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Computer & Internet Requirements to Participate Online

Internet Connection

DSL, Broadband or better (at least 10 Mbps Download speed & 1 Mbps Upload speed)

System Requirements

Windows support

Mac support

Printer & Scanner

Have a within reach to print out class handouts

Recommended Webcam & Headset


Software packages:
MS Word
Adobe Reader

Operating System

Windows XP or newer

Web Browser (free online)

Mozilla Firefox (latest version)


A volunteer to practice with from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm daily (Pacific time).

**It is generally required that you enroll for online participation at least 4 weeks in advance of the course start date, this will enable us to check out your internet connection and computer equipment.

However, exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. If you would like to participate in this course ONLINE, and are unable to give us 4 weeks’ notice, we may accept your enrollment on a conditional basis. Since we may not have the time or ability to test your internet connection or your computer equipment before the start of class, we cannot guarantee that your system will work correctly for class. If we find that your internet connection or equipment is not working well enough to give you a good experience, we will have to withdraw you from the course (unless you can get it up to standard right away). Hence, we highly recommend the 4 weeks early registration. With this in mind, register as early as you can in order to give us the most time possible to check out your system to help ensure we have the best learning experience possible.

NOTE: In order for you the have the best experience in this class, you need to have the minimum requirements as listed above.

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