PC Laptop Requirements - 'Good' Model

All students entering a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program must:

During the first week of the program, students will be instructed on how to download certain software products and how to access other products through the college server.

Minimum Requirements

The college provides registered students with wireless and hardwired Internet access, access to free software downloads and server-based access to several program-specific software applications while on campus.

Software Access and Downloads

Available downloads for registered students:


  • Each student is responsible for any downtime associated with their device. Losing information can be highly problematic and your primary recourse is only through the hardware provider. It is highly recommended that students purchase a multi-year warranty.
  • This program has determined that a Windows-based PC is required. If you intend to use a Mac, you will be required to have your Mac laptop configured to run Windows-based software. There are two options that support this:
    1. Purchase and install Parallels Desktop for Mac (supported by IT Services, recommended)
    2. Install Boot Camp (comes with Mac)
      • Boot Camp allows you to boot into Windows or Mac OS; you will only be able to run one operating system at a time.