All programs at Assiniboine have certain technology requirements. With partial remote and online learning across many programs, students will require access to computer devices at home and may be required to bring these on campus when instructed in their program. See the three main requirement categories below.
More detailed information will be posted about each program and category by July 10, 2020. This will include how to download the software required for your program. We suggest that you do not purchase a new device until this detail is provided.
NOTE: Please visit the Tools & Supplies tab on your specific program page to see your booklist, as well as your regular tools and supplies lists. Available 30 days prior to your program start date.
If your program is not a part of the BYOD or College-Owned Device programs, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam and microphone, as well as internet access, for remote learning for the theory portions of your program.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Programs
For BYOD programs, students are expected to own or acquire a laptop computer that meets the minimum technical specifications for their program and bring on campus when instructed. Additional specific technology may be required and this information will be available by July 10.
|Program / Program Area||BYOD required||Other Requirements|
|Agribusiness||Yes||Android or iPhone smartphone to download free GIS software|
|Business Administration - Diplomas (Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing)||Yes|
|Business Administration - Advanced Diplomas (Accounting, Finance, Indigenous Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing)||Yes|
|Civil Technician and Civil Technology||Yes|
|Land and Water Management||Yes||Android or iPhone smartphone to download free GIS software|
|GIS (Geographic Information Systems)||No||Android or iPhone smartphone to download free GIS software|
|Hotel and Restaurant Management||Yes|
|Interactive Media Arts - College-Owned Student Loaned Device program||See below|
|Office Administration Programs (Legal Administration, Medical Administration, Office Management, Office Skills)||Yes|
|Sustainable Food Systems||Yes|
Minimum Technical Specifications (if buying a new device)
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|CPU||Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 3|
|Hard Drive||265 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)|
|Video Camera||Integrated or external USB webcam|
|Audio||Speakers and microphone (built-in or external)|
|Wireless||Working WiFi with current standards (802.11ac)|
|Power||5 hours of battery life|
College-Owned, Student Loaned Device Programs
For these programs, students will be issued a college-owned portable computer for use in the program. The only program under this category for the 2020-21 school year is Interactive Media Arts.
The booklist, as well as the regular tools and supplies list for this program, can be found on the program page and is available 30 days prior to the program start date.
Visit this page (assiniboine.net/tech) after July 10 for more information and FAQs related to all technology requirement categories.