Course Software/Hardware


Most IT courses provide all software in the student labs as well as in the IT course rooms. Your instructor will let you know if any other software is required for the course. Contact your instructor if you have any questions.

Special Notes:

  • Some software have minimum hardware and/or operating system requirements. Be sure you know these requirements before trying to install any software
  • Some software is used via virtual machines. Most courses using virtual machines require an external hard drive with minimum size requirements (currently 100 gig)

Why pay full price?

As an IT student, you can get many software products for free or a reduced cost!! Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Look at some offers from:


Several IT courses use VMWare. VMWare is a virtualization software for both Mac and IBM-compatible computers and servers that can host other operating systems in such a way that each operating system behaves as if it were installed on a self-contained computer with its own set of programs and hardware resources. Madison College IT students can obtain VMWare software for free through our Madison College DreamSpark program. Click here for details.


Several IT courses require an external hard drive (minimum 100 gigabyte or higher). Click here for details.

Last Modified: Sept 8, 2013