Technical Requirements for Online Courses

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Students who are taking SPA111 , SPA112, or SPA211 Online will need to the following:


  • High-speed Connection (256 Kbps) recommended


WINDOWS XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

  • Internet Explorer 11.0 or higher*
  • Firefox 30 or higher
  • Chrome 31.0 or higher
  • Cookies must be enabled

MAC OS X 10.6+

  • Firefox 30 or higher
  • Chrome 31.0 or higher
  • Safari 5.1.7 or higher
  • Cookies must be enabled


For information about iPad friendly features, please visit


  • Adjust Pop-up Blocker (For instructions, click here.)
  • Cookies must be enabled (For instructions, click here.)


Acrobat Reader and/or Flash and Shockwave Players are free. If you do not already have them on your computer, you can download them from the Adobe website .

Additional Requirements

Students need a CPCC Login in order to access the Blackboard website where course information is located. If you don't already have one, you can get your CPCC Login account now .

To Access Online Course

  • Students may purchase access to EN LINEA online from Vista Higher 5th Edition secure order form. It will ask you for Zip/Postal Code. Use the zipcode for CENTRAL PIEDMONT CC: 28105
    • Students receiving financial aid: A limited number of access codes will be available at the Central Campus Bookstore (only) and can be purchased with financial aid vouchers.
    • Students can pay using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards.
    • NOTE: An option to pay using PayPal is also available for any students who do not have a credit card or who prefer to use PayPal. For instructions on how to create a PayPal account, please go to Please do this ahead of time – it takes several days for the account to be set up and, once payment is made, for the vendor to clear your payment.
    • For problems with ordering online, including payment options, please contact Vista’s customer service department using one of the following methods:
    • For technical problems using or accessing the EN LINEA course, please send an e-mail to: or contact your instructor.