Following is the hardware and software needed to complete your online classes
at United Tribes Technical College:
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows XP (32-bit, with Service Pack 3),
- Windows Vista.
- Windows 7.
- MAC OS 10 is supported, but there are some applications that require the
Online Schools recommend that you have administrative rights to the
computer used for college coursework. If you must use a computer over which you
do not have administrative rights (such as a library computer or a workplace
computer), you may experience difficulties with needed functions, such as
installing plug-ins. Students using library or workplace computers will have
limited support options due to access limitations on such networks. Check with
your workplace IT department to ensure that you may access course materials from
your company’s network.
Microsoft Office 2007 Professional for Windows.
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac is an acceptable option for many courses.
ISP account for Internet access and email address.
(See more on Internet connectivity specifications below.) For optimal course
performance for undergraduate nursing students, network ports 8085 and 5272
should not be blocked. Check with your ISP to ensure that these ports are
A valid email address, which is checked frequently,
is required for participation in components of your coursework. Students have the option of using their own email address or requesting a UTTC student email account. If you
change your email address, you must supply the correct address to UTTC Student
Services. You can access your university student email account by logging in to
the student portal and clicking the My Student Email link.
Other browsers, including the AOL browser, Opera, Google Chrome, and Safari
for Windows, are NOT currently supported for some components of your coursework.
You may use AOL for your ISP, but you should use either IE or Firefox browser
versions listed above. As new browser versions are released, announcements will
be issued to notify students when the new versions have been tested and may be
See below for required Browser settings.
The following plug-ins are required for many of the
resources available in your online courses:
All plug-ins needed to participate in components of your online classes are
available at no additional cost. It is recommended that you review the list of
plug-ins and install them prior to beginning your coursework.
Your screen resolution (size) should be set at
minimum 1024 x 768 or higher.
Supported Computer Security Options (Windows): Anti-virus, firewall,
Recommended and supported: