Computer Requirements

To Take Online Courses, You’ll Need Access to:

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Internet Connection
    Broadband access recommended.
  • E-mail Account
    As a Sinclair student, you get one of these automatically.
  • Basic Software Applications
    Internet browser (IE 7, Firefox 3, or higher) and word processing software

Success in online courses is more likely for students who are:

  • Comfortable Using Computers, including Internet and word processing;
  • Enjoy Independent Learning, have a good ability to manage time;
  • And, Have Time to Dedicate to their online classes.

Advanced Technical Requirements

Looking for more detail?

You might want to know if your computer is capable of doing all you’ll need it to do while you complete your degree online. Here are some of the advanced system requirements needed for some online courses:

  • Hardware: Processor speed 1.5 GHz and higher
    Recommended: Intel Core 2 duo 2.0 GHz and higher OR AMD Athlon 64 x2 1.9 GHz and higher
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Macintosh OS/X
  • Minimum RAM: at or above operating system recommendations
  • Available Disk Space: 100 GB or more
  • Browser Configuration: Pop-up blocking disabled; JavaScript enabled, AJAX enabled
  • Java Runtime Environment: 1.4 or higher
  • Plugins: Flash, Shockwave, QuickTime, and/or Windows Media Player
  • Supported Browsers click here