Recommended Equipment

What you need : a Laptop Computer capable of video editing
what we recommend: either a 13 or 15-inch MacBook Pro with the memory (RAM) maxed out
Here's a Link: http://store.apple.com/us_edu_5002571/recommended
 
Note 1:  Our recommendation is the mininum you should consider.  You can go up from here if it's within your budget, increasing either or both the CPU and Hard drive to suite your needs. 
Note 2: if you desire a Windows based computer, make sure it is of comprable Specs a $200 computer will not get you through the cirricula.  Also keep in mind that you may not get instruction on specific applicatons, and will be required to teach yourself any non cross platform Programs. 
 
What you need:  Software for your track
what we recommend:
Final Cut X  -- Video editing Software for Mac
Adobe Creative Cloud  -- A subscription based Adobe CS portal.  You get access to  all of the Adobe software for a monthly fee.
Microsoft Office/Google Docs/Libre Office -- Your choice
 
Intro Video
What you need : a Class 10 SD card (class 6 is the absolute mininum!)
What we recommend:  Transcend Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
here's a link... Transcend 16GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
 
     Question: how do i know it's wether it's a class 10?
     Answer: look for the number inside the letter C that looks like a circle on the card.  
     If you do not see this symbol then it's only a class 2 card an not approperiate for video.
  
Advanced Video
What you need : an external USB 3.0 hard drive
What we recommend:  Lacie Rugged Portable Hd 
Here's a link ... Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive (500GB, 7200rpm))
       -- you'll also need the SD card listed above.