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 enrol.
  • Access to webcam and a microphone.
  • A recent version of Chrome and Firefox.
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or later (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Please check the course description to determine which software programs are required. Cégep à distance offers technical support only for Microsoft Office suite.
  • An Internet connection.*

* Internet connection of at least 2 Mb/s. 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.