Campus Technology

KCAI recognizes the importance of technology as a part of the educational experience.

Campus Technology works closely with academic departments to develop recommendations and requirements for students who purchase computers for use in their academic careers. The following points should assist students and parents in making decisions regarding the purchase of computers:

Public access labs are available for students in the Jannes Library.

All labs feature Apple computers and are installed with campus standard software from Microsoft, Adobe and others. 

Departmental labs that offfer standard software along  with more specialized applications are maintained in all upper-level departments.

Students in the design and animation programs are required at the beginning of their sophomore year to purchase an Apple laptop. An Apple Store Web site is available for making purchases online.

For students who are not required to purchase a computer but who choose to purchase one in order to enhance their educational experience, Campus Technology recommends the purchase of an Apple computer via the KCAI online Apple Store or a computer from Dell or Gateway.

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