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Student Computer Study Labs

   The Student computer labs are staffed by Help Desk technicians and lab consultants.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 443-518-4444.

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2015 Summer Lab Hours for DH-110:

  • Closed Friday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m. and reopening Tuesday, May 26 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed.
2015 Summer Lab Hours for CL-129:
  • Closing Thursday, May 14 at 1:00 p.m. until August 24, 2015.
2015 Holiday Closings:

Computer Lab Equipment:

  • Microsoft PCs using Windows 8.2

  • 1-3 Mac computers per lab


  • Touch monitors

  • USB ports for personal flash drives

  • High-speed Internet access

  • Some raised desk stations for handicap accessibility

  • Black/white and color LaserJet printers

  • Scanners

  • Note:  Students should bring personal headsets for audio.

Computer Lab Software:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 Suite & Office Mac 2011

  • Art, Computer Science, Engineering, English, Health, Math, Office Technology and Science & Technology applications

  • Internet browsers (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari)

  • Media players

  • Specialized software such as AutoDesk, QuickBooks, and Adobe Design suite


Laptop Loan Program:

Students whose accounts are in good standing may borrow a laptop at no charge for up to 24 hours in the computer lab in Room CL-129. Stop by to discuss the terms and conditions of the laptop loan program.  Laptops are configured with Microsoft Office and wireless internet on campus.

General Information:

HCC’s open computer study labs are available for current registered credit and ESL students, faculty, staff, and alumni with current HCC login credentials.  Choose a computer and log in using your HCC Login ID and password.  Check with lab staff if you need further information or help with logging in. Our labs are staffed by lab consultants and help desk technicians who are happy to assist you with software, hardware and technology questions or problems.  Due to our "quiet rule" and limited staff, we cannot provide personal tutoring.  We also cannot help students complete assigned class work.  Students who need special access computers, such as raised desk stations, PCs with scanners, or stations with specialized software (Adobe Design, AutoDesk, for example), may ask staff to relocate you if you are using one of the special access stations for routine work. If you require special assistance or accommodations in the computer study lab, please see the lab staff or contact the Technology Help Desk in advance to discuss your needs.  Refer to the Academic Support Services website for information about tutoring and other services HCC offers to assist students in their studies.  

We install software that automatically logs off the user after 10 minutes of inactivity.  Personal files unsaved, or saved on the PC, are deleted when the computer reboots or the student logs off.  Therefore, we recommend that you save your work frequently to your personal USB flash drive or in your GoogleApps folder.  Files saved in GoogleApps folders are accessible via the Internet, on or off campus.

Computer Lab Rules:

We strive to provide a quiet academic environment where students can study, practice skills presented in class, and complete homework assignments.  Cell phone usage, food and beverages are not permitted in the computer labs.  Please review the rest of the lab rules so you know our expectations for student conduct.   Serious or repetitive violations of lab rules will be reported to the vice president of Student Services for disciplinary review.  Our computer labs are equipped with cameras for student safety and security.   Individual recreational computer use is permitted, but students working on assignments are given priority to computers when the lab is full.   Additional computers for students are located in the Learning Assistance Center, the HCC Library, the Cafe on the Quad, the lounge area outside of Student Life (SA201), the Athletic and Fitness Center, and the DH first floor lounge. 

Acceptable Use of Campus Technology:

When you register for classes at HCC, you agree to abide by certain rules and regulations when using college technology resources.  For more information, click the link in this paragraph, scroll through the college policies to locate the acceptable use of campus technology policy or pick up a copy of the Student Handbook in the office of Student Life (SA201). 

Work in the Lab:

If you are interested in working in one of the college computer study labs, please print this form, fill it out and turn it in to the lab staff.  When we have openings, we will contact you.  We usually hire new hourly staff a few weeks prior to the beginning of fall and spring semesters, if needed.  

Contact the Help Desk if you have questions.

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