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Online Learning Technical Requirements

Requirements for Online Study

Technology specifications listed in the next section and unlimited internet access are required for online coursework completion at Carrington College.

Students taking online courses should have administrative rights to the computer used for college coursework. Those who do not have administrative rights to the computer used for online study (e.g., library or workplace computers) may not be able to install plug-ins or other essential components. In these cases, students will have limited support options due to access constraints on these networks, so they should check with their workplace IT departments to ensure that they can access course materials from their company’s network.

Students are responsible for completion of all homework and classwork assignments, regardless of technical issues. Those experiencing technical difficulties must contact their instructor and technical support immediately.

Technology Specifications

Because technology changes rapidly in certain fields, students should note that PCs used to complete certain coursework may need to be upgraded during the course of their program. Students are responsible for checking hardware/software requirements before registering for courses.


Technical Requirements

Computer hardware and software requirements for participation in online courses are as follows:

Windows Mac
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 Macintosh OS X or higher
(in classic mode)
56K (or higher) modem 56K (or higher) modem
Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels
Soundcard and Speakers Soundcard and Speakers


Minimum Browser Requirements

Browsers listed below have been tested and are supported on the online platform. Users of unsupported browsers may encounter problems with course software.

Windows Mac
Internet Explorer Apple Safari
Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3
Google Chrome Google Chrome