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Online Courses Requirements


To be successful in your online courses, you must have the following: k

  • Regular access to a computer
  • Internet Connection through an Internet Service Provider (ISP) - High-Speed connectivity is highly recommended
  • A compatible Internet browser such as Internet Explorer (4.0 or higher), Netscape Navigator (4.0 or higher) or Mozilla Firefox (1.0 or higher)
  • A word-processor program such as Corel WordPerfect or Microsoft Word or WordPad

Most online courses require the use of the following free software:

Adobe Acrobat Readerweblink
Flash Playerweblink
Java Virtual Machineweblink

Technical skills required for taking an online course are present in most students who simply have experience browsing the Internet. Below is a list of a few technical skills that are recommended (if not required) for taking most online courses:

  • Experience and fluency with a word processor such as Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect
  • Capacity to:


  • copy and paste information between documents and/or from program to program
  • create a new folder/directory on your computer
  • save files on a disk drive
  • locate and open a saved file on your computer
  • download and install software programs
Requirements for Online CoursesPDF