Hardware and Software Requirements

Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements Hardware-- The following is a list of the basic minimum requirements for Online Courses. Some courses will have more advanced requirements. Information on advanced requirements may be found in each course syllabus.

PC users:

Mac users:

Remember! The above specifications are minimal, and you'll get by with them, but more sophisticated systems are better.

Browser Recommendations:




General Software Recommendations

Instructors generally recommend that students use "Microsoft Word" for papers and assignments. This program offers the greatest common denominator in terms of sending documents across different platforms. Sometimes, specific courses will have specific recommendations about software. See your course syllabus for specifics about required software. Even if you don't have the most recent release of Microsoft Word, there are add-ins that will enhance the performance of your program. For instance, as the World Wide Web becomes more commonly accessible, instructors are beginning to require students to create their own web pages, or to put their pages into html (hypertext markup language).

To order Microsoft products for your personal computer go to the following site and click "register" on the left hand side of the page.


They will send you a confirmation with a password through JSCC email.

Once you receive your confirmation you can log in and order any available software. You must use a credit card. You will only be able to order 1 copy of any available software.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Information Technology at (731) 424-3520 ext. 50294.