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System Requirements for Online Courses

Hardware & Software Requirements


HIT/CIM Technical Requirements

Computer
As a general guideline, a computer three years old or less is best. It should be running at least Microsoft Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Mac OSX. (Note: Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and is not recommended.)
We recommend using a standard laptop or desktop computer. We do not currently recommend using tablets and smart phones as a primary station for taking online courses. Mobile devices use "apps" which may not be able to display or run some online course content and resources.

Internet Access
A satellite, DSL, or cable connection or higher is best. Dial-up connections are not recommended, and will be problematic. If you rely on your employer's Internet connection, be aware that firewall restrictions and policies may exist that prevent you from accessing all or part of your course, using our online tools.

Web Browser
For PC users, we require the Internet Explorer 10+ Firefox, or Google Chrome browsers. We recommend that you install multiple browsers to use as options. For Mac users, we recommend using Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari browsers.

Additional Software or Plug-ins
Depending on your course and instructor, you may have to purchase software. Contact the instructor for this info, or look at the course description page located on the SBCC course schedule page.

Additionally, many instructors post lecture materials online in various file formats (typically PowerPoint, Word or PDF files). To open these files, you will need the appropriate software or software viewer plug-in.

Plug-ins
Students can download plug-ins for specific software at below web link
www.sbcc.edu/distanceeducation/technicalrequirements

Note: Please check with course instructor and review course syllabus carefully to ensure you have any required or recommended software and/or hardware


 

 

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