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.

    Additional Fees

    Some online courses require exams to be taken with ProctorU and will be assessed an additional Course Materials Fee. Please refer to the course footnotes for the fee cost. Students will be required to register for ProctorU and pay these fees separately from the registration for the course. Please refer to for more information.