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Computer Requirements

All new or incoming VCOM students are required to have a Windows®-based laptop that is not greater than 3 years old.  In addition, any new laptops purchased by current students must meet or exceed the VCOM computer requirements listed below.

Macintosh computers/laptops are not appropriate because many of our educational software programs do not operate dependably on the Mac platform. We therefore cannot support a Mac and you will experience great difficulty in certain arenas (including testing) if you do not have a Windows®-based laptop.  This has the potential to adversely affect your grades and accommodations are not made for Macs or older computers–so you must have a Windows-based laptop to be successful.

Due to the VCOM curriculum and testing software we require, these minimum hardware requirements should be met to be successful.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Operating System Windows® 7, 8.1, 10 (x64)
RAM 8 GB or Higher
Hard Disk 128 GB or Higher SSD or Hybrid
Processor Intel i5 or Higher
Network Wireless 802.11a/g/n dual band (802.11 AC recommended)

Additional Highly Recommended Accessories:

  • 128 GB+ External Hard Drive for file back up
  • Personal Printer
  • 4 GB+ USB Memory stick