Minimum Technology Requirements

Students will need a computer, modem, and phone or broadband connection to receive and send class materials.


Laptop computer with the following hardware levels:

  • Processor: i5 2 core (4 core preferred) processor 2.0 GHz or greater
  • LCD: 15 inch or greater
  • Memory: 6GB or more of RAM
  • Hard Drive: 80 GB or more of free disk space
  • Other drives: DVD+/- RW
  • Wireless network adapter

Operating System

  • Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 with current service patches OR
  • Mac 10.7.7 (or later) with VMware Fusion 5.0 and a Windows 7 or 8 OS environment.


Required software supplied by student:

  • Current OS security patches and fixes
  • Current Virus Scanning Software
  • MS Office (2010 or later)

While the minimum configuration will enable students to take classes, a faster computer, more memory, and a faster Internet connection will always provide a better experience.