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Technology Requirements

Students attending Bryant & Stratton College's Online Division must have their own personal computer with the minimal requirements listed:

Technical support is available by phone and online. Students may need accessories, patches, or software to experience the complete functionality associated with online education.


  • 1 GHz processor or higher (Intel core 2 Duo or higher for MAC)
  • 2 GB of RAM 
  • DVD drive 
  • 40 GB HDD 
  • PC: Windows Vista or higher operating system 
  • Mac: OS/X 10.4 or higher operating system 
  • Webcam, microphone, and speakers 
  • Printer 
  • Scanner (only for Interactive Media Design AAS) 
  • Other computer accessories may be required in the future 
  • Netbooks, Chromebooks & Tablets do not meet the computer requirement


  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 23 or higher (Safari & Chrome are also supported by Angel) 
  • Microsoft Office 2013 & 365 (2011 for MAC) Professional to include: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher 
  • All students must have updated anti-virus software 
  • Bootcamp running Windows 7 or VMware Virtual PC for MAC (Highly recommended for some degree fields and classes but not necessary for all students). 
  • Adobe Creative Suite (only for Interactive Media Design AAS) 
  • Adobe Flash 9 or higher (Free download
  • Acrobat 7 or higher (Free download
  • ITunes 7 or higher (Free download
  • Quicktime 7 or higher (Free download
  • Other software, including upgrades, may be required in the future


  • Broadband Internet service (strongly recommended)
  • Personal email address