Hardware & Software Requirements


This page is set up to aid incoming students and answer questions pertaining to the resources and computer equipment needed to efficiently complete this course. As with any online interactive course that requires the use of a computer and internet resources, the most up to date software and equipment is highly recommended.

Having a computer that is operating on the latest operating system, with an efficient processor, adequate memory and storage space will greatly benefit your on-line learning. It is also very important to have an adequate internet connection to allow for more timely transmission of media content and file transfer ability. Dial up connections may make it very difficult or impossible to attain some of the program content.

Hardware Requirements (home computer or laptop)

Required Minimum

  • Microsoft Windows  XP
  • 1GHz Processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 40GB hard drive space
  • Sound card and speakers
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Firefox web browser

Highly Recommended

  • Microsoft Windows  7
  • 2GHz (or better) Processor
  • 2GB (or more) or RAM
  • 80GB hard drive space
  • Sound card and speakers
  • DVD / CDRW
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Firefox web browser

Software Requirements
Many classes require their own specialized software.  Please check the requirements for each individual class to ensure you have the correct software installed to complete the coursework.

Internet Access
You will need a high speed internet connection (cable or DSL) to receive the online materials needed to take this course.

Web Browser Type
Internet Explorer 8.0 or later and Firefox web browser is recommended. Other browsers will work for most classes. However, there will be some Windows Media content that will require Internet Explorer.
If you need to upgrade or install Internet Explorer click here, for Firefox web browser click here.

E-mail Address
You will be provided with an active LATI e-mail account when enrolled in the course. This will be the account used for all class activity and correspondence. Instruction for use will be included with your packets. Check mail online click here.

Windows Media Player
Window Media Player 9.0 or higher is needed to view the steaming video included in this course. Media Player is a free download. Click here to down load or upgrade.