You will need to have consistent access to a computer with online capabilities. Internet connection speeds will affect the amount of information and the rate that information may be accessed over the Internet. If you connect to the Internet from home over a dial-up connection, the download rate for accessing documents in your online course will be significantly slower than over a broadband connection. If your online course includes accessing video or audio files, or downloading PowerPoint files, there will be a wait of several seconds to several minutes before you can view the material.
If available in your area, we strongly urge you to have a satellite, DSL, or cable modem connection. Some courses/programs are not functionally feasible to take with a dial-up connection; so please be aware that if you do not have access to a high speed internet connection, an online course may not be a good option for you.