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Technology Requirements

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.

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.

At-Home Computing

If your program is not a part of the BYOD or College-Owned Device programs below, 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.

See more about At-Home-Computing requirements

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.

The following are the current BYOD programs:

  • Agribusiness
  • Business Administration Diplomas
  • Business Administration Advanced Diplomas
  • Civil Technician and Civil Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
  • Horticultural Production
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Land and Water Management
  • Office Administration Programs
  • Practical Nursing
  • Sustainable Food Systems

See more about BYOD Requirements

College-Owned, Student Loaned Device Programs

For these programs, students will be issued a college-owned portable computer for use in the program. For the 2020-21 school year, 1st-year Interactive Media Arts and Communications Engineering Technology fall into this category.

See more about College-Owned Device programs

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.


There are two general college policies that are relevant for students as it pertains to 'bring your own device' (BYOD) and use of college IT resources:

  1. G49 - Acceptable Use of Information Technology (IT) Resources
  2. G61 - ITS Support for BYOD Programs

You can find those policies toward the bottom of our Academic Policies webpage.