Technology Requirements

The following is a list of suggested system and equipment requirements you may wish to have available at home while taking the OADM program. Please note that as a VIU student, you will have access to a free download of Office 365 for your home computer. You will also have access to computers in our labs, so it is not mandatory to have a computer at home.

  • PC/Windows computer (not MAC)
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Windows 10
  • Office 365 or Office 2019 (includes Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook)
  • Printer/scanner
  • Webcam and microphone

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Chair, Terri Barber, at terri.barber@viu.ca.

Please be aware that classes start using textbooks and materials immediately, which includes accessing publisher software. Students will need to have all their courses’ required texts on the first day of class. We will cover any questions you have about textbooks at the program orientation.

Please note some texts come bundled with required access codes/publisher software. These have been noted on your text list. You may not want to purchase these texts as used books, as you will then need to contact the appropriate publisher to purchase access codes. Some codes may only be available with the purchase of a text.