Now more than ever, it’s important to have accessible technology with remote capability. In preparation for a return to campus, Montco is introducing the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.

Beginning fall 2021, you will need to bring your own personal laptop to successfully complete your coursework on- and off-campus. Use of a Chromebook or cell phone is not currently recommended. Please review the technical requirements needed for your personal device and check to see if your program requires advanced hardware and/or software.

Minimum requirements

Minimum technical requirements for standard coursework*:

  • Windows 10 (non S-Mode) or Mac OSX 10.14 or newer
  • Intel or AMD equivalent processor for Windows / Intel or Apple processor for OSX.
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB solid state storage
  • Wireless networking: 802.11 a/g/n/ac/ax
  • Webcam
  • Embedded microphone and speakers (headset preferred)
  • 4- to 6-hour battery life
  • Access to high-speed internet

Don’t have your own device? Complete the Request for Technology form, and we’ll work with you to provide a device that meets the needs of your program of study.

As a registered student, the College will provide you with access to:

  • Install the Microsoft Office Suite on up to 5 personal devices.
  • The Microsoft Teams and Zoom collaboration clients.

Special program requirements

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Computer Networking and Cyber Security

Hardware requirements

  • Windows 10 (non S-Mode)
  • >=Intel i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor
  • >=16GB RAM
  • >=512GB SSD
  • Dedicated GPU with >= 4GB VRAM
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • Refer to course syllabus.

On-campus computer lab access

  • Yes

Computer Science

Hardware requirements

  • Windows 10 (non S-Mode)
  • >=Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • >=8GB RAM
  • >=256GB SSD
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • SQL

On-campus computer lab access

  • No

Electrical Engineering Science

Hardware requirements

  • Windows 10 (non S-Mode)
  • >=Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • >=8GB RAM
  • >=256GB SSD
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • Solidworks

On-campus computer lab access

  • No

Electrical Engineering Technology

Hardware requirements

  • Windows 10 (non S-Mode)
  • >=Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • >=8GB RAM
  • >=256GB SSD
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • Solidworks

On-campus computer lab access

  • No

Fine Arts

Hardware requirements

  • MacOS >=10.14 Intel >=i5 processor
  • >=8GB RAM
  • >=256GB SSD
  • GPU with at least >=2GB of VRAM
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

On-campus computer lab access

  • Yes

Information Technology

Hardware requirements

  • Windows 10 (non S-Mode)
  • >=Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • >=8GB RAM
  • >=256GB SSD
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • SQL

On-campus computer lab access

  • No

Interactive Media - Game Design

Hardware requirements

  • Windows 10 (non S-Mode)
  • >=Intel i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor
  • >=16GB RAM
  • >=512GB SSD
  • Dedicated GPU with >= 4GB VRAM
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • Autodesk Maya
  • ZBrush Core

On-campus computer lab access

  • Yes

Mass Media - Production

Hardware requirements

  • Windows 10 (non S-Mode)
  • >=Intel i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor
  • >=16GB RAM
  • >=512GB SSD
  • Dedicated GPU with >= 4GB VRAM
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite with Adobe Premiere Pro

On-campus computer lab access

  • Yes

Mass Media Studies

Hardware requirements

  • Windows 10 (non S-Mode)
  • >=Intel i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor
  • >=16GB RAM
  • >=512GB SSD
  • Dedicated GPU with >= 4GB VRAM
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite with Adobe Premiere Pro

On-campus computer lab access

  • Yes

Software Engineering

Hardware requirements

  • Windows 10 (non S-Mode)
  • >=Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • >=8GB RAM
  • >=256GB SSD
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • Refer to course syllabus.

On-campus computer lab access

  • No

Sound Recording and Music Technology

Hardware requirements

  • MacOS >=10.14.6
  • Intel >=i5 processor
  • >=16GB RAM
  • >=256GB SSD
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • Avid ProTools
  • Apple GarageBand
  • Reason
  • Melodyne

On-campus computer lab access

  • Yes

Web Development and Design

Hardware requirements

  • Windows 10 (non S-Mode)
  • >=Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • >=8GB RAM
  • >=256GB SSD
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Software requirements

  • Refer to course syllabus.

On-campus computer lab access

  • No