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Mechanical Drafting and Design

Computer requirements:


Operating System Windows 7 or higher
Office Suite Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2013[ * ] (See below for more details)
Virus Protection Symantec End-Point Protection is available to all MState students, free of charge. Download information is available within the student portal SpartanNet, or contact your campus Computer Help Desk for more information.


Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, or equivalent
Hard Drive 200 GB or larger required, with at least 50 GB free disk space
RAM 6 GB minimum, 8 GB recommended
CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Required
Ethernet Network Required
Wireless Network Required
USB Flash Drive Strongly Recommended 4GB + (Sold in Campus Bookstores)
Additional Information 1,280 x 1,024 32-bit color video display adapter (true color) 512 MB minimum, 1GB recommended, stand alone video (not shared) ATI or NVIDIA required

Two-button mouse with scroll wheel

If you have any questions please contact:

Detroit Lakes Chris Klein
Fergus Falls Darren Hage
Moorhead Jade Buermann
Wadena Tracy Crawford

Please Note: Follow your laptop program for software requirements.

Students will be required to use Microsoft® Office Pro Plus 2013. Cost is $20.00 and is available at each of the campus Bookstores. Included in this office suite are Word, Excel, PowerPoint,Access, Publisher and OneNote.

NOTE: Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2013 does not run on a computer using Windows Vista, WindowsXP, or older OS.

Microsoft® Office University 2011 for the Mac is available in each campus Bookstore. Cost is $20.00. Included in this Office Suite are Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

The Microsoft office software is only available to purchase once during the student's academic enrollment unless the software version changes.