Computer resources required

When you apply for a course, it is your responsibility to make sure you have:

  • The basic computer resources required
  • Any course-specific computer resources required

Basic computer resource requirements

  • A Windows Vista (or later) or Mac OS X 10.7 (or later) operating system (Note: Some courses will not work with Macintosh operating systems. Please check the course description before you enroll.)
  • Access to a printer
  • A recent version of the Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers
  • The Java plugin
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or later (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.) Please check the course description to determine which software programs are required. Please note that Cégep à distance does not offer any technical support for the Apache OpenOffice suite.
  • An Internet connection of at least 2 Mbit/s* (intermediate or high speed)

* In case of uncertainty about the speed of your Internet connection, ask your Internet service provider.

Course-specific computer resource requirements

Our courses often require Microsoft Office programs and peripherals. You will find a list of required computer resources in each course description.