CCTP-Teacher’s Aide Professional Program

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Our Complete Career Training Programs (CCTP) include both the training you need and the skills you will want in order to be prepared for your new career. We have taken online career programs to a whole new level by bundling our Career Training with Personal Enrichment courses to ensure you have a diversified learning experience.

Our mentor-supported career courses focus on the industry standards that prepare you for your chosen career or certification. You will also get our smaller, four-week long, instructor-led personal enrichment courses to further your employment training.

Sign up today for this all-inclusive career training program!

Child & Adolescent Development

Our Child and Adolescent Development course encourages students to use current research to think critically about developmental theories and practices. You will explore which nutritional, physical, parental, educational, societal, and other factors will lead to optimal physical, cognitive, and psychosocial outcomes for the next generation of children. Whether you have children of your own, or are interested in a career with children or adolescents, this is an ideal choice to help you learn more. Our curriculum will provide a thorough introduction on the various levels of child and adolescent development.

Prerequisite(s): None


Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

Our Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition course explores the role of early childhood educators in fulfilling the nutrition, health and safety needs of young children in their care. This course identifies the professional standards of the field and discusses best practices for applying them in the early care setting.  Students will learn how to teach healthy practices and to promote the overall wellness of children. Our Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition course is for anyone who works in a role that touches children's lives. The material is based on the most current research and reflects the latest developments in health, safety and nutrition as well as their application in multiple settings.

Prerequisite(s): None

Teacher's Aide

There are a number of teacher’s aide jobs that directly assist teachers, administrators, and instructors that are vital to the successful education of students of all ages and skill levels. A teacher’s aide is an indispensable individual who performs a number of teacher’s aide jobs such as providing instructional and clerical support to classroom teachers, meeting with parents, supervising children, and/or helping teachers set up for special projects. Our Teacher’s Aide course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a paraprofessional in a classroom setting.  

Prerequisite(s): None

Classroom Management Secrets

Taking our Classroom Management Secrets course will give participants practical advice and step-by-step instructions for devising a classroom management plan that motivates their students to want to behave in the classroom.  Among many things, topics will cover important information on how to handle difficult students, how to fuel intrinsic motivation, how to teach routines, and how to be a calmer, more effective teacher.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant

Our Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant courses provides a comprehensive overview of this rewarding career in the education field. Our course covers the various ways paraprofessionals support the overall development of the child and it also introduces effective instructional strategies and behavior management techniques. Understanding ways paraprofessionals support the classroom, academically and emotionally, will help define how vital this profession is.  

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

SMART Board Training

This course is intended to teach educators or business professionals how to use the SMART Board interactive whiteboard.  SMART Board is designed to engage students and deliver unique presentations. Our course will allow participants to explore SMART Board software and learn how to create interactive lessons or presentations for the classroom and business world.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

Creating Safe Classroom Environments

As an educator, you work to make sure your students are in a physically safe classroom environment, but what about socially and emotionally? It is extremely important for students to feel valued, that their social identity and cultures are accepted, and that they are welcomed members of the classroom. Our Creating Safe Classroom Environments course helps educators gain the knowledge for building positive, trustworthy, and challenging curriculum and environments that allow students to flourish. These practices help to empower students to take charge of their own learning and goals. 


* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

** Course Subject to Change.

Child & Adolescent Development

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify historical and current perspectives of child development as well as various research methods
  • Recall the basics of genetic foundations as well as stages of development from conception to birth
  • Recognize the elements of physical development and ways to stay healthy
  • List theories of intelligence, cognitive and language development, as well as steps for information processing
  • Define the processes for the development of emotions, moral development, attachment, development of gender and play 

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the principles of integrating a healthy childhood lifestyle to achieve optimal growth and development
  • List the basics of infectious diseases and how they affect health
  • Identify the methods for maintaining a safe environment which reduces the risk of injury
  • Recall the procedures for assessing social and emotional development of children
  • Recognize the standards of nutrition and the process of planning healthy meals

Teacher's Aide

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify effective instructional techniques used in a learning environment
  • Recall techniques for developing as a paraprofessional, such proper communication skills and professional ethics
  • Define the responsibilities of a paraprofessional and recognize day to day tasks
  • Recognize methods for supporting basic math and pre-algebra skills
  • List methods for supporting primary English language and composition skills

Classroom Management Secrets

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify how to create a positive and warm learning environment through classroom management
  • Recall ways to cope with difficult students and diffuse potential conflicts
  • List the specific strategies that improve intrinsic motivation
  • Recognize classroom management techniques 

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize ways paraprofessionals support classrooms
  • Recall how to meet the needs of diverse learners in varying environments
  • Identify behavior management techniques used in the classroom
  • List the expectations and duties of a teaching assistant

SMART Board Training

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the basics of how to use a SMART Board
  • Recall how to create and work with notebook pages
  • Identify the basic tools of SMART technology
  • List the tips and shortcuts for using a SMART notebook

Creating Safe Classroom Environments

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how to create safe learning environments for social and emotional needs
  • Recall child centered teaching practices and how to cultivate diversity
  • Identify how to foster classroom relationships among educators and students
  • Recognize how to develop caring learning environments

Child & Adolescent Development

Child & Adolescent Development Module 1
Introduction to Child Development

  • Domains and Periods of Development
  • Historical Development
  • Theoretical Foundations
  • Psychoanalytic Perspective
  • Psychosocial Development
  • Learning Theory
  • Cognitive Perspective
  • Contextual Perspective
  • Biological Perspective
  • Dynamic Systems Perspective

Child & Adolescent Development Module 2
Understanding the Issues: Child Development Research  

  • Issues in Development
  • Nature and Nurture
  • Child Development Research
  • Research Methods
  • Correlational Research
  • Experimental Method
  • Developmental Research Designs
  • Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Study
  • Challenging Conclusions

Child & Adolescent Development Module 3
Genetics, Conception and Prenatal Development

  • Genetic Foundations
  • Types of Genes
  • Genetic Abnormalities
  • Conception and Pregnancy
  • Fetal Period
  • Prenatal Influences
  • Prenatal Tests
  • Infertility and Reproductive Choices
  • Adoption

Child & Adolescent Development Module 4
Birth and the Newborn

  • Variations in Birthing Practices
  • Delivery Options
  • Stages of Childbirth
  • Newborn Assessment
  • Pre-term and Low Birth Weight
  • Early Infant Care
  • Infant Nutrition and Health
  • Infant States of Arousal
  • Infant Perception

Child & Adolescent Development Module 5
Physical Development

  • General Patterns of Growth
  • Neuropsychology
  • Brain Development
  • Increased Complexity in Neural Organization
  • Maturation
  • Bowel and Bladder Control
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Vision and Speech
  • Puberty

Child & Adolescent Development Module 6
Health and Safety

  • Mortality and Prevention Efforts
  • Safety in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Illnesses
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Nutrition and Activity
  • Malnutrition
  • Overweight and Obesity in Childhood
  • Eating Disorders

Child & Adolescent Development Module 7
Cognitive Development

  • Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory
  • Stages of Cognitive Development
  • Evaluation of Theory
  • Sociocultural Theory
  • Social Constructivism
  • Zone of Proximal Development
  • Scaffolding
  • Learning in Context

Child & Adolescent Development Module 8
Cognitive Development: Information Processing

  • Information-Processing Approach
  • Memory Systems
  • Fuzzy Trace Theory
  • Memory Development Through Childhood
  • Attention
  • Executive Function
  • Cognitive Development in the Classroom
  • Metacognition

Child & Adolescent Development Module 9
Language Development

  • Theories of Language Development
  • Learning Theory
  • Language Development and the Brain
  • Fundamentals of Language Production
  • Oral Communication
  • Receptive Language
  • Language Development in Middle Childhood and Adolescence
  • The Role of Speech in Cognition
  • Literacy Skills

Child & Adolescent Development Module 10
Intelligence and Developmental Disabilities in Education

  • Intelligence: Nature and Nurture
  • Traditional Intelligence Testing
  • Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory
  • Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences
  • Extremes of Intelligence
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Developmental Disabilities and Education
  • Learning Disabilities

Child & Adolescent Development Module 11
The Developing Personality: Emotions and Temperament

  • Development of Emotions
  • Positive Emotions
  • Negative Emotions
  • Social Referencing
  • Empathy
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Temperament
  • Infant Temperament
  • Depression

Child & Adolescent Development Module 12
The Self and Moral Development

  • Foundations: Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development
  • Expansion of Erikson’s Theory
  • Development of Self
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
  • Ethnic Identity
  • Lawrence Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development
  • Carol Gilligan’s Approach

Child & Adolescent Development Module 13
Attachment, Parenting and Families

  • Attachment
  • Parenting
  • Cultural and Contextual Variations in Parenting and Discipline
  • Spanking
  • Physical Punishment
  • Child Maltreatment and Abuse
  • Family and Home Environment
  • Secular Changes
  • Blended Families

Child & Adolescent Development Module 14
Gender and Sexuality

  • Development of Gender
  • Physical Activity of Boys and Girls in Childhood
  • Differences in School Achievement and Learning
  • Romantic Relationships and LGBT Teens
  • Psychological Effects of Puberty
  • Sex
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • A Global Perspective

Child & Adolescent Development Module 15
Play, Peers, School and Media

  • Preschool
  • High/Scope Perry Preschool Project
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Play
  • Friendships and Peer Groups
  • Peer Acceptance
  • Bullying
  • Substance Abuse
  • Media and the Internet

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 1
Children’s Well-Being and Health Observations

  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • Children’s Growth and Development
  • Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Promoting Children’s Health
  • Observation as a Screening Tool
  • Daily Health Checks
  • Family Involvement
  • Health Education

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 2
Health Assessments and Special Medical Conditions

  • Health Records
  • Screening Procedures
  • Referrals
  • Inclusive Education: Supporting Children’s Success
  • Common Chronic Diseases
  • Chronic Medical Conditions

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 3
Infectious Process and Childhood Illnesses

  • Risk Factors
  • Communicable Illness
  • Stages of Illness
  • Control Measures
  • Common Communicable Childhood Illnesses
  • Common Acute Childhood Illnesses

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 4
High-Quality Environments and Safety Management

  • Identifying High-Quality Programs
  • Early Childhood Program Licensure
  • Features of High-Quality Programs
  • Guidelines for Safe Environments
  • Safety Management
  • Risk Management
  • Implementing Safety Practices
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 5
Keeping Children Safe

  • Responding to Medical Emergencies
  • Emergency Care vs. First Aid
  • Discipline vs. Punishment
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Understanding the Risk Factors for Maltreatment
  • Reporting Laws
  • Family Involvement in Health and Safety Education
  • Teacher Inservice in Health and Safety Education
  • Effective Instructional Design
  • Activity Plans

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 6
Food and Nutrients: Basic Concepts

  • Nutrition Guidelines
  • MyPlate
  • Food Labels
  • Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins
  • Children and At-Risk Nutrients
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water and Growth

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 7
Nutrition and the Young Child

  • Feeding Infants
  • Meeting the Infant’s Nutritional Needs for Growth and Brain Development
  • Feeding Time for the Infant
  • Introducing Semi-Sold Foods
  • Feeding Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School-Age Children
  • Challenges of Feeding
  • Promoting Healthy Eating Habits

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition Module 8
Developing Menus and Food Safety 

  • Developing the Menu
  • Nutritious Snacks
  • Planning the Menu Within Budget
  • Food Safety
  • Food-Related Illness
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
  • Food-Borne Illnesses
  • Rationale for Teaching Children about Nutrition
  • Developing Lesson Plans for Nutrition Activities

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Teacher's Aide

Teacher’s Aide Module 1
Effective Instruction for the Paraprofessional

  • Attributes Required of Paraprofessionals
  • Nature of the Work
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Instructional Supervision
  • Effective Instruction and Curriculum
  • Student Abilities
  • How Do I Know if Students Are Learning?
  • Effective Instruction Cycle
  • Guided Learning

Teacher’s Aide Module 2
Instruction in the Learning Environment

  • Monitoring Instructional Effectiveness
  • Relationship Between Teacher Behavior and Student Outcomes
  • Making Progress Toward Student Goals
  • Appropriate Feedback
  • Organization and Management of the Learning Environment
  • Selecting Curriculum
  • Achievement Standards and Testing
  • Learner Characteristics
  • Metacognition and Learning Styles
  • Culture, Ethnicity and Diversity
  • Social Influences

Teacher’s Aide Module 3
Student Behavior and Classroom Management

  • Effective Instruction and Its Influence on Behavior
  • Setting, Teaching and Adhering to Classroom Rules
  • Classroom Routines and Procedures
  • Recognizing and Rewarding Appropriate Behaviors
  • Praise
  • Dealing with Inappropriate Behaviors
  • Increasing Academic Learning Time
  • Transitions
  • Methods for Observation and Recording

Teacher’s Aide Module 4

  • Laws and Regulations Affecting Paraprofessionals’ Roles
  • Education at the National Level
  • State Regulations for Paraprofessionals
  • Classroom Level Regulations
  • Professional Behavior
  • Ethics
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Evaluation of Students
  • Evaluation of Adults
  • Paraprofessional Reflection
  • Improvement Goals

Teacher’s Aide Module 5
Basic Math and Pre-Algebra

  • Counting Numbers
  • Integers
  • Rational Numbers
  • Real Numbers
  • Place Value
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Exponents
  • Square Roots
  • Absolute Value
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percents

Teacher’s Aide Module 6
Picturing and Measuring

  • Scientific Notation
  • Measurements
  • Graphs
  • Statistics
  • Geometry
  • Word Problems
  • Performing Operations with Sets
  • Algebraic Expressions

Teacher’s Aide Module 7
Grammar Basics

  • Nouns
  • Determiners
  • Quantifiers
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Verbs
  • Verb Tenses
  • Prepositions
  • Sentences and Punctuation
  • Usage and Style
  • The Paragraph

Teacher’s Aide Module 8
Writing in Your Everyday Life

  • Writing for School
  • Writing for Work
  • Writing for Social Situations
  • Getting Creative
  • Digital World
  • Cheat Sheets

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Classroom Management Secrets

Classroom Management Secrets Problems Module 1
Creating a Positive Learning Environment

This module gives an overview of “The Classroom Management Secret” as defined by the author of the textbook.  Items of interest include how to create a positive and warm learning environment, the importance of teaching students your classroom management plan, and how to use your personality effectively in order to elicit appropriate student behaviors.

  • The Classroom Management Secret
  • The Biggest First Day of School You Can Make
  • How to Teach Your Classroom Management Plan
  • Classroom Management and the Power of Your Personality
  • How Your Classroom Environment Can Improve Behavior

Classroom Management Secrets Module 2
How to Manage Difficult Students and Conflicts

This module addresses many issues for coping with difficult students when classroom management plans are not adhered to by the difficult students.  It also addresses how to manage student conflicts among each other.

  • Why You Need to Draw a Line in the Sand with Difficult Students
  • Why You Shouldn’t Ask Misbehaving Students to Explain Themselves
  • Soul-Searching Things to Say to Difficult Students
  • Ways to Build Rapport With Difficult Students
  • How to Handle Student Drama

Classroom Management Secrets Module 3
Improving Intrinsic Motivation                                                          

This module offers specific strategies with regard to improving intrinsic motivation in students.  Some items of interest include student boredom, why micromanaging is not effective, and how to improve student attention.

  • Why Reminders Make Classroom Management More Difficult
  • Simple ways to Improve Listening
  • Things Teachers Do to Cause Boredom
  • Ways to Capture Students’ Attention
  • How to Fuel Your Students’ Intrinsic Motivation

Classroom Management Secrets Module 4
Restarting Your Classroom Management Plan

The final module describes how teachers can “restart” their classroom management plan in the middle of a school year if things are going badly.  It gives simple advice on what to do if you have lost control of your classroom.  It also encourages teachers to monitor their own personality traits that may impede their classroom management plan.

  • What to Do When You Realize You Have Lost Control of Your Classroom
  • How to Press the “Restart” Button on Classroom Management
  • Improving Classroom Management By Doing Less
  • Why You Should Never, Ever Yell at Students
  • Ways to Be a Calmer, More Effective Teacher

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 1 Chapters 1 - 2

Module one introduces you to a day in the life of a paraprofessional, including their roles and responsibilities. Strategies for building positive relationships with parents, caregivers, students and co-workers are provided, as well as professional codes of conduct for the classroom. Tips for reading body language and reducing stressful situations are also addressed.

  • Educational Collaboration
  • Professionalism in the Classroom
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Effective Communication
  • Language to Reduce Stressful Situations

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 2 Chapters 3 - 4
Diverse Classrooms and Learners

Module two discusses measures to meet the needs of diverse learners in varying environments. Personality differences, multiple learning styles and developmental disabilities, including emotional and physical disabilities are all challenges a Teaching Assistant may face. This module provides strategies for ensuring proper academic guidance and needs are being met.

  • Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
  • Working with Children with Disabilities
  • Language Diversity in the Classroom
  • Effective Instructional Strategies
  • Working One-on-One with Students

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 3 Chapters 5 - 6
Behavior Management

Module three focuses on establishing classroom rules, providing clear expectations to students and encouraging good choices and decision making. Effective and appropriate discipline strategies are discussed. Methods for keeping students safe are all addressed, such as keeping the classroom safe, proper playground safety and emergency guidelines.

  • Classroom Rules
  • Encourage Good Choices and Decision Making
  • Discipline
  • Proper Supervision
  • Student Safety

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 4 Chapters 7 - 8
School Duties

Module four addresses various school duties and additional responsibilities of a Teaching Assistant. Some of these include bus monitoring, working with the school PTA coordinating events and fundraisers and serving on school improvement teams. Finally, proctoring standardized exams and helping with student clubs are included.

  • Bus, Breakfast and Lunch Duty
  • Car Riders and Lines
  •  School PTA
  • Student Clubs
  • Standardized Exams 

SMART Board Training

SMARTBoard Training Module 1
Getting Started with Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard

Module one will touch the basics of how to use a SMART Board.  We will start at the beginning, with turning it on, calibration, setting it up and configuring the components and software. 

  • Exploring the Interactive Whiteboard
  • Introducing the Interactive Whiteboard Tools
  • Setting Up Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard
  • Configuring Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard and Components
  • Performing Basic Tasks With Your SMART Board

SMARTBoard Training Module 2
Creating Lessons and Presentations with SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning Software

In Module two, we will look at how to create and work with the notebook pages in your SMART software.  We will explore how to add your own content and work with objects within the program.  This module will allow you to discover all of the exciting components of SMART board allowing you to create exciting and interactive lessons and presentations.

  • Exploring and Working with SMART Notebook Files
  • Creating and Working with SMART Notebook Pages
  • Creating and Working with Objects
  • Adding Your Own Content to SMART Notebook Pages
  • Using Content from SMART Resources

SMARTBoard Training Module 3
Adding Interactive Tools and Collaborating Activities to Create Lessons or Presentations

Module three will go over how to access and use the basic tools of SMART technology to include: Recorder, Video Player, On Screen Keyboard, Instant Conferencing, and more!  We will look at how to include these features in your daily use.  Completing this module will help you understand the basics of using these interactive tools.

  • Displaying Files in Different Views
  • Using Presentation Tools
  • Adding Multimedia to Your Lesson or Presentation
  • Conferencing Tools
  • SMART Meeting Pro Software

SMARTBoard Training Module 4
Putting It All Together

SMART Board is a great tool!  With all of the accessories and interactions it allows you to have with your audience, it is a must have for any instructor.   Module four will give tips and shortcuts on how to use your system and will also discuss troubleshooting hints for those moments you are having a difficult time getting the system running!  Module four also provides you with many ways to use the technology to involve your audience.

  • Accessories
  • Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts
  • Ways to Involve Your Audience
  • Resources
  • Troubleshooting

Creating Safe Classroom Environments

Creating Safe Classroom Environments Module 1 
Listening and Teaching for Understanding

Classrooms are socially dynamic environments. Our first module introduces the practices of creating identity safe classrooms. We’ll discuss the theory and research behind these practices. Finally, we’ll describe how to listen to students and teach for understanding.

  • Introduction to Identity Safe Teaching Practices
  • From Theory, to Research, to Transforming Practice
  • Listening to Students’ Voices
  • Teaching for Understanding

Creating Safe Classroom Environments Module 2
Child Centered Teaching and Diversity

Module two of our course covers a variety of topics. We’ll discuss how creating cooperative environments and promoting autonomy supports student development. Also, diversity can absolutely be used as a resource for teaching.

  • Focus on Cooperation
  • Classroom Autonomy
  • Using Diversity as a Resource for Teaching
  • Using These Elements as Resources

Creating Safe Classroom Environments Module 3
Classroom Relationships

Teachers should always set high expectations for their students and these expectations should be communicated appropriately. Creating challenging curriculum helps promote high expectations. We’ll discuss these aspects in this module.

  • High Expectations and Academic Rigor
  • Challenging Curriculum
  • Teacher Warmth
  • Availability to Support Learning

Creating Safe Classroom Environments Module 4
Caring Classrooms

The final module of this course discusses how to foster a caring classroom environment. We’ll describe how to promote positive student relationships, provide emotional comfort, and prosocial development.

  • Positive Student Relationships
  • Teacher Skills
  • Emotional and Physical Comfort
  • Attention to Prosocial Development 

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.

Teacher's Aide

Upon successful completion this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the ETS’ ParaPro Assessment Certification exam. States may require additional education and experience for employment.

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player