Technology Requirements

*Online courses require a working computer with an up-to-date operating system and a reliable internet connection. It is strongly encouraged not to rely on a tablet for engaging in online education.

**MGA computers are PCs with Microsoft Office software. Students using MACs must find alternate programs that are compatible with Microsoft Office software to send and receive documents.

Hardware and Peripherals:

  1. Desktop or laptop
  2. Windows 7 or later (or comparable if using MAC)
  3. 8GB RAM or greater recommended
  4. Reliable internet connection (preferably a cable/broadband connection)
  5. Webcam
  6. Speakers or headphones
  7. Access to a printer as needed


  1. Competent in basic Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  2. Competent in use of email, including attachments
  3. Competent in use of Google Docs/Dropbox/OneDrive or similar document storage options
  4. Adobe® Reader DC or later
  5. Up to date browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari (if using a MAC), etc.

Technology Competencies:

  1. Competent in scanning/saving documents to PDF
  2. Method for scanning documents (can use various apps or printer/copier/scanner)
  3. Competent in basic searching of online research databases