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Additional Requirements for Students Enrolling in Programs with Blended Modules or Courses

Students who are taking blended learning modules or courses must also:

  1. Complete the online New Student Training (NST) course or the New Student Canvas Orientation (for programs that have transitioned to Canvas), which includes exercises for students to test accessibility and become familiar with navigation in all areas of blended modules or courses; and
  2. Confirm that the student’s equipment meets the specific computer requirements with acceptable hardware and software configuration and internet access, as follows:

 

System and Browser Requirements

Hardware/Software Recommended Minimum
Operating System • Windows 10 (latest stable release) (64-bit)
• Mac OS X 10.16 or higher (64-bit)
• Windows 10 (64-bit)
• Mac OS X 10.13 (64-bit)
Processor Intel i7 (64-bit)
Amd Ryzen 7 (64-bit)
Intel i5 (64-bit)
Amd Ryzen 5 (64-bit)
Memory 8 GB of RAM or higher 4 GB of RAM
Monitor Resolution 1920 x 1080 or higher 1024 x 768
Free Hard Disk Space 20 GB or higher of free space 10 GB of free disk space
Additional Hardware and Accessories • External mouse
• Power bank
• Protective sleeve or padded bag
• Speakers and microphone or headset
• Webcam
• Power cord / charging cord / charger
Internet Connection Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 3 Mbps or higher Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection
Internet Browser • Google Chrome (latest stable release)
• Mozilla Firefox (latest stable release)
• Microsoft Edge 88+
• Safari 13+
Microsoft Office All active ACC students are provided with a free copy of Microsoft Office 365. You can download Office by logging into your ACC email. All active ACC students are provided with a free copy of Microsoft Office 365. You can download Office by logging into your ACC email.
Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest stable release). Acrobat Reader may be required for course documents within Canvas. You can download Reader for free from the Adobe website. Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest stable release). Acrobat Reader may be required for course documents within Canvas. You can download Reader for free from the Adobe website.
Accessibility Technology (if needed) JAWS (latest stable release) • Visit the Microsoft website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost)
• Visit the Apple website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost)
Third-party Electronic Publishers Your instructor may choose to include an electronic publisher (for example, a collection of readings, articles, video clips). Because the electronic publisher content varies, you may or may not have additional system requirements. Check with your instructor or with the third-party publisher for specific requirements. Your instructor may choose to include an electronic publisher (for example, a collection of readings, articles, video clips). Because the electronic publisher content varies, you may or may not have additional system requirements. Check with your instructor or with the third-party publisher for specific requirements.
Third-party Assessment (quiz, test, or exam) Additional Software
Your program may require third-party examination software to be downloaded, such as: Respondus Lockdown Browser, Respondus Monitor, atiSECURED, ExamSoft, or similar. During examinations using a third-party software, status bar updates, tabbing, cookies, microphone, speakers and camera may be required to be enabled.
Device Registration with ACC
All personal devices used for assessment must be registered with ACC IT department to ensure capability and software requirements are met (Machine and User Authentication). Students will be allowed to register up to two devices.
Device Types and Size Requirements*
Acceptable devices used for assessment include laptops (PC or Mac) with a minimum screen size of 11 inches.
*Please note a chromebook or tablet may NOT be used for assessments.
Additional Software
Your program may require third-party examination software to be downloaded, such as: Respondus Lockdown Browser, Respondus Monitor, atiSECURED, ExamSoft, or similar. During examinations using a third-party software, status bar updates, tabbing, cookies, microphone, speakers and camera may be required to be enabled.
Device Registration with ACC
All personal devices used for assessment must be registered with ACC IT department to ensure capability and software requirements are met (Machine and User Authentication). Students will be allowed to register up to two devices.
Device Types and Size Requirements*
Acceptable devices used for assessment include laptops (PC or Mac) with a minimum screen size of 11 inches.
*Please note a chromebook or tablet may NOT be used for assessments.
Mobile Device Use and Support Mobile device is defined as a smartphone or tablet computer. Mobile device use is acceptable for classroom learning activities if allowed by the faculty. However, mobile devices may NOT be used for any assessment (quiz, text, or exam). Full mobile support for Canvas course content varies by course and third-party publisher.
• Mobile Apps. Recent versions for iOS or Android are supported for various mobile applications such as Canvas mobile and the official American Career College app. Review the guidelines in the Google Play store or Apple App store for specific device requirements.
• Mobile Browsers. Full mobile support for Canvas course content varies by course, third-party publisher, and proctored
examination requirements. For current Canvas mobile browser support information, visit the Canvas Community at community.canvaslms.com.
Mobile device is defined as a smartphone or tablet computer. Mobile device use is acceptable for classroom learning activities if allowed by the faculty. However, mobile devices may NOT be used for any assessment (quiz, text, or exam). Full mobile support for Canvas course content varies by course and third-party publisher.
• Mobile Apps. Recent versions for iOS or Android are supported for various mobile applications such as Canvas mobile and the official American Career College app. Review the guidelines in the Google Play store or Apple App store for specific device requirements.
• Mobile Browsers. Full mobile support for Canvas course content varies by course, third-party publisher, and proctored
examination requirements. For current Canvas mobile browser support information, visit the Canvas Community at community.canvaslms.com.
Hardware/Software: Operating System
Recommended • Windows 10 (latest stable release) (64-bit)
• Mac OS X 10.16 or higher (64-bit)
Minimum • Windows 10 (64-bit)
• Mac OS X 10.13 (64-bit)
Hardware/Software: Processor
Recommended Intel i7 (64-bit)
Amd Ryzen 7 (64-bit)
Minimum Intel i5 (64-bit)
Amd Ryzen 5 (64-bit)
Hardware/Software: Memory
Recommended 8 GB of RAM or higher
Minimum 4 GB of RAM
Hardware/Software: Monitor Resolution
Recommended 1920 x 1080 or higher
Minimum 1024 x 768
Hardware/Software: Free Hard Disk Space
Recommended 20 GB or higher of free space
Minimum 10 GB of free disk space
Hardware/Software: Additional Hardware and Accessories
Recommended • External mouse
• Power bank
• Protective sleeve or padded bag
Minimum • Speakers and microphone or headset
• Webcam
• Power cord / charging cord / charger
Hardware/Software: Internet Connection
Recommended Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 3 Mbps or higher
Minimum Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection
Hardware/Software: Internet Browser
Recommended • Google Chrome (latest stable release)
• Mozilla Firefox (latest stable release)
Minimum • Microsoft Edge 88+
• Safari 13+
Hardware/Software: Microsoft Office
Recommended All active ACC students are provided with a free copy of Microsoft Office 365. You can download Office by logging into your ACC email.
Minimum All active ACC students are provided with a free copy of Microsoft Office 365. You can download Office by logging into your ACC email.
Hardware/Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Recommended Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest stable release). Acrobat Reader may be required for course documents within Canvas. You can download Reader for free from the Adobe website.
Minimum Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest stable release). Acrobat Reader may be required for course documents within Canvas. You can download Reader for free from the Adobe website.
Hardware/Software: Accessibility Technology (if needed)
Recommended JAWS (latest stable release)
Minimum • Visit the Microsoft website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost)
• Visit the Apple website for details (third-party software may have an additional cost)
Hardware/Software: Third-party Electronic Publishers
Recommended Your instructor may choose to include an electronic publisher (for example, a collection of readings, articles, video clips). Because the electronic publisher content varies, you may or may not have additional system requirements. Check with your instructor or with the third-party publisher for specific requirements.
Minimum Your instructor may choose to include an electronic publisher (for example, a collection of readings, articles, video clips). Because the electronic publisher content varies, you may or may not have additional system requirements. Check with your instructor or with the third-party publisher for specific requirements.
Hardware/Software: Third-party Assessment (quiz, test, or exam)
Recommended Additional Software
Your program may require third-party examination software to be downloaded, such as: Respondus Lockdown Browser, Respondus Monitor, atiSECURED, ExamSoft, or similar. During examinations using a third-party software, status bar updates, tabbing, cookies, microphone, speakers and camera may be required to be enabled.
Device Registration with ACC
All personal devices used for assessment must be registered with ACC IT department to ensure capability and software requirements are met (Machine and User Authentication). Students will be allowed to register up to two devices.
Device Types and Size Requirements*
Acceptable devices used for assessment include laptops (PC or Mac) with a minimum screen size of 11 inches.
*Please note a chromebook or tablet may NOT be used for assessments.
Minimum Additional Software
Your program may require third-party examination software to be downloaded, such as: Respondus Lockdown Browser, Respondus Monitor, atiSECURED, ExamSoft, or similar. During examinations using a third-party software, status bar updates, tabbing, cookies, microphone, speakers and camera may be required to be enabled.
Device Registration with ACC
All personal devices used for assessment must be registered with ACC IT department to ensure capability and software requirements are met (Machine and User Authentication). Students will be allowed to register up to two devices.
Device Types and Size Requirements*
Acceptable devices used for assessment include laptops (PC or Mac) with a minimum screen size of 11 inches.
*Please note a chromebook or tablet may NOT be used for assessments.
Hardware/Software: Mobile Device Use and Support
Recommended Mobile device is defined as a smartphone or tablet computer. Mobile device use is acceptable for classroom learning activities if allowed by the faculty. However, mobile devices may NOT be used for any assessment (quiz, text, or exam). Full mobile support for Canvas course content varies by course and third-party publisher.
• Mobile Apps. Recent versions for iOS or Android are supported for various mobile applications such as Canvas mobile and the official American Career College app. Review the guidelines in the Google Play store or Apple App store for specific device requirements.
• Mobile Browsers. Full mobile support for Canvas course content varies by course, third-party publisher, and proctored
examination requirements. For current Canvas mobile browser support information, visit the Canvas Community at community.canvaslms.com.
Minimum Mobile device is defined as a smartphone or tablet computer. Mobile device use is acceptable for classroom learning activities if allowed by the faculty. However, mobile devices may NOT be used for any assessment (quiz, text, or exam). Full mobile support for Canvas course content varies by course and third-party publisher.
• Mobile Apps. Recent versions for iOS or Android are supported for various mobile applications such as Canvas mobile and the official American Career College app. Review the guidelines in the Google Play store or Apple App store for specific device requirements.
• Mobile Browsers. Full mobile support for Canvas course content varies by course, third-party publisher, and proctored
examination requirements. For current Canvas mobile browser support information, visit the Canvas Community at community.canvaslms.com.

 

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