Technology plays a key role in students' success within the program. Computers are used as the primary communication channel.


Distance Learning Requirements

MSTCO's distance learning structure requires that students use computers for communication purposes as well as to complete assignments. Therefore, to succeed in the program, students must possess very strong computer skills, Internet research skills, and basic web design skills. In addition, students should be comfortable with the recommended hardware/software and be able to download and post materials in a variety of forms.

Recommended hardware/software includes the following:

  • Internet connection (broadband recommended)
  • Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome
  • Recent version of Windows or Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or later
  • Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft FrontPage, or your choice of Web page creation software
  • FTP and WinZip (or equivalent)
  • Headset with microphone or earphones and separate microphone
  • Webcam (recommended)


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