Online learning technology requirements

Generally, any computer manufactured within the last 5 years should meet the hardware/software requirements necessary for your enrollment in Northwestern College's online classes. Specifically:

Operating system Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Windows 7 preferable OS 10.6 or higher (Snow Leopard)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo or higherIntel Core 2 Duo or higher
System memory2 GB Ram2 GB Ram
Hard drive80 GB80 GB
PeripheralsHeadset with microphone, webcam, speakersHeadset with microphone, webcam, speakers
Internet connectionHigh-speed access; DSL or BroadbandHigh-speed access; DSL or Broadband
BrowserMozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, most recent updateMozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, most recent update
AntivirusAntivirus software of student's choiceAntivirus software of student's choice
SoftwareMicrosoft Office 7Microsoft Office 7
Plug-insAdobe Acrobat Reader, Java, Flash & Shockwave PlayersAdobe Acrobat Reader, Java, Flash & Shockwave Players

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Crystal Rozeboom
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