Minimum Computer Requirements

Program Specific Requirements

ProgramRequirement

Nursing

Nursing recommends the Basic Windows Computer or the Basic Mac Computer.

Chromebooks and tablets are not recommended

due to the testing platform.

Engineering Transfer

Computer Science

Computer Information Technologies

Electronic Engineering Technologies

Computer System Engineering Technologies

Mechanical Engineering Technologies

These programs need a Robust Windows Computer. Mac computers, tablets, and ipads are not recommended.

Graphic Arts

This program recommends the Robust Mac Computers or the Robust Windows Computer.

Digital Media

This program recommends an ipad.

Other departments not listed above

These programs recommend the Basic Windows Computer and Basic Mac Computer.

Chrombooks can be used for basic word processing but software cannot be loaded on a chromebook

Windows Computer Requirements

  Basic Windows ComputerRobust Windows Computer
Operating System

Windows 10

Windows 10

Processor

2 GHz, Core i5 or AMD Ryzen

3 GHz Core i5

Graphics Card  

Dedicated Graphics Card, 2GB Ram minimum

Memory

8 GB

16 GB

Camera/Microphone

Webcam and Microphone

Webcam and Microphone

Hard Drive

256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), 500 GB

recommended

Network

Internal Wireless Card 802.11 a/b g/n

Internal Wireless Card 802.11 a/b g/n

Software minimum

Antivirus software, Adobe reader and

Microsoft Office including Microsoft Access required.

Antivirus software, Adobe reader and Microsoft

Office including Microsoft Access required.

Mac Computer Requirements

  Basic Mac computerRobust Mac Computer
Operating System

OS 10.8 or higher

OS 10.8 or higher

Processor

Core i5 or better

Core i5 or better

Graphics Card    
Memory

8 GB (16 preferred)

16 GB

Camera/Microphone

Webcam and Microphone

Webcam and Microphone

Hard Drive

256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

500 GB

Network

Wireless Network Adapter needed

Wireless Network Adapter needed

Software minimum

Antivirus software, Adobe reader and

Microsoft Office including Microsoft Access required.

Antivirus software, Adobe reader and Microsoft

Office including Microsoft Access required.

Chromebook

No recommendation

Tablet

ipad pro 11" 128 GB (2020 version)

Blackboard Requirements

Ipads can be used for light reading only. Laptops or desktop recommended. Browser requirtements: Chrome 36+, Internet Explorer 11+, Edge 20+, Firefox 31+. Safari 6+ not supported. Mobile app versions of these browsers not supported. Java 7 or 8 Optional. Java runtime envionment required for collaboation tools, virtual classroom, chat, multiple file uploads, math equation editor, and sun. Adobe 11 required for Youtube videos.

Nursing Software Requirements

Sykscape reference software required. Examplify Software requirements: version 2.3.3 or greater required with 2 GB available space. No virtual cameras allowed. No phones as cameras are allowed. No headphones allowed. No virtual microphones allowed. Internet speed of 2 MPbs required. Exam ID or Exam Monitor Requirements: no virtual cameras allowed.

 

Personal computers are not supported by the STCC IT Department. For service you should bring the device to a reputable computer repair company or where you purchase the computer.