Technology Requirements

All programs at Southeast Technical College require either a laptop of your choosing or a Southeast Tech-issued laptop. 

Review Information and Specifications

Male and female students with laptops

Bring Your Own Laptop

Students in a BYOL program have the option to purchase a laptop from Southeast Tech or to bring another laptop that meets the BYOL minimum specifications.


Students using Southeast Tech laptops

STC Laptop Required

Students in Southeast Tech Laptop Required programs are required to purchase a laptop through Southeast Tech. These programs require the use of a high-end laptop and software. The laptop that you purchase will be based on your major. 


Program-Specific Software 

Software necessary for any Southeast Tech laptop required program will be pre-installed on purchased laptops; however, since the software is licensed for student use, students will not keep this software after leaving Southeast Tech. 

Laptop Required Programs FAQs

Purchasing Your Southeast Tech Laptop 

Incoming students in Southeast Tech Laptop Required programs will be automatically billed for the laptop needed for their major. The full purchase price of the laptop will be billed in the first semester, and any excess Financial Aid a student has received will be applied to the cost of the laptop. Students will receive their Southeast Tech laptops at JumpStart. The laptop will be pre-configured to include the software necessary for the student’s selected major. If a student is starting classes in the summer, they will be able to bring their own laptop for the summer term or rent a laptop for the summer from Southeast Tech. New laptops are unavailable for purchase for the summer term. 

Warranty and Support Information 

Southeast Tech laptops come with a 3-year manufacturer warranty to cover parts and labor in case of manufacturer defect or mechanical failure. During the 3-year period, the IT Support Center will provide complete hardware warranty support for the original purchaser of laptops purchased through Southeast Tech, regardless of current enrollment status. Students are responsible for repair charges not covered under the manufacturer warranty. 
While a student is enrolled, the IT Support Center will also provide full software support including virus and malware removal. After a student graduates or terminates enrollment, limited software support is available. This includes reloading original software from the manufacturer or assisting with updated driver installations.  
Loaner laptops are available free of charge for currently enrolled Southeast Tech students while their laptop is at the IT Support Center for service. 

Lost or Stolen Laptops 

A stolen laptop is a criminal offense and must be reported to law enforcement and the Southeast Tech IT Support Center immediately. The IT Support Center will provide the serial number and model to a student whose laptop has been stolen. Students will be required to complete a theft report with the police department. The report number and police department the report was filed with must be provided to the Southeast Tech IT Support Center. Students will be responsible for any remaining payments under the Conditional Sales Agreement and will need to work with their instructors and the IT Support Center to ensure that they still meet the requirements of their program. Since loss and theft are not covered under the manufacturer warranty, Southeast Tech highly recommends that students insure their laptop against loss or theft, which can usually be done through a homeowner's or renter's insurance policy.