All students enrolled in NCK Tech classes are encouraged to have a laptop to enhance their success and learning experience. The college does not recommend using an iPad or Chromebook as a student’s primary computer.
The following programs use digital textbooks and require a laptop for this purpose.
Beloit Campus Programs: Electrical Technology, Auto Technology, Plumbing, Heating & AC, Business Office Management, Automotive Collision Technology and Diesel Technology
Hays Campus Programs: Electrical Technology, Auto Technology, Plumbing, Heating & AC, and Business Office Management
Below are recommended specifications if you are planning to buy a laptop:
|Operating System||64-bit Microsoft Windows 11 and Windows 10. |
-No version “s” of Windows 10 or 11
Note: You cannot load certain software applications on Windows 10S/11S
|Processor||Basic: 2.5-2.9 GHz processor|
Recommended: 3+GHz processor
|Memory||Basic: 8 GB|
Recommended: 16 GB
|Display Resolution||Conventional Displays:|
1920 x 1080 with True Color
|Display Card||Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant|
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 12 compliant
NOTE: If the system does not meet this level, it may still work but will cause some applications to run slower.
|Disk Space||250+ GB SSD or M.2 or NVME|
|Network||Wireless (Required) and Ethernet (Optional)|
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