General Information

    Online Courses Technical Requirements

    Participants will need reliable Internet access and a PC computer or a Macintosh with the latest version of a web browser. In addition, you will need broadband Internet connection (DSL or faster), and a soundcard and headset with attached microphone for some courses.  Some CCPE web-based courses incorporate tests, graphics, video, audio, chat room, and links supported by a web site to deliver instruction via the Internet. Below is a suggested list of recommended software to maximize your learning experience. If you need further information specific to online course technical requirements, call the CCPE Help Desk at (562) 985-2900 or email

    Latest Versions of Plugins/Players

    • Adobe Reader (
    • Adobe Flash Player (
    • Java (
    • Quicktime (
    • Windows Media Player (
    Latest Versions of Internet Browsers
    • Mozilla Firefox (PC/MAC) (
    • Internet Explorer (PC) (
    • Safari (MAC) (
    Recommended Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2003 and above 

    Computer Requirements

    To ensure you have a smooth D2L experience, please check your system compatibility using the 'Check Your System' link on the D2L web site homepage under Login.

    Your course may require additional software. Common: Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Windows Media Components for QuickTime ('Flip4Mac'). Consult with your instructor for additional information on software requirements specific to your course.