System Requirements for Online Courses

HIT/CIM Technical Requirements

Courses that require use of the AHIMA VLab may require a windows platform for certain applications within the VLAB.  The Macintosh operating system is currently incompatible with selected VLab applications.

  • As a general guideline, a computer three years old or less is best. It should be running at least Microsoft Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Mac OSX. (Note: Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and is not recommended.) Computer must be equipped with a webcam with microphone (internal or USB).
    We recommend using a standard laptop or desktop computer. We do not currently recommend using tablets and smart phones as a primary station for taking online courses. Mobile devices use "apps" which may not be able to display or run some online course content and resources.

  • MAC USERS SHOULD ENROLL IN CIS 101.

    IF YOU HAVE A WINDOWS-BASED COMPUTER (NOT MAC), YOU SHOULD ENROLL IN COMP 101.

    INFO ABOUT COMP 101. Please note that it is slightly more complicated to register for this course than for other courses because the section numbers are associated with a particular version of Office. You must have the right hardware and software, and register for the correct section for that hardware/software.

    IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL CRN # SECTIONS for SPRING and FALL Courses: 

    1. As soon as you register for either Spring or Fall, send an email to COMPOnline@pipeline.sbcc.edu . Use the following subject line: COMP 101 ONLINE, CRN# (Please include your CRN number). You will be sent detailed hardware and software requirements, the online orientation, along with instructions on how to log in and get started plus book/supply details.  Order your books and check your software as soon as possible!
    2. Most of the COMP 101 courses are fully online (except one face-to-face course; check the SBCC website for details) and have NO on-campus meetings, so you must have the correct software to take the class. See notes above.
    3. This course IS NOT self-paced. There are specific deadlines. So, you must begin working by the first week of the semester or you will be dropped from the course.

     

    If you have any further questions about the Spring or Fall COMP 101 courses, you should email COMPOnline@pipeline.sbcc.edu

    IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL CRN # SECTIONS for SUMMER Courses: 

    1. As soon as you register for either Summer section, send an email to labelletti@pipeline.sbcc.edu . Use the following subject line: COMP 101 ONLINE, CRN# (Please include your CRN number). You will be sent detailed hardware and software requirements, the online orientation, along with instructions on how to log in and get started plus book/supply details.  Order your books and check your software as soon as possible!
    2. This is a fully online class and has NO on-campus meetings, so you must have the correct software to take the class. See notes above.
    3. This course IS NOT self-paced. There are specific deadlines. So, you must begin working by the first week of the semester or you will be dropped from the course.

     

    If you have any further questions about the Summer COMP 101 courses, you should email labelletti@pipeline.sbcc.edu

  • A satellite, DSL, or cable connection or higher is best. Dial-up connections are not recommended, and will be problematic. If you rely on your employer's Internet connection, be aware that firewall restrictions and policies may exist that prevent you from accessing all or part of your course, using our online tools.

  • We recommend that you install Google Chrome.

  • Depending on your course and instructor, you may have to purchase software. Contact the instructor for this info, or look at the course description page located on the SBCC course schedule page.

    Additionally, many instructors post lecture materials online in various file formats (typically PowerPoint, Word or PDF files). To open these files, you will need the appropriate software or software viewer plug-in.

  • See the Plug-in Check section on our Technical Requirements page for links to download specific plug-in software.
    Note: Please check with course instructor and review course syllabus carefully to ensure you have any required or recommended software and/or hardware

Note: Please check with course instructor and review course syllabus carefully to ensure you have any required or recommended software and/or hardware

If you have any technical questions, please go to support.sbcc.edu/contact and complete the request for technical help form.