Technical Requirements

Students should have access to the following to ensure that they can complete the course:

Computer requirements

  • A PC running Windows 7 or later or a Macintosh running OS 10.x
  • Audio capability is required
  • Broadband Internet connection

Software requirements:

  • Internet Explorer or similar web browser
  • Word processing software
    • Recommended software: Office 2010 for PC or Mac
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 11(or latest version)
  • Flash Player 10 (or latest version)
  • Personal email account
    • Free email accounts available at www.gmail.com & www.yahoo.com

Mobile Devices

  • Smartphones and/or tablets are not required.

Minimum computer skills

On a technical level, students must be able to achieve the following:

  • Operate a Windows‐based personal computer including CPU, keyboard, mouse, CD/DVD ROM and printer.
  • Perform common computer operations including:
    • Create folders
    • Find, copy, move, rename and delete files
    • Create back‐up files or save to a network drive
  • Use word processing software to:
    • Create, edit, format, spell‐check, save, retrieve, and print a document
    • Copy and paste information within and between documents
    • Save a document in various formats
  • Use e‐mail application to:
    • Send, receive, store and retrieve messages
    • Send, receive and open attachments
    • Manage mailbox size
  • Configure and utilize web browser to:
    • Access the Internet
    • Open Web pages
    • Open, print and save Adobe Acrobat files (.pdf)
    • Copy URLs to word processing software
    • Use a search engine or directory to find information on the Internet