Technology Requirements


The following computer requirements will assure your smooth online education experience. Should you have any questions or need assistance in setting up or checking your system, please contact West Technical Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (with shortened holiday hours). Just call (602) 627-4614 or (866) 881-4540, or email

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor: 2 GHz processor or faster
  • Memory: Minimum 1 GB RAM (2 GB RAM recommended)
  • Hard drive: 80 GB
  • Sound card with speakers
  • 1024x768 resolution monitor or greater and supporting video card

General Computer Requirements

  • Microsoft® Office® 2010 or newer, including Microsoft Word®, Microsoft Excel®
  • Virus protection software with current updates
  • Chrome® 24.0 or newer; Firefox® 18.0 or newer; Internet Explorer® 8.0 or newer
  • High-speed Internet access: DSL/cable; wired connection recommended
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3

Windows® Software Requirements

  • Windows 7 or newer

Mac® Operating System and Software

  • Mac OSX version 10.6 or newer

Mobile Device Requirements

  • Apple® supported devices: iPad®, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone® 4 and 4S, iPod® Touch® (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android® supported devices: Samsung® Galaxy Tab® 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer®, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”), Motorola® Xoom®, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus® 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR® runtime required: 3.2 or higher

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