Chromebooks and iPads are not sufficient to run all the software needed at CVCC.   Minimum PC specifications vary by program of study.
Internet connectivity and a personal computer are essential tools for success in today’s world.
Students are encouraged to invest in a laptop of their own, as access to a PC that meets the minimum specifications listed below is required to complete most Programs of Study at CVCC.  Financial aid may be available for the purchase of a PC at the CVCC Bookstore.  PCs are also available for student use in our Computer Lab.  Be sure to check out our information on Internet access and other Helpful Resources.
Feature
Minimum Recommended
Preferred
Processor
Intel Core i5
(Starting at $550.00 to $850.00)
Intel Core i7
(Starting at $900.00 to $1100)
Memory
8GB
16GB
Hard disk
256 GB
512 GB or larger
Wireless Networking
802.11ac
802.11ac
WebCam and Microphone
Required
Required
Video Output
HDMI or DisplayPort
HDMI or DisplayPort
Operating system
Windows 10
Windows 10
Software
Microsoft Office or Office 365, Anti‐Virus Software
Microsoft Office, Anti‐Virus Software