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Technical Requirements

If you need to upgrade your computer skills please consider taking one of the excellent introductory computer courses offered at GCC.

Hardware and operating system requirements:

  • PC running Windows XP, or Windows Vista or Windows 7, Mac running OS 9 or OS X
  • 256MB RAM (memory), 512MB or more recommended
  • 500MB of Free Disk Space
  • Display set to 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
  • Internet Connection, high speed or DSL recommended

Software: Recommended Applications and Viewers

  • Mozilla Firefox is the recommended Web browser. Supported browsers: PC: Chrome, Firefox 3.x or higher, IE 7 or higher. Mac: Chrome or Firefox
  • Word processor compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Windows Media Player
  • Quicktime Player
  • Flash Player

Required Browser Settings:

  • Allow pop-up windows from all sites
  • Allow cookies from all sites
  • Javascript enabled
  • Java Runtime Environment installed

Minimum computer skills you must have:

  • Ability to download and install files from the Internet.
  • Ability to create, save, and upload documents.
  • Knowledge in navigating the Internet.
  • Proficient in use of search engines for research.
  • Ability to send and receive e-mail with attachments.
  • File management skills: copy files from a flash drive or the Internet to a specific directory on the hard drive.
  • Word processing skills such as: how to create files, open files, save files, print files, and edit documents.