Computer literacy and Internet know-how are the employability skills of the 21st century. Your comfort level with electronic tools can make or break your chances at future employment.
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Being an eDegree student means:
Successful online students rely heavily on their computers to
complete their coursework. Please consider the following computer
requirements before pursuing this degree.
You should own your computer rather than use
someone else's computer to complete this degree. Plan to be
on your computer at least 20 hours a week
throughout the program. Students in Computer Technologies programs
will need a PC, not a Mac, with a Windows
operating system (Windows 7 is preferred, but not required) and
Your computer should be in good working
order. Online instructors do not give extensions for
work that is not completed because your computer is not working. It
is your responsibility to make sure it's working before you begin
Some courses require a microphone so that you
can talk to your instructors and classmates. This can be either a
microphone built into your computer or an external microphone or
GTCC Bookstore sells a USB microphone headset if you need
You need a strong Internet connection. Plan to
download attachments, listen to sound files, stream video and have
conversations over your computer. Your Internet connection should
allow you to do these things with ease.
You should have MS Word on your computer, and
we strongly recommend Excel and PowerPoint as well. GTCC
students can purchase Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010
online for $99.95 at Microsoft's The Ultimate Steal site. Online instructors
accept written assignments as Word documents, text files or PDF
files. You will need Microsoft Office 2010 and a computer with a
Windows operating system, or access to one, to complete CIS
During eLearning Orientation, you will be asked to download free
software to your computer for your courses. Your computer should
have enough memory to run all the applications