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PA Program

PA Technology Requirements 2019-2020

In order to be successful in the PA Program, all students are required to have a mobile computing device throughout the Program. Students will be able to choose and purchase a device from any manufacturer that meets their learning needs, as long as it meets the minimum requirements outlined below. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he/she has a functioning device in all classes at all times, with no exceptions.

It is highly recommended that the student purchase a hardware warranty to match the length of the PA Program to cover any unforeseen hardware repair needs.

Two Technology Options:

Option 1: laptop (Mac or PC)

Option 2: Windows dedicated tablet:

A dedicated tablet is a standalone device that requires an external keyboard/touch pad/mouse and may or may not have onboard ports. Some devices have external docks/sleeves that provide the device with additional ports and battery life.

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Specifications Windows (PC) Macintosh (Mac)
Processor 5th Generation Intel i5/i7 or newer 5th Generation Intel i5/i7 or newer
Memory (RAM) 8 GB or more 8 GB or more
Storage 250 GB or more 250 GB or more
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Network Adapter: Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100
Operating System Windows 7, 8, or 10 OS 10.10 minimum
Backup Storage: 500 GB 500 GB
Integrated Webcam Yes Yes

Butler Technological discounts:

Devices That Are Not Acceptable:

  • Dedicated Tablets running Windows RT or Android operating system
  • Chromebook
  • iPad (as primary device)  

For questions contact the IT Help Desk.