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Technical Requirements for the use of computers

Students require the use of a computer and access to the internet. Here are the technical requirements for participating in an online course.

Component
Required
Recommended

Operating System
Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
or
Mac OS X (up to 10.7)
(Note that some courses require access to a Windows-compatible computer)

Windows 7

Video
SVGA monitor set at a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
Resolution of 1024×768 or greater

Peripherals
CD-ROM drive
Speakers
DVD Player

Supported Browsers
(Windows)
Internet Explorer 8.0, 9.0, 10.0
Firefox 3.5 – 22

Supported Browsers
(Mac)
Safari 3.1 to 5.1.7

Internet Speed
56K modem
DSL or Cable modem

Java Script
Enabled

Cookies
Enabled

Software
Word Processing Software

Some courses have additional requirements. These are listed on the course information pages.