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Architectural Drafting

Computer requirements:


Operating System Windows 10 recommended (Windows 8 and 7 acceptable)
Office Suite Microsoft® Office suite products for Windows and Mac users is available to download or use in the cloud, free of charge, for all current M State students. The free download for a Windows based PC includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access. The Mac version only includes: Word, Excel and Powerpoint. For more details on how you can download and install the free Office 365, login to your SpartanNet Portal and under Other Resources, click FREE Office 365.

NOTE: Office 365 Pro Plus does not run on a computer using Windows Vista, Windows XP, or older OS.
Virus Protection Symantec End-Point Protection is available to all MState students, free of charge. For installation instructions Click here


Processor Core i7 or equivalent, 4.0 GHz or greater
Hard Drive 256 GB hard drive or larger
RAM 16 GB RAM or greater
CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Required
Ethernet Network Required
Wireless Network Required
USB Flash Drive Strongly Recommended - 1GB+ (Sold in Campus Bookstores)
Additional Information
  • Recommended Graphics: AMD or NVIDIA graphics card Dedicated Graphics RAM 6 GB - not shared, 1,280 x 1,024 or higher screen resolution

If you have any questions please contact:

Detroit Lakes
Fergus Falls Darren Hage
Moorhead Ken Iverson
Wadena Tracy Crawford

Please Note: Follow your laptop program for software requirements.