E-Learning @ ATC   >>   Software/Hardware Requirements

Students who take online courses need reasonable computer competence and good study, Internet, and reading comprehension skills to be successful. Online courses also require a minimum time commitment of 10-15 hours each week of the semester. Skills specific to individual courses may also be required; for example, proficiency with a word processing package may be needed for an online English course.

There are specific computer software, Internet browser and hardware requirements associated with E-Learning @ ATC.

Software Requirements

NOTE:  Some courses require specific software that is not required by all courses. You are responsible for obtaining and installing any supplemental software required for your course. Contact the instructor for specific requirements.

Internet Browser

The ANGEL learning platform works with the following browsers.
You must use either Internet Explorer 7 (or higher) or Firefox 3 (or higher).

NOTICE: Some online/hybrid courses use books that require an "Access Key." This Access Key is ONLY available with new books, or purchased directly from the publisher. It is your responsibility to check with the instructor of your online course to determine if the course will require an Access Key. Please do this before you purchase your books for your online/hybrid classes.

Hardware Requirements

  • Pentium/AMD/Athlon processor 1.0Ghz or higher
  • 512 MB RAM  - 1 Gig preferred
  • 100 MB of free disk space (to install a browser if necessary, plus additional space for other programs if applicable)
  • DSL modem, Cable modem, or 56K modem
  • Printer (laser or inkjet)
  • CD-ROM (required for some courses)

Accessibility Statement

Athens Technical College is committed to creating an accessible online environment for all visitors to this web site.

If you have any questions, concerns, or accessibility problems, please contact Keli Fewox, kfewox@athenstech.edu.

Our web site follows industry standard techniques and best practices to provide the highest level of web site accessibility for our users. These include:

  1. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
  2. United States Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 508 standards
  3. Accessibility testing

In addition, we have implemented a Hotkey system for keyboard access. Hotkeys for this site are as follows: