Materials Requirements

Since the majority of our classes are online, you will need a fast and reliable computer and an online account to participate in our programs. Some books are also required.

Supplies

To fully participate in classes, you will need:

  • a reliable computer
  • a fast internet connection
  • DSL or cable is ideal, although not mandatory. This will make audio, video, and simultaneous activities with classmates and professors easier.
  • a microphone
  • headphones
  • headphones and microphone in one piece are especially useful
  • speakers
  • webcam to interact with professors and classmates (optional)

Software

To make your experience as stress-free as possible, make sure you have the minimum software:

MS Office suite  

Required:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Power Point

Optional:

  • Publisher
  • Access

The Northern Arizona University Bookstore offers a reduced price on the MS Office suite. Another option is to download the free, compatible Open Office suite.

Macromedia Dreamweaver for your HTML editing 

If you can’t afford Dreamweaver, ask permission from your instructor to use the similar but free program KompoZer.

Some courses may require different software programs.

Books

Your professors will provide you with a list of required textbooks when you enroll in classes.

In addition, you are expected to use the  latest version of the American Psychology Association (APA) Style throughout the entire program of studies. You can locate a book or manual that details APA Style on the web or in a bookstore.

TaskStream

If you participate in our programs, you must purchase a TaskStream account. This electronic portfolio account allows you to create a growing collection of your work.

To enroll in the appropriate TaskStream program:

  •  log in and click on "My Programs"
  • click on "Self-Enrollment Options"
  • enter the six-digit code that corresponds to your course (below)

TaskStream Enrollment Codes

To enroll in the appropriate TaskStream program, login to TaskStream and click on "My Programs", and then click on "Self-Enrollment Options". Enter the six-digit code that corresponds to your course (below). (Note: you should enroll in these TS DRFs only when you are taking the course.)

Course No. Program Code 
ETC 547A4DESC
ETC 5485YRETS
ETC 557, 558, 55989ZXJ8
ETC 567CFPCCD
ETC 657H4B4GZ
ETC 677ECY7CM
ETC 695CBGKAN

 

Note: you should enroll in these only when you are taking the course.