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Student Software Download

The following software is available for students to download and install on their personal computers.

The campus cannot provide support for the installation or operation of the following software on personal equipment.

Read & Write: Download this free literary software to assist with reading, writing and online research.

ZoomText: Download this magnifier/Reader software for low-vision users.

AVG Free Antivirus


Microsoft Security Essentials 

Malwarebytes: Virus and spyware scanning program

TrendMicro: Cleanup and threat prevention

AutomationDirect: CLICK PLCs (Stackable Micro Brick)

AutoDesk: AutoDesk Products (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Inventor, ReCap Pro, Revit, Maya, 3DS Max, etc)

(You must use your KCTCS email when using the Autodesk software)

Multisim: SPICE Simulation and circuit design software



Here's a video on how to set up permissions on a Mac Air for Proctorio

Desmos' graphing calculator

Microsoft Office 365

Login using your KCTCS email account.

Office 365 Login Screen

Under Office apps & devices, click "Install Office"

Office 365 - Click on Install Office

OfficeSetup.exe will begin downloading. Click "Open file" in the bottom left of the screen if using Internet Explorer. If using Chrome or FireFox, a popup screen will come up prompting for a place to download the setup file. 

For Chromebooks - Available in the Google Play Store

Log into

With your KCTCS email and password

login screen

Go to “Access student benefits” and click on "Explore" button

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On the left menu, click on "Software" and search for “consumer editions”

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Click on “Windows 10 (consumer editions) version 2004 - DVD. Then click on “View Key” and follow the directions.

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NCSBN Learning Extension – Medication Flashcards

Availability: iOS and Android; free

NCLEX RN Mastery – Study Aid

Prepare for the NCLEX RN exam with hundreds of practice questions and sample quizzes. 

Availability: iOS and Android; free download with in-app purchases: otherwise monthly fees

PEPID – Drug and Clinical Resource

Students gain a credible and complete resource guide for coursework, lab exercises, and clinical practice.

Availability: iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and mobile browser compatible; subscription fee

Epocrates – Clinical Care Assistant

As a nursing student, you can prevent mistakes on exams and, most importantly, provide proper treatment when providing patient care.

Availability: iOS and Android; free, with an upgrade for disease and diagnostic access, or enterprise subscription

Medscape – Informational Resource

Published by WebMD, this free app provides access to a medical directory, continuing education, medical news tailored to your specialty, and a clinical reference library. 

Availability: iOS and Android; free

WebMD – Access full WebMD Resources

This is the app version of the WebMD website.

Availability: iOS, Android, and Amazon; free

Med Mnemonics – Nursing/Nursing Student Support

This app provides over 1,500 acronyms, rhymes, and memory tricks to help nurses quickly learn numerous medical conditions, symptoms, and other medical terminology.

Availability: iOS and Android; nominal fee

Taber’s Medical Dictionary – Comprehensive Medical Dictionary

This dictionary has more than 65,000 definitions to help nursing students study for tests.
Availability: iOS, Android, and mobile browser compatible; annual subscription fee

Nursing Central – Comprehensive Reference Resource

The app includes access to Davis’s Drug Guide, Taber’s Medical Dictionary, Diseases and Disorders, and MEDLINE Search and Journals, among other databases.

Availability: iOS and Android; annual subscription fee

NurseGrid– Scheduling and Communication

The app lets you schedule across all worksites, view who’s on your shift, message other nurses, and much more. A manager version is also available.

Availability: iOS and web portal; free