Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health – Post Graduate Orthodontic Program

Minimum Technology Specifications for 2020-2021

You are required to own a laptop computer for your coursework by July 13, 2020  (first day of orientation). Although ATSU doesn’t require any specific model or brand of computer, below are the minimum specifications you will need. 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 can advise you on these specifications.

Computers

For students using financial assistance, the financial aid budget provides $1000 toward the purchase of a laptop. You will not receive these funds until matriculation.

Windows computers

  • i5 Processor or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • Wireless – Dual-Band capable (Supporting 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 802 .11 ac preferred. (This is the wireless protocol used to connect to the ATSU wireless network)
  • Windows OS (Operating System) 10 or newer
  • Anit-virus software such as Avira
  • Microsoft Office 2016 or newer, or
    • When you receive your ATSU account information (This includes access to the my.atsu.edu portal and ATSU email.), you acquire access to Office 365. Please follow these instructions, if you choose to use your Office 365 account.  After November 1, following your graduation, your Office 365 account will be terminated. At that time you should either purchase a personal Office 365 account or move any files you need to save.
    • The suite of applications you receive with your GSuite for Education account contains Google Docs, Google sheets, and similar applications which can be used as a replacement for Microsoft Office.

Mac computers

  • i5 Processor or better (Intel-based Processor) 
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 802 .11 ac preferred (This is the wireless protocol used to connect to the ATSU wireless network)
  • Mac OS (Operating system) Mohave 10.14 or newer
  • Anti-virus software such as Avira
  • Microsoft Office 2016 or
    • When you receive your ATSU account information (This includes access to the my.atsu.edu portal and ATSU email.), you acquire access to Office 365. Please follow these instructions, if you choose to use your Office 365 account.  Sometime after November 1, following your graduation, your Office 365 account will be terminated. Prior to that, you should either purchase a personal Office 365 account or move any files you need to save.
    • The suite of applications you receive with your GSuite for Education account contains Google Docs, Google sheets, and similar applications which can be used as a replacement for Microsoft Office.

During orientation, ITS will assist you with network setup and installation of clinical software.

Camera and accessories

As part of your course of studies, you will be required to own a Canon camera. The following is information on the recommended camera and accessories. Since this camera is a fairly expensive investment, we recommend that you shop for the best price. However, CDWG, one of ATSU’s hardware providers, has offered a package to ASDOH Orthodontic students for the purchase of this camera. The quotes for the base camera and a camera upgrade are available below the camera specs. For students receiving financial assistance, the financial aid budget offers $1600 towards the purchase of a camera. This money is available at matriculation.

Camera Specifications

Base Camera – Canon EOS Rebel T6-EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens

Additional Camera Lens – Canon EFS macro lens 60mm

Flash – Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite – ring type (macro) flash

Extra Battery – Canon LP-E10 – camera battery – Li-Ion

3-4 –  54 mb flash memory card

Remember, you can purchase the camera and accessories from any dealer.  The quote links below are supplied by CDWG as a courtesy to ATSU students and will be honored until November 2018. To take advantage of one of these offers, simply call the telephone number on the quote and reference the quote number.

Base Camera and Accessories

Upgraded Camera and Accessories

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