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Howard Community College (HCC) restricts employees from connecting personal communication devices (PCDs), such as laptops and tablets, or other hand-held devices to the wired local area network.  However, if required for instructional purposes, requests should be submitted to the technology help desk five business days prior to the date of expected use.  The appropriate information technology (IT) director will evaluate requests for feasibility, need, and risk and will coordinate connection of personally owned devices, if approved. 

The president and vice presidents determine which employees are issued PCDs at the college’s expense.  These devices are issued to employees with duties that require them to be accessible when away from their normal work locations or to faculty for instructional purposes

Employees who purchase wireless devices for personal use and desire to retrieve college email must ensure devices are compatible with HCC standards.  IT help desk staff can provide limited technical support for personal mobile devices with HCC email accounts and wireless access. 

Policy Manual Review/Revision: 04/11/14