Do I need my own computer for classes at State Tech and, if so, what do you recommend?
While this question is somewhat dependent on the major program selected by the student, in general, owning a PC is not mandatory. There are several computer labs throughout campus that can be used to sign in to the student’s on-line Microsoft Office 365 account. Program-specific software is loaded on many of these lab PC’s, especially those in the library. Keep in mind that as a general rule in regards to student PC purchases, the I.T. Help Desk is very limited as to technical support for Mac and iOS devices (Apple). That being said, with a reasonable education budget and the use of the typical retail sales deals for the beginning of the school year one will find an excellent choice of PC options. Individualized questions can be directed to the student’s advisor, program director, or the I.T. Help Desk.