Hardware Requirements 

To enroll and participate in classes online, you must use a personal desktop computer or laptop (PC or Mac) with at least 8 GB of random access memory (RAM) and 60 GB of free hard-drive space (additional space may be needed for course-related files).* It is also required to have a sound card with speakers, webcam and microphone for assignments, communication and examination.

In the Worsham College online learning environment, computer software and hardware allows you to communicate clearly and effectively with faculty, staff, and other students. It is the vehicle by which you submit all course assignments. Without the appropriate software and hardware, you will not be able to access course materials, collaborate with faculty, and complete assignments for submission and grading.
The use of public access computers (for example public library computers) may not permit access to certain course materials or systems due to security limitations.
Because online learning tools at Worsham College are mobile responsive, students may use mobile devices such as tablets (e.g., iPad), mobile phones, and notebook computers (e.g., Chromebooks) to perform some academic activities and thereby supplement the use of a desktop computer or laptop. However, a desktop computer or laptop must remain your primary device for studies at Worsham College.
Please note that to install and use mobile apps for your studies at Worsham College, your mobile device must meet the apps’ hardware, storage, and data requirements. Data rates may apply; check with your mobile service provider.

*Please note: Worsham College Technical Support is not available to offer guidance or technical support concerning the use of microphones or webcams. Students should understand how to operate the built-in features and/or external equipment prior to using them in the classroom environment.

Internet Access

  • It is essential that students have a strong reliable internet connection since all content is web based. 
  • A minimum bandwidth of 8 Mbps download/2 Mbps upload speed is suggested.
  • The use of public access internet (for example, at restaurants and public institutions such as libraries), satellite and cellular connections may result in slowness or errors (timeouts, access problems) when accessing the classroom and course materials.

Software Requirements

Operating System:

    MINIMUM   RECOMMENDED
  Microsoft® Windows   Windows 7   Windows 10 or higher
  Apple® MacOSx   MacOSx 10.10   Latest version

Web browser:

  WINDOWS BROWSER   MINIMUM   RECOMMENDED
  Google® Chrome * Required for Exams   48 or higher   Latest version
  Mozilla® Firefox   45 ESR   Latest version
  Internet Explorer   10 or higher   Latest version
  Microsoft® Edge   38 or higher   Latest version
  MAC OSX BROWSER   MINIMUM   RECOMMENDED
  Apple® Safari   8 or higher   Latest version
  Google® Chrome *Required for Exams   48 or higher   Latest version
  Mozilla® Firefox   45 ESR   Latest version

Worsham College only supports the browsers listed above.

Please note that newer browser versions incorporate security fixes and newer technologies, which may often lead to a better user experience. Current browser versions are highly recommended when the option is available.

Additional Software:

All courses require Microsoft Office (specifically Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint). The student may use the school provided Microsoft Office 365 online version or a personal license of Microsoft Office 2010 or more current.


Students enrolled in Anatomy and Restorative Art courses will utilize Visible Body software throughout the program. The corresponding course syllabi will provide directions to students to download and navigate the software.

An up to date installation of Adobe® Reader

An up to date installation of the Adobe®Flash plug-in

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Updated August 2020

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