Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Quick guide to Distance Education technical requirements

Your class may have other computer or software requirements, such as a microphone, speakers, or additional software. Check the course information in the online schedule to see if your class has other requirements. You are responsible for your own software and computer equipment maintenance and setup.

Code: Description & Requirements:

Web class
Web:
A course that is delivered fully online.
Technical Requirements:
Access to a computer with modern operating system capable of running the following software:

  • One of the following recommended web browsers:
    • Latest version of Firefox (Recommended)
    • Latest version of Chrome
    • Internet Explorer 11 or later
    • Latest version of Safari
  • Browser plugins, such as Flash, Acrobat Reader, and Java may be required
  • Anti-Virus and Firewall software
  • Word Processor/Office suite (See course for specific software requirements)
  • High-speed Internet connection (broadband, Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE)
  • Basic computer literacy – the ability to:
    • send and receive emails with attachments
    • follow and save hyperlinks on a web page
    • create and save documents in a word processor
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Classroom + Web:
A course that course combines classroom-based instruction with online instruction.
Technical Requirements:
Student must be able to:

  • Attend on-site classes during scheduled class times
  • Meet the technical requirements for web classes (above).