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 2003, XP, Vista or 7

Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
Video SVGA monitor
Minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
Internet speed Broadband internet connection (cable, DSL)
Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRS) JRE 1.6 update 26
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 2010


MS Office 2008 or 2011

PC/Windows and Mac

  • Anti-virus software with definitions updated (McAfee, Norton or Trend Micro preferred)
  • 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:


  • Internet Explorer 10 and 11
  • Newest version of Mozilla Firefox
  • Newest version of Google Chrome


  • Apple Safari 5.1 and 6.0
  • Newest version of Mozilla Firefox
  • Newest version of Google Chrome

Tablet and Mobile Support:

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