Technical Requirements

Work Space

There are options available in most homes where students do their work. Of
particular concern when selecting a workspace is the balance between quiet and
the degree of supervision.
● Well-lit space in a public area of the home.
● Can be a dedicated space or sometimes the kitchen table works well.
● Easily supervised area – not in a student’s bedroom.
● No television as this can be quite distracting.

Computer Requirements

  1. Each student taking online courses will need a computer (either PC or Mac/Apple).
  2. Operating System - minimum Windows 10 or newer for PC
  3. Speakers
  4. Microphone (highly suggested for online meetings with teachers)
  5. Web Camera
  6. Stable high-speed internet connection.
  7. Printer
  8. Scanner (required for some courses)
    • smart phone apps can be used as scanners as well.
  9. Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workplace are included with enrollment.
  10. Google Chrome web browser (free download) is our only supported browser.  Tech support is not available for Safari, Firefox or Edge.
  11. Malware protection (Antivirus Software).
  12. Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download).

 

* Some courses will also make use of DVD's.  Students can use either a computer with an optical drive (CD/DVD) or a DVD player that can be played through a Television or computer.