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Students have a protected course website where supplemental reading, presentations, assignments, discussion boards  and more are located. In addition, most classes meet on regularly scheduled days for a live web conference that lasts approximately 60-90 minutes.

This means that your computer needs to meet the following minimum specifications:

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • An Internet connection is required: broadband, or DSL is highly recommended 
  • Your computer should be a minimum of a 2.6 GHz CPU with 4 GB of RAM, at least 10 Gig of free hard drive space. If you wish to keep recordings of your classes, you may need an external drive.
  • A computer microphone and headset is required and a webcam is recommended

Minimum software and OS requirements

  • A word processor that can read and write .RTF files and read and write .DOC files
  • A spreadsheet program that can read or write to the MS Excel .xls format
  • A presentation program that can read or write to the MS PowerPoint .ppt format

Windows users:

  • Windows® Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 10
  • New browsers work well. Older browsers do not. Please update your browser (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)

Macintosh Users

  • Mac OS® X 11  or newer
  • Use a new browser (no older than 2 years) (JavaScript and Java enabled)

Linux Users

  • If you are using Linux, you will be able to access the course site, but you will not be able to use the required conferencing software from GoToMeeting unless you have Wine or some other Windows emulator and know how to configure Windows applications to run under Linux.

Tablets

  • Tablets and mobile phones can access the course website and be used with the GoToMeeting software for live sessions. The drawback for these devices is that they have very limited storage, so you will need to have storage in the cloud or an external drive to save course recordings and homework. You may find it difficult to do written assignments if you do not have an external keyboard as well.

Office Software

If you do not have Microsoft Office software (for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations), you can download Libre Office for free. This excellent open source software is similar to Microsoft Office and includes Writer (equivalent to Word), Calc (equivalent to Excel) and Impress (equivalent to PowerPoint). It will read and write MS Office documents and understands .doc, .rtf, .xls and .ppt file formats.

You can also use Google Docs, Corel WordPerfect, Apple's Pages or other word processing software. You must know how to save your word processing documents to an .RTF or .DOC format so that your instructor can read your homework.

Skills

Even though students are expected to take an introduction to computers, you still need the following skills and capabilities before you begin your classes:

1. Know how to open, create, save, print, and move files on or from your computer or tablet.

2. Know how to install software on your computer.

3. Be able to access the World Wide Web (www) at least two times a week.

4. Know how to download and print documents from the internet.

5. Have an active e-mail address and know how to send and receive e-mail messages.

6. Know how to attach a file to e-mail and open a file attachment.

7. Know how to "copy and paste" text to and from office applications, the internet and e-mail.

 

 


Enrollment Information

You can pay with a credit card through Paypal or Stripe or pay by check or phone (call 425-673-4292). For general information on overall costs, click here.
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Students are entered into their course site during the week before the course beings and no later than the night before the course begins

For you to gain access to your class, we must have:

  1. Your name, address, phone number and email address (please make sure to fill these out when you register)
  2. Payment made in full
  3. For our refund and cancellation policy, click here.

These resources provide additional information on our program. 

Not all courses are offered every term. Some may be offered only once per year. We annouce courses for the following term about one month prior to the start of the term. To see the current schedule of courses, you can CLICK HERE to check the calendar. 

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