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Online Technology Requirements

To be successful with your online courses, the following computer skills and basic computer technology are needed:

  • Knowledge of basic computing terms
  • Knowledge of web browsers and how to use them
  • Familiarity with navigating the Internet and researching topics
  • Proficient with sending and receiving email including attaching, sending, and opening files
  • Skill with word processing programs, including the use of spellcheck, general formatting, copy and paste, and other common word processing tasks
  • Basic computer technology to access your online classes, coursework, and the course management system for NMC programs

Students enrolled online should have access to a computer with the following minimum technology requirements:

Computer Requirements

PC

  • Operating System | Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
  • Processor | Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
  • System Memory | 4 GB RAM or higher
  • Hard Drive | 120 GB or higher
  • Monitor | 1024 by 768 resolution or higher
  • Peripherals | Color Printer, Speakers and/or Headphones, Microphone, Access to Digital Video Camera (can be smartphone), Thumb/Flash Drive 1 GB or higher
  • Internet Connection | High-speed access; DSL or Broadband
  • Browser | Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or higher AND Google Chrome
  • Antivirus | Current antivirus software installed
  • Software Application | Microsoft Office 2007 or higher
  • Email Capabilities | Email client unique email address, not shared
  • Plug-Ins | Adobe Acrobat Reader, Windows media Player, QuickTime, Flash & Shockwave Players, Real Player, iTunes

Mac

  • Operating System | OS 10.11 or higher
  • Processor | ICore Duo, Core 13, Core 15 or Xeon processor preferred
  • System Memory | 4 GB RAM or higher
  • Hard Drive | 120 GB or higher
  • Monitor | 1024 by 768 resolution or higher
  • Peripherals | Color Printer, Speakers and/or Headphones, Microphone, Access to Digital Video Camera (can be smartphone), Thumb/Flash Drive 1 GB or higher
  • Internet Connection | High-speed access; DSL or Broadband
  • Browser | Safari AND Google Chrome
  • Antivirus | Current antivirus software installed
  • Software Application | Microsoft Office 2007 or higher
  • Email Capabilities | Email client unique email address, not shared
  • Plug-Ins |Adobe Acrobat Reader, Windows Media Player, QuickTime, Flash & Shockwave Players, Real Player, iTunes

Computer Requirements

PC

  • Operating System | Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
  • Processor | Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
  • System Memory | 4 GB RAM or higher
  • Hard Drive | 120 GB or higher
  • Monitor | 1024 by 768 resolution or higher
  • Peripherals | Color Printer, Speakers and/or Headphones, Microphone, Access to Digital Video Camera (can be smartphone), Thumb/Flash Drive 1 GB or higher
  • Internet Connection | High-speed access; DSL or Broadband
  • Browser | Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or higher AND Google Chrome
  • Antivirus | Current antivirus software installed
  • Software Application | Microsoft Office 2007 or higher
  • Email Capabilities | Email client unique email address, not shared
  • Plug-Ins | Adobe Acrobat Reader, Windows media Player, QuickTime, Flash & Shockwave Players, Real Player, iTunes

Mac

  • Operating System | OS 10.11 or higher
  • Processor | ICore Duo, Core 13, Core 15 or Xeon processor preferred
  • System Memory | 4 GB RAM or higher
  • Hard Drive | 120 GB or higher
  • Monitor | 1024 by 768 resolution or higher
  • Peripherals | Color Printer, Speakers and/or Headphones, Microphone, Access to Digital Video Camera (can be smartphone), Thumb/Flash Drive 1 GB or higher
  • Internet Connection | High-speed access; DSL or Broadband
  • Browser | Safari AND Google Chrome
  • Antivirus | Current antivirus software installed
  • Software Application | Microsoft Office 2007 or higher
  • Email Capabilities | Email client unique email address, not shared
  • Plug-Ins |Adobe Acrobat Reader, Windows Media Player, QuickTime, Flash & Shockwave Players, Real Player, iTunes