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Student Personal Computers

CCEC maintains computer laboratories to give students access to certain, discipline-specific software applications on Windows computers.  While we attempt to have these labs open, security and lab control impose limits to the lab hours.  Most students use personal computers to supplement their use of lab computers.

Here we offer technical recommendations based on our experience that you may find useful.

Please note, MAC's or other Apple computers are not recommended for our programs as much of the software and required projects in class and in the field are not compatible. We will not attempt to force software or project compatibility where it is not recommended or compatible.
Recommended Requirements for Personal Computers
Features Computing Major: Engineering or Construction Management Major:
 Operating System  MS Windows 10 or 11 Professional.
Apple computers are not recommended
 MS Windows 10 or 11 Professional or any 64-bit Linux with Virtual Windows 
Apple computers are not recommended
 Processor (CPU) 64-bit 9th gen or later Intel i5 or AMD equivalent. 64-bit 9th gen or later Intel i5 or i7, or AMD equivalent
RAM 16GB  16GB+ or greater
Hard Disk Drive/SSD 500GB+ SSD 500+ GB SSD
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)       Integrated or Dedicated with 4GB or greater VRAM Integrated or Dedicated with 8GB or greater VRAM
WiFi 802.11 g/n/ac/6/6e (WPA2/WPA3) 802.11 g/n/ac/6/6e (WPA2/WPA3)
 Webcam / Mic Built-in 720p or greater, with webcam & mic Built-in 720p or greater, with webcam & mic
Ports USB (or dongle equivalent) 3.0/2.0 USB (or dongle equivalent) 3.0/2.0
Backup Hardware UNF students are provided with Microsoft OneDrive cloud backup UNF students are provided with Microsoft OneDrive cloud backup


Computer Issues

For those having issues with your personal computer, Including connecting to the UNF Wi-Fi or the UNF VPN using Forticlent, the ITS Help Desk may be able to help.  ITS Help Desk

If you are unable to install the Engineering or Construction Management specific software assigned by your professor, Please send an email to Bob Roggio @ with your details.

Computers Available for UNF Students

UNF has negotiated discounts for our students from a number of vendors, including:


The Thomas G. Carpenter Library has a limited supply of laptops available for short-term checkout. Please visit the Library, laptop computer checkout policy for more information.