Frequently Asked Questions: Online Technical
How do online courses work?
Once you begin your course, you will be able to access the
separate course delivery web site. Your instructor will contact
you to provide you with contact information and additional
getting started tips.
The courses are set up with lecture by lecture navigation.
Please contact your instructor with any questions you may have,
but also check the online Support and FAQ page for commonly
Can I preview the IC Design and Techniques program?
Yes. Please test drive the Free Course Preview for every course
you are interested at
Do I need a username and a password to test drive the Free
No. The Free Course Preview is publicly accessible.
How do I get started in the online series?
Simply sign up on the following web page
sure to include your e-mail address in the enrollment form.
Please note: only standard English characters are allowed as
input). Before getting your password and URL to access the
separate course delivery site, you will receive a Welcome Letter
Can I access my course from anywhere?
Yes, you can access the course anywhere that has fast Internet
access. Some companies have security policies that may restrict
the functionality of your access. Please check with your company
before you attempt to access the course at your workplace.
Are there specific dates that I need to log on to the Web site?
No. The time you spend online is determined by your own
schedule. All homework assignments, exams, and projects must be
completed within the time frame of the course. However, each
homework assignment and project may have a different expected
What kind of computer peripherals are required to take an online
You will need a PC computer, with sound, a 1024 x 768 or better
resolution color monitor, a high speed internet connection, and
various freely downloadable Adobe plug-ins. IE and Firefox are
the recommended browsers.
Can I save my courses to my hard drive?
No. All courses in this Professional Series are delivered via
streaming, which means they cannot be saved to your hard drive.
You can, however, view the course material and listen the
instructor’s narration as many times as you like over the
duration of your course.
What happens if I have trouble accessing the URL with my login
Refer to the technical contact in your welcome letter. We will
assess and try to fix any problems in the most expeditious
manner. In order to better serve you, please note the problem as
it occurred (screen captures of the problem and your IP
configuration settings are most helpful).
Do I need to have cookies enabled?
Yes. Your Internet browser must be set to accept cookies.