LIVE Computer Specifications

To ensure the software required for your program operates properly, we strongly recommend a computer that meets our minimum specifications.

Standard Specifications*

This specification applies to Business Programs, Trades & Technology Programs, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology, Health Programs, International Travel and Tourism, Hotel Restaurant Management, and the IT: Business Analysis Program

ProcessorMulti Core
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 (or higher, 10 preferred) - English
Memory4 GB
Hard Drive250 GB
Optical DeviceDVD-RW (optional)
Wireless LANWi-Fi wireless n
NetworkGigabit Ethernet
Expansion PortsExternal Display, External Microphone/Line-In, Headphone/Line out, USB, HDMI
Mac UsersAlthough a PC is recommended, if you choose to bring an Apple (MacIntosh) computer, please ensure that you have Boot Camp installed as well as Windows 8.1 or greater to enable your device to run in Windows mode.

Graphic and Communications Design Program Specifications*

Requirements for this program include either a Mac or PC computer with the following minimum specs:

Processor3rd or 4th Generation Core i5 processor or higher
Operating SystemMac OS X v10.6.8 (or higher) or Windows 7 (or higher)
Memory8 GB
Hard Drive128 GB (minimum)
Optical Device(optional)
Wireless LANWi-Fi wireless n
NetworkGigabit Ethernet
Display1920 x 1080 HD Resolution (minimum)
13” Screen Minimum - 15” Screen Recommended 
Expansion PortsUSB 3 port
HDMI port
3.5 mm headphone jack

Information Technology Program Specifications*

This specification applies to the following Information Technology Programs:  Web and Mobile Application Development; Network Support; Programmer Analyst; Quality Assurance Testing; Network Administration and Gaming Experience Development.

Processor3rd or 4th Generation Intel i5 or i7
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 (or higher, 10 preferred) - English
Memory8 GB
Hard Drive500 GB
Optical DeviceDVD-RW (optional)
Wireless LANWi-Fi wireless n
NetworkGigabit Ethernet
Expansion PortsExternal Display, External Microphone/Line-In, Headphone/Line out, USB, HDMI
Mac UsersAlthough a PC is recommended, if you choose to bring an Apple (MacIntosh) computer, please ensure that you have Boot Camp installed as well as Windows 8.1 or greater to enable your device to run in Windows mode. 

Information Technology: Electronic Game Development Program Specifications*

ProcessorIntel core 17 (6th or 7th Generation)
Operating SystemWindows 10 – English – Security updates applied
Memory16 GB
Hard Drive1 TB or more
Optical DeviceDVD-RW (optional)
Wireless LANWi-Fi wireless n
NetworkGigabit Ethernet
Display1920 x 1080 HD Resolution
17” Screen Recommended
Video CardDedicated 2GB Memory Minimum (6-8GB recommended)
Minimum:  NVIDIA Geforce GT 1050
Expansion PortsExternal Display Port (HDMI preferred), External Microphone/Line-In, Headphone/Line out, USB
Mac UsersAlthough a PC is recommended, if you choose to bring an Apple (MacIntosh) computer, please ensure that you have Boot Camp installed as well as Windows 8.1 or greater to enable your device to run in Windows mode. 

Applied and Media Arts: Animation and Graphics Program Specifications*

ProcessorIntel core 17 (6th or 7th Generation)
Operating SystemWindows 10 – English – Security updates applied
Memory16 GB
Hard Drive1 TB or more
Optical DeviceDVD-RW (optional)
Wireless LANWi-Fi wireless n
NetworkGigabit Ethernet
Display1920 x 1080 HD Resolution
17” Screen Recommended
Video Card

Dedicated 2GB Memory Minimum (6-8GB recommended)

Minimum:  NVIDIA Geforce GT 1050

Expansion PortsExternal Display Port (HDMI preferred), External Microphone/Line-In, Headphone/Line out, USB
Example

Alienware 17 laptop from Dell

MSI Apache Pro

Mac UsersAlthough a PC is recommended, if you choose to bring an Apple (MacIntosh) computer, please ensure that you have Boot Camp installed as well as Windows 8.1 or greater to enable your device to run in Windows mode. 

Civil Engineering Technology Program Specifications*

ProcessorIntel i7
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 (or higher, 10 preferred) – English
Memory16 GB
Hard Drive500 GB
Optical DeviceDVD-RW (optional)
Wireless LANWi-Fi wireless n
NetworkGigabit Ethernet
DisplayDedicated 2GB video card
1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter (1,600 x 1,200 with true color recommended, multiple monitors are supported)
Expansion PortsExternal Display, External Microphone/Line-In, Headphone/Line out, USB, HDMI, MS-Mouse
Mac UsersAlthough a PC is recommended, if you choose to bring an Apple (MacIntosh) computer, please ensure that you have Boot Camp installed as well as Windows 8.1 or greater to enable your device to run in Windows mode. 

* These specifications are subject to change at any time.