Students are responsible for having the required hardware and software prior to the course start date.

The requirements below are for the website:

Operating system Windows XP Service Pack 3, Vista 7, 8 or 10 

Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
Internet speed Broadband internet connection (cable, DSL)
Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRS) Current version
Javascript Enabled
Cookies Enabled

Internet Connectivity

  • Reliable Internet availability from home via an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

NOTE: Internet access at work may not allow a student enough time to complete required assignments. “Firewalls” may impede access to online courses from work and also from home. If an employer has a firewall, the student needs to request special arrangements with their employer's IT department to have the firewall disabled.



MS Office 2007 or higher


MS Office 2008 or higher

PC/Windows and Mac

  • Anti-virus software with definitions updated (McAfee, Norton or Trend Micro preferred; AVG)
  • Additional required software that includes the most recent version of:

    NOTE: The links above point to free downloads of this software.

Supported Browsers

Desktop Support:


  • Microsoft Edge latest version
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and 11
  • Mozilla Firefox latest version; ESR (Extended Support Release)
  • Google Chrome lastest version


  • Apple Safari latest version
  • Mozilla Firefox latest version
  • Google Chrome latest version

Tablet and Mobile Support:

Device Operating System Browser Supported Browser
Android Android 4  Android Latest
Apple iOS 6, 7, 8 and 9  Safari Latest
Microsoft Surface Windows 8  Internet Explorer 11
BlackBerry (mobile only) BlackBerry 7, 10  BlackBerry Latest