BYOD requirements

PC laptop requirements - 'ultimate' model

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

  • have a laptop computer that meets the minimum specified requirements
  • own and maintain their laptop
  • bring their laptop on the first day of classes.

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.

This program has established that a Windows-based PC is required. Mac or Apple products are not suitable for this program.

Minimum requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • 9th Generation Intel Core i7 processor or AMD equivalent
  • Minimum 16GB memory
  • Webcam functionality
  • Audio capability (speakers and a quality headset/microphone)
  • High performance discrete graphics card with a minimum of 2GB of memory
  • 1TB or greater Solid-State Drive (SSD)
  • Wireless Network adapter supporting IEEE 802.11g/n/ac
  • 17" screen or greater (recommended resolution 1920x1080)
  • 2 full size USB ports (USB 3.0 or better recommended)
  • A multi-year (3- or 4-year) warranty
  • Virus protection software required
  • Optional 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45 connection or a USB to Ethernet adapter
  • Recommended: external mouse device

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.
  • Consent and privacy for Microsoft Teams and Zoom