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Technology requirements

Generally, any computer manufactured within the last 5 years should meet the hardware/software requirements necessary for your enrollment in Northwestern College's online classes. Specifically:

RequirementPC MAC
Operating system  Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Windows 7 preferable  OS 10.6 or higher (Snow Leopard)
Processor  Intel Core 2 Duo or higher Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
System memory 2 GB Ram 2 GB Ram
Hard drive 80 GB 80 GB
Peripherals Headset with microphone, webcam, speakers Headset with microphone, webcam, speakers
Internet connection High-speed access; DSL or Broadband High-speed access; DSL or Broadband
Browser Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, most recent update Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, most recent update
Antivirus Antivirus software of student's choice Antivirus software of student's choice
Software Microsoft Office 7 Microsoft Office 7
Plug-ins Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java, Flash & Shockwave Players Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java, Flash & Shockwave Players
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