(Minimum) Windows XP
(Recommended) Windows 7 (Professional, Ultimate or Home Premium) or newer; or Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
Dual-core processor or better
Monitor - LCD 1024x768 resolution or higher
Video Card - 256 MB video Ram or better
(Minimum) 160 gigabytes
(Recommended) 500 gigabytes or larger
(Minimum) 2 gigabyte
(Recommended) 4 gigabytes or more
Required: Antivirus software with a subscription that keeps your computer up-to-date. Computer security risks and threats continue to rise. A vulnerable machine can be attacked and infected in a few seconds. It is your responsibility to protect your computer and your data. This helps protect the HCC's network and resources, and other Blue Dragons. Recommended: HCC has standardized on Microsoft Office 2010 for productivity software. Student versions of the software can be found online at educational rates. A link is also provided in the DragonZone student portal.
At least one of the following is required - check with where you are going to live to see what type of connection is available:
Media capable (sound, mic, webcam).
Removable storage, DVD recordable drive, USB flash drive (requires USB port), External Hard drive which meets or exceeds your hard drive capacity (for backups)
* Before any purchase, check the college/department requirements for your field of study. Macs are recommended for Art and Journalism majors.