Q: Can I bring my own notebook?A: Yes, you can use your own notebook in your training program. Your notebook must meet the minimum specifications in order to ensure the software required for your program operates properly. In 2007, 45% of LIVE students used this option.
Q: Will I use my notebook in every class?A: It depends on your program and courses. In some classes, notebooks are used extensively. In other classes, particularly those that rely on in-class discussion and debate, notebooks are used for course management, research, assignments and communication between classes.
Q: May I keep the same leased notebook for the entire program?A: When you choose the lease option it is likely that you will be issued a different notebook at the beginning of your second year. During the summer months notebooks are inspected and re-imaged with the current software to be used during your school year. Often times notebooks are also upgraded to newer models.
Q: Do I have to be computer literate?A: We all have different levels of computer abilities. At NBCC, we offer hands-on practical instruction that teaches you how to use your notebook effectively.
Q: What kind of notebook will I use?A: If you choose to use your own notebook for the LIVE program, we recommended certain specifications outlined in the specifications chart.
Q: What software will be included?A: You will be provided with the software necessary for your classes. This may include: Windows OS, Microsoft Office Suite (word processing, spreadsheets, data management, data presentation), Internet browsers, accounting and multimedia applications.
Q: Do I need to insure my leased notebook? A: It is strongly recommended that you insure your leased notebook, though it's notmandatory. As soon as you are issued
the notebook, you accept full responsibility for the equipment’s full
value. Any damages due to negligence,
theft, loss, fire, etc. will be charged back to you. In the event of such examples, the college
will issue a replacement notebook only when the full value of the initial
laptop has been reimbursed. Most of the time, students add the notebook to
their home insurance policy.
Q: What if I run into a problem with my notebook?A: For software or hardware problems, your campus has an IT support office on site to look after notebook problems. The level of service will depend on the technical support feature you subscribed to. Individual instructors can also help with specialized software.
Q: How do I pay?A: All payments are to be made to the Student Services office at each campus.
Q: Who do I contact for additional information on the LIVE program?A: If you have questions regarding the LIVE program, feel free to call the program Department Head at your location: Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, St. Andrews and Woodstock.Q: Which programs are a part of the LIVE experience?
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