College Services

Tech Buyer's Guide: What You Will Need

Technology plays an increasingly important role in all areas of our curriculum and in art & design professions. For this reason, this is the second year that the college has stipulated that freshmen have a laptop computer.

Incoming Freshmen and Sophomore Students are required to bring:

  • A laptop computer that meets or exceeds the system requirements to support Adobe Creative Suite software.
  • A licensed copy of Adobe Creative Suite 6.0 Design Premium software, available for a discounted price of $350 in the CCAD Supply Store.
  • An external hard drive to back up your work.
  • A USB Flash Drive to transfer files.
  • Locking laptop security cable.
  • Up-to-date Virus Protection.

Juniors and Seniors are required to bring:

  • An external hard drive to save your work. The network home folders we have used in the past are being phased out. Students will need to provide their own file storage.
  • A USB Flash Drive to transfer files
  • Blank DVDs or a second hard drive to back up your important files.

 Information Technology Contact: 614.222.6174

July 27, 2011