At PA College, technology and health sciences go hand-in-hand. Learn more about our online services and information systems.
The Information Technology Services (ITS) team is an integral part of the College, providing access to and facilitating the usage of all the College’s technology. Our goal is to provide an integrated computing experience for our students, faculty and staff.
Our campus has been setup to provide many collaborative opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom for students who bring their own electronic devices. The College is dedicated to using technology throughout the curriculum; computers are used extensively in class and clinical assignments. Wireless access is available throughout the College campus for use with personal electronic devices. We also provide multiple computer lab style classrooms as well as numerous computer workstations in learning common areas for students to use in their academic work. PA College supports accessibility to technology resources and strives to provide state-of-the-art, environmentally sound facilities for all members of the College Community.
*Students are required to bring personally owned computing and mobile devices onto the campus to access PA College resources. More information on this bring your own device (BYOD) initiative can be found below.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
What is BYOD?
Bring your own device (BYOD) initiative requires PA College students to bring personally owned computing and mobile devices onto the campus to access PA College resources.
Over the next year, the College will be requiring all students to have their own electronic device on campus which will integrate into learning, testing, and navigation as a student. Most students are already using electronic devices on a regular basis both in and out of the classroom, so this transition will be a smooth one.
What is required for BYOD?
Each student is required to have a fully functioning laptop with them during each class.
Students who are utilizing a PC or Mac must meet the following minimum requirements for their device. Please note, iPads, tablets, Chromebooks and “Windows S Mode” are not supported due to software compatibility and should not be purchased/used on campus.
- WiFi capable
- Up-to-date operating system: Windows 10 or 11, or Mac OS X 10.15 or later (64-bit processor)
- Latest vendor-supported versions of an internet browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge
- Up-to-date antivirus/malware software
- Webcam and microphone
We recommend that laptops are no more than two years old and include a screen that’s at least 10” or bigger. Laptops purchased in the last two years are most likely to meet the minimum requirements. Most electronic stores, such as Best Buy or Apple, can assist with finding a device that works best for your needs and in accordance with these requirements.