NOTE: Some courses or programs may require specific software, upgraded systems, or other computer-related equipment not listed below. Please check with your program for more details. Find below the minimum recommendations for a good student experience.



Processor Speed

Windows OS: 1.6 GHz or faster, 2-core. 2 GHz or greater.

MacOS: Intel processor.

CPU Memory (RAM)

Windows OS: 4 GB RAM; 2 GB RAM (32-bit)


Monitor Resolution 

Windows OS: 1280 x 768 screen resolution (32-bit requires hardware acceleration for 4K and higher)

MacOS: 1280 x 800 screen resolution

Internet Connection

Minimum internet speed of 512kbps.

NOTE:  If you are downloading e-books and other materials for offline viewing, charges may apply.  Check with your provider on additional fees.


Webcam including mic (integrated or USB plug-and-play) with preferred 1280×720 resolution.

Speakers and/or headphones.

NOTE: A webcam with mic is required if taking a proctored exam through Proctorio.



Operating System 

Windows OS: Windows 10

MacOS: One of the three most recent versions of MacOS.

NOTE:  For the best experience, use the most current build of any operating system. Product functionality and feature availability may vary on older systems (Search Lifecycle Policy).


The most current release of Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

NOTE:  Always use the most current version of your preferred browser. Your browser will notify you if there is a new version available.  You can check your browser compatibility with Canvas by visiting the Canvas technical requirement page.

Virus & Malware Protection

The OTC Bookstore offers the following devices for sale, that meet the above recommendations:

Dell Inspiron – 3502
Dell Inspiron – 3511

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