This page contains links to software that you may want to use for your online courses. NHCC is not responsible for the content contained in any of these websites. They are provided as a possible resource list. In addition, we strongly recommend that you purchase anti-virus software for your computer.

Web Browsers

NHCC online courses require a web browser be installed on your computer.

Content Viewers

Adobe Reader - Software for viewing and printing Adobe PDF files. 

Microsoft Office 365

Free Office 365 for students - NHCC has teamed up with Microsoft to offer current students free products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more!

This plan allows students to install Microsoft Office 365 Education products on up to five devices, including PCs, Macs, tablets, iPads, and other mobile devices, and remains active until graduation.

To install, students must do a one-time verification and authentication process using their email.

Visit for more information and instructions.

Text Reading Software 

Free software is available for text to speech conversion.    

( ) will read any text on the screen.  SATogo will read PDFs, Microsoft Word Documents, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and pretty much any other programs and/or documents.  It is very useful for every aspect of computer use.  

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Start building or improving your technology and academic skills with help of Atomic Learning. Go to to get started. Use your StarID and Password to login.

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