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Computer/Laptop Requirements

You will be required to purchase a laptop computer and related software for use throughout the program.

The use of laptop computers is an integral part of this program. It will enhance your learning and competitiveness in the job market. This universal-access approach to learning is a shared one between students and the College. Laptop and software specifications will be provided to you by the College after you are accepted into the program to ensure the laptop complies with current program requirements.

Do not purchase a laptop until you have been accepted and registered in the program.

Laptop Requirements current to June 13, 2017:
Students in this program are required to bring their own PC laptop that meets or exceeds the following specifications for the start of classes:
1) A laptop with a dual-core CPU
2) Minimum 2GB RAM (recommended 4GB)
3) DVD drive (optional)
4) Wireless N capability
5) Windows 10 operating system installed
6) Microsoft Office 2016 or University 365 installed (registered RRC students can access and install Microsoft Office for free through their online RRC HUB account - for more information, please visit https://www.rrc.ca/its/help-resources/office-365/) 
7) A web browser installed

Please note that Mac laptops, NetBooks, and tablet devices (e.g. iPads) are not acceptable. Students should arrive for orientation on the first day of classes with their laptops and at least a web browser installed and ready for use. Students are responsible for ensuring that their laptop has up-to-date antivirus/security software installed.

Also note that, for the first year COMP-1975 Business Computing class, students must purchase a custom textbook, available from the campus bookstore (be sure to get the correct book by checking the ISBN, and if you are unsure of which text to purchase, hold off on purchasing the text until classes have begun and you can confirm the best option with your Business Computing instructor during week one):

  • Title: COMP-1975 Business Computing, Custom Publication for Red River College
  • Publisher: Nelson Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780176782498

Further computer software required for the program will be provided as needed in class after the program start date. The College will also provide network access and help desk support should you require assistance. You will have on-campus access to e-mail, College networks, and the Internet.

Off-campus access to the Internet is the responsibility of the student.

Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.
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