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Below is a list of computer requirements and additional software programs and plug-ins that you can download right from this page. You may need additional software for specific courses. Your instructor will tell you whether specialized software is needed for each course. Click on the title of the software or the image to go to a download site.


MEDIA PLAYERS: You will need one of the media players below to view videos and play sound files or music.

Windows Media Player

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VLC Media Player

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Real Player

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WEB ANIMATION VIEWERS: Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Shockwave Player are plugins used to view content created with Adobe Flash.

Flash logo 

Shockwave player icon 


MICROSOFT OFFICE VIEWERS: Microsoft Office viewers have been discontinued. You can use Microsoft's mobile apps.
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Microsoft PowerPoint icon Word Viewer, PowerPoint Viewer and Excel Viewer have been retired. These Viewers will no longer be available for download or receive security updates. To continue viewing Office files for free, we recommend installing the Office apps or storing documents in OneDrive or Dropbox, where Word Online, Excel Online or PowerPoint Online opens them in your browser. For the mobile apps, visit the store for your device.

ADOBE READER: This plug-in allows you to open, view, and print Adobe PDF files.  7-ZIP: This program will allow you to un-compress files that were compressed in a "ZIP" file format.​
Adobe Reader
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