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Virtual Classroom

Real-time, instructor-led interactive courses.

APCO Virtual Classroom courses are led online in real-time by APCO’s adjunct instructors and conducted in an interactive, engaging classroom online. With a set time and schedule, the courses are completed online within a specific time frame, allowing you to earn your certification more quickly than in a traditional online course.

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Virtual Classroom Requirements and Expectations

Expectations
Students participating in a virtual classroom course are expected to be logged in and in attendance during the designated class dates and times. To be eligible for certification, students must commit to attending the scheduled course in its entirety to meet the necessary training hours requirement and must successfully complete the required coursework according to certification standards. Students who miss more than 10% of the course will not be eligible to take the final exam or earn credit for the course.

Requirements
Prior to the course start date, ensure that your computer meets system requirements for the WebEx platform where virtual classroom is conducted. Test your system.

Each student must have an APCO Institute Online account prior to the first day of class. Create an account.

Each virtual classroom participant must have access to an individual computer with internet-capabilities, microphone, speakers and webcam.

All computers should have the following PLUS the requirements listed under either PC or MAC according to the make of your computer:

  • Access to high-speed network connection (i.e., cable, DSL, FIOS etc.; not dial-up)
  • Webcam capabilities
  • Sound card and speakers or headset for audio/video
  • Software – latest versions unless otherwise specified
  • Current anti-virus software

PC Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows Vista SP2 or newer
  • Word Processor: Microsoft Word 2003 or newer (or Word-format compatible)

Recommended browsers for the best experience in APCO Institute Online

Browser Minimum version Recommended version
Google Chrome 30.0 Latest
Mozilla Firefox 25.0 Latest
Apple Safari 6 Latest
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9* Latest

* Version 10 is required for drag-and-drop upload of content from outside the browser into Moodle
AOL, Prodigy, CompuServe and other ISP-provided browsers are not supported.

MAC Requirements

  • Operating System: OS X 10.4.9 or newer
  • Word Processor: Microsoft Word or Word-format compatible

Recommended browsers for the best experience in APCO Institute Online

Browser Minimum version Recommended version
Google Chrome 30.0 Latest
Mozilla Firefox 25.0 Latest
Apple Safari 6 Latest

Frequently Asked Questions