Technical Requirements


  1. Make sure you and your computer are ready

Here are some technical requirements that you and your computer should meet to ensure that you are both ready for the distance learning challenge.

1.1. Hardware & Software Requirements

1.1.1. Your Operating System

If using a Windows Computer the Operating system can be Windows 7 or Windows 10. If using an Apple Computer, use Mac OSX 10.7 or newer.

How do I get information about my Computer Hardware and Software?

Go to Start Menu and Click on My Computer and Select Properties to launch System Properties. Click on the General Tab. All details about your computer including your System OS Version, RAM Memory, and Processor information.

In an Apple computer – Open the Apple icon on the toolbar. Click on About this Computer

1.2.2. Your Internet Browser.

The Internet Browser is the program that you use to Browse or Navigate the Web. Most common browsers are Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

We recommend using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome .  

If you use Mozilla Firefox:

Visit the Mozilla Website to check for the latest version.

To identify the one installed in your Computer: Open Mozilla Firefox  Press ALT+H, and then click About Mozilla Firefox.

If you have any issues using a Browser, try to use another one.

  1. About your Security while browsing the Internet.

Because of the high number of security risks, like viruses, malware and other threats, you have to make sure that your computer is running the latest version for every piece of software installed. This applies to the Operating Systems and Applications.

The first line of defense for your protection while online is your common sense. Visit only sites that you know and trust. Most of these sites belong to known companies and institutions with high reputation. Avoid clicking on advertising banners because there’s no way to know that they really belong to whoever is claiming ownership.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Distance Learning Department at

Hialeah Campus (305) 821‐3333 Ext. 1067

Hialeah Campus (305) 821‐3333 Ext. 1049

South Campus (305) 226-9999 Ext 1310