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Communications and Agricultural Education

Communications and Agricultural Education

Kansas State University
1612 Claflin Road
301 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3402

785-532-5633 fax

Student Computer Recommendations 

Department of Communications and Agricultural Education


Agricultural Education

Computers for agricultural education students should have the capacity to perform normal computing needs, such as internet, email, word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. No special software, platform or brands are required. Students should consider that they may be issued an iPad for teaching in their advanced coursework, so a computer capable of synchronizing with iPads is essential. 

Agricultural Communications and Journalism

Agricultural communication and journalism students are expected to have a computer that is able to operate the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite. This is required for multiple courses in the program. Primary applications used include Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere. 


  • Mac OS
    • Processor: Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support or M1 Apple Silicon
    • Memory:16 GB or more/ (32 GB Preferred)
    • Storage:512 GB or higher
  • Windows OS
    • Processor: Intel®, AMD, or ARM processor with 64-bit support
    • Memory:12 GB or more/ (32 GB Preferred)
    • Storage:512 GB or higher

Students will also need an additional storage device beyond the computer hard drive, cloud storage (e.g., Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) and a flash/thumb drive. This is known as an external hard drive.

Recommended External Hard Drive Size

  • 2 TB or higher

If you have any questions about other recommended specifications from Adobe, please click the following link: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html#requirements