Make sure you're ready for an online class

All distance learning courses can be challenging, enriching and convenient, but they are not for everyone. They should not be seen as an easy way to earn credits. In fact, these learning environments require as much or more time and energy than traditional classroom learning.

Read the Computer Requirements section and then use our online systems tool to help you get a better understanding of what to expect from an online course.

Computer Requirements

Your computer should be able to run the latest version of Firefox or Safari.
If your computer can run the latest version of Mozilla Firefox or Safari it's powerful enough for a Parkland online course. If online streaming movie sites and interactive websites work correctly, then our courses will too.

Internet Connection

Broadband is highly recommended.
Parkland's online courses often use video or other interactive material that is best viewed over a broadband Internet connection like DSL or cable.

Wireless Connections

We do not recommend using a wireless connection when taking a test online. Your signal can be lost during the test which could result in loss of data.