Technical Requirements

Operating System Requirements

Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/2008

  • Intel Pentium 3 class CPU or better, or equivalent AMD CPU
  • 32 MB available RAM
  • 20 MB available disk space
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Windows Vista capable system
  • 32 MB available RAM
  • 20 MB available disk space

Mac OS X

  • G3 CPU or better
  • Mac OS X (Intel), 10.2.8, 10.3.4 – 10.3.9, 10.4.9 or 10.5.4
  • 50 MB available RAM
  • 20 MB free disk space8

* Students enrolled in courses that include Medisoft or MEDCIN in the curriculum must have access to a PC to utilize these programs.

Linux

  • Intel Pentium 3 class CPU or better, or equivalent AMD CPU
  • 32 MB available RAM
  • 10 MB available disk space
  • A mainstream Linux distribution with:
  • Qt library version 3.3.3 or greater.
  • X11 library version 6.2 or greater
  • libc version 6

Online Learning Environment Requirements

  • Internet access with a 28.8K modem or faster. (A minimum 56k modem is recommended to download components such as audio files.)
  • Ability to accept browser cookies.
  • JavaScript enabled on your Web browser.
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash Player
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader
  • Set your browser to refresh at every page.
  • Not be behind a firewall that blocks cookies or blocks access to a secure server.
  • All pop-up blockers turned off.
  • Have speakers connected to your computer and turned on.

Library and Resource Materials

Ross College Online provides a current collection of reference material for student use. The virtual library contains a variety of
books and periodicals and makes it possible for all students to have access to supplementary materials without interruption.

Access to the virtual library is provided within each course.