Central Coast Physician Assistant Program

Minimum technology specifications for 2021 – 2022

You are required to own a laptop computer for your coursework by July 21, 2021 (first day of orientation). Although ATSU doesn’t require any specific model or brand of computer, below are the minimum specifications you will need. For students using financial assistance, the financial aid budget provides $1500 towards the purchase of a laptop. You will not receive these funds until matriculation.  Any reputable computer dealer can assist you with the specifications.

Windows computers

  • i5 Processor or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows OS (Operating System) 10
  • Microsoft Office 2019
    • 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 it will be disabled upon graduation. 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 may not be used to substitute for MS Office.  Office 365 is fine.
  • DSL, cable, or other high-speed internet
  • Webcam
  • Headset

Mac computers

  • i5 Processor or better (Intel-based Processor)
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Microsoft Office 2019 or newer
    • You can access Office 365 at no charge. Click here for instructions 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 GSuite for Education account may not be used to substitute for MS Office.  Office 365 is fine.
  • DSL, cable, or another high-speed internet
  • Webcam
  • Headset
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