Majors That Require a Laptop

There are many computer labs available for student use; however, the majors listed below require a laptop. Students are required to have laptops by the first day of classes. Laptop computers are available through the campus bookstore. See also Frequently Asked Questions about student computing options.

Major Required Laptop (see specifications below)
Architectural Technology (AAS) 2
Architectural Technology (BS) 2
Architecture (BArch) 3
Autobody Repair (AOS) 1
Automotive Service Technician (AOS) 1
Biological Science (AAS) 1
Business Administration (BBA) 1
Computer Engineering Technology (AAS) 2
Computer Engineering Technology (BS) 2
Computer Information Systems (AAS) 2
Computer Science (AS) 2
Construction Engineering Technology (AAS) 2
Construction Management Engineering Technology (BS) 2
Construction Supervision (BTech) 1
Cyber Security (BTech) 2
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS) 1
Digital Media and Animation (AAS) 3 or Apple MacBook Pro
Digital Media and Animation (BS) 3 or Apple MacBook Pro
Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician (AOS) 1
Electrical Engineering Technology (AAS) 2
Electrical Engineering Technology (BS) 2
Engineering Science (AS) 2
Environmental Technology (AAS) 1
Financial Planning (BBA) 1
Forensic Science Technology (BS) 1
Graphic & Media Design (AS) 3 or Apple MacBook Pro
Graphic & Media Design (BS) 3 or Apple MacBook Pro
Health Sciences (BS) 1
Heavy Equipment, Truck & Diesel Technician (AOS) 1
Information Technology - Applications Software Development (BTech) 2
Information Technology - Network Administration (BTech) 2
Information Technology - Web Development (BTech) 2
Interior Design (AAS) 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS) 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS) 2
Motorcycle and Power Sports Technology (AOS) 1
Motorsports Technology (AOS) 1
Nursing (AAS) 1
Nursing (BS-N) 1
Radiologic Technology (AAS) 1
Sport Management (BBA) 1
Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology (BS) 2
Surveying Engineering Technology (AAS) 2
Technology Management (BBA) 1

Laptop or Desktop Required Curriculums

Major Required Laptop (see specifications below)
Coding and Reimbursement Specialist (Certificate) 1
Health Information Technology (AAS) 1
Healthcare Management (BTech) 1

Tier 1 - (2018-19 Academic Year)

  • Processor - Intel Core i5
  • OS - Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
  • Memory - 8 GB
  • Graphics Memory - 1 GB or Integrated
  • Hard Drive - 250 GB
  • Display Monitor - 14"

Tier 2 - (2018-19 Academic Year)

  • Processor - Intel Core i5 or i7
  • OS - Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
  • Memory - 16 GB
  • Graphics Memory - 2 GB
  • Hard Drive - 250 GB
  • Display Monitor - 15.6 or 17"

Tier 3 - (2018-19 Academic Year)

  • Processor - Intel Core i7
  • OS - Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
  • Memory - 32 GB
  • Graphics Memory - 4 GB
  • Hard Drive - 250 GB
  • Display Monitor - 15.6 or 17"

Apple MacBook Pro

In order to ensure a seamless Macintosh environment and provide industry standard programs, incoming digital media and animation (DMA) students are required to purchase a laptop that meets the Tier 3 specifications or a MacBook Pro computer. It is also required to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, available on Alfredstate.onthehub.com or adobe.com.

By purchasing your MacBook Pro via our Apple store, you will receive an educational discount and an additional discount negotiated by Alfred State. Please go to the following address and log in with your Alfred State username and password; https://my.alfredstate.edu/academic-affairs/apple-store-discount. The appropriate MacBook Pro should be listed under “Recommended Purchases.” (Please note that you will receive your username and password following payment of your acceptance deposit.)

Assistance will be available with software setup and maintenance such as setting up email, connecting to the server, and printing. The Alfred State Help Desk is a certified Apple repair center. As a DMA student, if your MacBook needs to be sent off campus for repair, they can provide you with a loaner.