Professional Laptop Use
Devices are issued to students on the first day of orientation for their use during the three year program. If you would prefer to use your own laptop, we ask that they meet the following requirements. Please note that TOSHIBA laptops are not recommended as they are not all compatible with the college’s network.
The laptop must meet the following minimum requirements: TOSHIBA laptops are not recommended as they are not all compatible with the college’s network.
|CPU||1 gigahertz (GHz) processor or higher|
|Memory (RAM)||2 or 4 GigaBytes or higher|
|Hard Drive||120GB or higher|
|CD/DVD||CD re-writable and DVD readable|
|Wireless||WPA/PEAP a/b/g capable|
|Software||Adobe 8 or higher, Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 2 or higher, Microsoft Office 2007|
|Operating System||Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS 10 or higher|
To connect to the network, you must have a wireless adapter in your laptop. The adapter must use either 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g to establish a connection.
The network name is “ACP” and it is encrypted with a password that changes each semester, which you will receive in your e-mail. You will also be given a unique username and password during orientation that you must use to connect.
Your computer must have an anti-virus program installed with updated virus definitions. If your computer is suspected to be infected with any malicious program your account will be suspended immediately and your computer must be inspected by the college IT department before it will be allowed back on the network.