Minimum Technology Requirements:

Students are expected to have continuous access to a computer and the internet in order to take full advantage of the instructional delivery opportunities provided by our various programs. As a result of the increasing emphasis on mobility in today's technology marketplace, a notebook computer (laptop) is strongly recommended.


Email Accounts:
Upon admission to the university, students are issued UHV email accounts. A student's email name and password will allow access to UHV email, the electronic library, various UHV web applications, and online courses. Additionally, all formal university communication is conducted through the UHV email account.

Minimum Recommended Computer & Software Recommendations:
Students must have individual and personal access to a computer with internet connectivity for file management, email, and online course activities. High-speed internet access is strongly recommended if available.

The following hardware and software specifications are recommended:

PC Hardware Configuration:
  • Processor speed: 2 GHz Pentium 4 (compatible) or higher
  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM or higher
  • Hard drive: 60 GB or higher
  • 56 kbps modem minimum; however, high-speed strongly recommended, e.g., cable modem, DSL, or LAN network interface
  • DVD-ROM/CD-RW minimum; DVD-RW recommended
  • USB port(s); USB 2.0 recommended
  • Sound card with speakers
  • Screen resolution set to 1024X768 or higher
  • Webcam
  • Headset microphone
  • USB Flash drive for data storage/transfer; 512 MB or higher recommended
Mac Hardware Configuration:
  • Processor: Intel 1.33 GHz or higher
  • Operating System: Mac OS X - 10.4.8 or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM or higher
  • Hard drive: 60 GB or higher
  • 56 kbps modem minimum; however, high-speed strongly recommended, e.g., cable modem, DSL, or LAN network interface
  • DVD-ROM/CD-R minimum; DVD-RW recommended
  • USB port(s); USB 2.0 recommended
  • Sound card with speakers
  • Screen resolution set to 1024X768 or higher
  • Webcam
  • Headset microphone
  • USB Flash drive for data storage/transfer; 512 MB or higher recommended
Software:
  • Microsoft Office Suite 2007 or higher (Office Home or Student 2007 version acceptable with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or higher (free)
  • Adobe Flash Player 8 or higher (free)
  • QuickTime Player (free)
  • Windows Media Player 10 or higher (free)
  • Java 1.5 or higher (free)
  • Up-to-date anti-virus software (free or paid)
  • Up-to-date anti-spyware software (free or paid)
  • Compression (ZIP) utility software (free or paid)
  • Internet Browsers: Internet Explorer 6 or higher (free) WIN, Firefox 2 or higher (free) WIN/MAC, or Safari 2 or higher (free) MAC