Arizona School of Health Sciences – Residential

Minimum Technology Specifications for 2017-2018

You are required to own a laptop computer for your coursework at Arizona School of Health Sciences. Although ATSU doesn’t require any specific model or brand of computer, below are the minimum specifications you will need (for both computers and iPads). Please note these are minimum specs, not recommended specs and that you can use either the Windows or Mac platform.  Any reputable business that sells computers/iPads can advise you on these specifications.

Computers

Windows computers

  • i5 Processor or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • Wireless – Dual-Band capable (Supporting 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 802 .11 ac preferred.  This is wireless protocol and is used to connect to the ATSU wireless network)
  • Windows OS (Operating System) 7 or newer
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or newer, or
    • During orientation, you will be able to request Office 365 from the Service Desk at no charge.  NOTE:  Your account will be disabled upon graduation and you will need to purchase a personal account at that time if you want to retain your data.
    • The suite of applications you receive with your Google Apps account contains Google Docs, Google sheets, and similar applications which can be used for a replacement of Microsoft Office.

Mac Computers

  • i5 Processor or better (Intel-based Processor)
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 802 .11 n or ac preferred (This is wireless protocol and is used to connect to the ATSU wireless network)
  • Mac OS (Operating system) X Mountain Lion (10.8.x) or newer
  • Microsoft Office 2016 or newer, or
    • During orientation, you will be able to request Office 365 from the Service Desk at no charge.  NOTE:  Your account will be disabled upon graduation and you will need to purchase a personal account at that time if you want to retain your data.
    • The suite of applications you receive with your Google Apps account contains Google Docs, Google sheets, and similar applications which can be used for a replacement of Microsoft Office.

These technology requirements pertain to students in these Arizona School of Health Sciences programs

  • Athletic training
  • Audiology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Physical therapy
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