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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.

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.

At-Home Computing 

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  
Culinary Arts 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
Horticultural Production Yes  
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  
Practical Nursing 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
    RAM 8 GB
    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 ( after July 10 for more information and FAQs related to all technology requirement categories.