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Health & Biosciences Institute

There are no specific or minimum computer requirements for the Health & Biosciences Institute.

This means that any standard configuration computer will help you achieve your educational goals.  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 / OS X El Capitan

Processor: Intel Core i5 or Core i7

Memory: 4-8 Gigabytes


Hard Disk: 500 Gigabytes



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

USB 2.0 or 3.0

DVD Rom drive Internal or external

Safeware Protection Plan

MacBook Air®

Operating System: OS X El Capitan

Processor: 1.6GHz dual core Intel Core i5 or 2.2GHz dual core Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz

Memory: 8GB

Hard Disk: 256GB or 512GB flash storage

(2) USB 3.0 ports

Thunderbolt 2 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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