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Creative & Communication Arts Institute

The Creative & Communication Arts Institute requires a laptop with a powerful processor and multiple USB ports for all Communications Design majors.

At San Antonio College, the following operating systems and software applications are currently being deployed on all of our desktops and laptops.

Dell Inspiron


Operating System: Windows 10


Processor: Intel Core i5 or Core i7


Memory: 16 Gigabytes


Hard Disk: 512 Gigabytes or more



Network with 802.11 G/N/AC Wireless or wired connection


At least one USB 3.0 port


DVD drive Internal or External drive


Warranty Protection Plan

MacBook Pro® with Retina display

Operating System: OS X El Capitan

Processor: 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz, or 3.1GHz Dual-core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz

Memory: 16GB

Hard Disk: 512GB or 1TB PCIe-based Flash Storage

(2) USB 3.0 ports

(2) Thunderbolt 2 ports

HDMI port

802.11ac Wi-Fi


Available add ons:


External DVD drive



*Confirm with the academic department for approval or any additional requirements


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