newer
  • Android 2.3 and newer

Computer Speed and Processor

  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 2 GHz processor

Internet Speed

  • Minimum of 512 kbps
  • Screen Resolution - 1024 x 600

The following questions should assist you in assessing your basic skills and capabilities that are needed in order to be successful in an online course.

  1. Do you have and use a valid email account?
  2. Is your Internet connection reliable? 

Basic digital literacy includes knowing how to do the following:

  • use web browsers
  • use search engines
  • upload and download files
  • locate files on your computer
  • save files
  • use a word processor program
  • send and receive e-mails with attachments

If a computer-skills deficiency is identified, you may want to complete a basic computer applications course before attempting online or hybrid courses.


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