Online Learning Computer Requirements

All online learning students are required to have the proper technology that meets or exceeds the below requirements. Additional hardware and software may be required for the chosen program and/or course.

Standard Requirements

Although some mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, notebook computers) may be sufficient for some online coursework activities, a desktop computer or laptop that meet or exceed the above requirements should be the primary device for most online classroom work.


Operating System
  • Windows: 10 1803 or better
  • Mac: High Sierra or better
  • Microsoft 365, Microsoft Office 2016 or better
  • A viable anti-virus application
*Check your program and courses for additional applications
Browsers The latest version of:
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Edge
  • Safari (Mac)
Other The latest version of:
  • Adobe PDF Reader


Processor Windows and Mac: Intel i3 or better
Memory (Ram) 4GB or Better
Hard Drive Windows and Mac: At least 100 GB of free storage space or better
***It is recommended users use O365 cloud storage
Camera, Speakers, Microphone Internal or compatible external devices
Headset/Earbuds Headset with a built-in microphone


All online learning students are required to have access to a reliable high-speed Internet connection at a minimal speed of 3.0 Mbps upload and 3.0 Mbps download for viewing, screen sharing, and video/audio conferencing. Go to to test the connectivity speed for your wireless or Ethernet-connected device.

Microsoft 365

Currently enrolled students have access to Microsoft Office 365 Education addition:

  1. Visit the following page:
  2. Enter your ICC student email address
  3. Select "I'm a student"
  4. Fill out the form. First/Last name, DOB, and a code that was sent to your ICC Student Email.
  5. Click 'Skip' when asked to send invitations
  6. You will then be logged into the Office 365 Dashboard
  7. To install Office, click "Install Office" at the top right of the page

Enhanced Technology Requirement

Enhanced Technology Requirements are necessary for the following courses:

MECTK 121 MECTK 125 ENGR 113

Contact your instructor for technology requirements if you are enrolled in any of these courses that use Adobe products:

MCOM 214 MM 140 MM 230
GCOMM 250    

Enhanced Technology Example Computer

Dell Latitude 3510 laptop
Intel® Core™, 10th Generation, i5-1021OU
Windows 10 Pro
M.2 256GB PCIe Hard Drive
(File storage will utilize ICC’s OneDrive accounts)
15.6″ FHD with Camera & Mic
Backlit Keyboard
Dell Premium Pro Plus Warranty (5yrs w/accidental coverage)


Service Desk

(309) 694-5457

Mon-Thu: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
         Fri: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
         Sat: closed
         Sun: closed

 East Peoria Campus, Administrative Building, L122



Article ID: 6908
Thu 6/23/22 11:40 AM
Tue 10/4/22 9:14 AM