Technology Requirements

Some of the basic knowledge requirements:

  • Use email to correspond with faculty, staff, and students
  • Access, create, and save documents in Microsoft Office formats*
  • Browse the Web including downloading and installing common plug-ins and configuring common browser options

You must have direct access to a computer with the following minimum requirements:


  • A PC running Microsoft Windows Operating System (XP, Windows 7 or newer; Mac OS X or newer with the operating system's minimum requirements for processor, memory, and hard drive (See the Microsoft or Apple website for minimum requirements)
  • At least 10.0 GB of free hard-drive space
  • 1024 x 768 monitor with a 16-bit or greater video card (24-bit preferred)
  • DVD-ROM drive or CD-ROM drive
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones (and microphone for selected courses)
  • Webcam/digital video camera for select courses


  • A Microsoft Windows Operating System (XP, Windows 7 or newer) or Mac (OS X or newer)
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or other word processor that can save in.doc file format, if you would like a free word processor: CLICK HERE
  • Minimum Browser requirements: Internet Explorer 8.0, Google Chrome 10.0, or Firefox 5.0 (trouble with IE and Moodle, turn off compatibility mode: CLICK HERE
  • Adobe Reader 8.0 or a more recent version (free download)
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0 or greater (free download) 
  • Silverlight 5 or greater (free download)
  • Skype Messenger (free download)

Email & Internet 

  • A computer that can access and all links provided within that site.
  • An email address for account creation and communication
  • An Internet service provider (ISP)
  • A dedicated, reliable 750 Kbps or faster Internet connection