The Surgical Technology program courses use Canvas, a web-based learning management system, for the delivery of content. Computer labs are available on campus, but will not be available during campus-wide closures. Students will need a laptop or desktop computer, tablet, or IPad in order to participate in classes. A webcam (built-in or external) is also required. If students wish to view Canvas on a device with a smaller screen, we recommend using the Canvas mobile app. Please note: it may be impossible to complete all required coursework on a mobile device. Some items in the “MINDTAP” website, a companion site for Surgical Technology textbooks, may not fully function on a mobile device or tablet.
Students must have access to the Microsoft Excel program, as well as access to a scanner or scanning app.
A printer is recommended, since printing availability on campus may be limited.
Device: Desktop, laptop, or tablet
Operating System: Windows XP SP3 and newer, or Mac OSX 10.6 and newer (avoid Chromebook). Mobile: iOS 7 and newer/Android 2.3 and newer
Browser: Google Chrome
PC or laptop tech specs:
- At least 8 MB of RAM, 16 MB is preferable
- 256 GB hard drive minimum
- Web Camera-internal or external
- Intel i5 processor-9th gen or later
IPad: 128 GB minimum
Printer: Laserjet (uses a toner cartridge-cost effective)
Note: A limited number of laptops and hotspots may be available to borrow by the quarter, more information can be found at the media center.