NBCC is a connected learning environment. Depending on your program of study, you may find that technology will play a greater role, not only as you study, but also in your future career. While not all programs have the same technology requirements, all students must have access to the internet to allow for a full educational experience. Technology typically comes in the form of a laptop but must meet the program technology requirements listed. Free wi-fi is provided on all campuses.
To ensure the software required for your program operates properly, a laptop computer is required that meets our minimum specifications.
Unless otherwise specified, all NBCC programs will require the following standard computer specifications. These specifications are required in order for you to take part in your educational learning. Internet access is required.
Although a PC is recommended, if you choose to bring an Apple computer, please ensure that it is an intel-based mac computer and that you have Boot Camp installed as well as Windows 10 to enable your device to run in Windows mode. (Note: Apple M1 Products do not support Windows 10)
Dedicated 4GB Memory Minimum (6-8GB recommended)
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce RTX series 2060 or higher
This program requires either a Mac or PC computer with the following minimum specs:
This specification applies to the following Information Technology Programs: Cybersecurity; Environmental Technology; Gaming Experience Development; Network Administration; Network Support; Programmer Analyst; Quality Assurance Testing; and Web and Mobile Application Development.
It depends on your program and courses. In some classes, laptops are used extensively. In other classes, particularly those that rely on in-class discussion and debate, laptops are used for course management, research, assignments and communication between classes.
You will be provided with the software necessary for your classes. This may include: Microsoft Office Suite (word processing, spreadsheets, data management, data presentation), Internet browsers, accounting, and multimedia applications. Other software may need to be downloaded.
Campus technical support is available at each campus. They will ensure you have the proper software needed for class as well as provide technical support for printing and internet access. For more information please visit our IT Services website.
If you have any questions regarding program technology requirements or issues, please contact the IT Help Desk
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