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Student Computer Study Labs

   Staffed by Help Desk technicians and lab consultants.
Contact the Help Desk at 443-518-4444

Maps showing lab locations:   DH-110    CL-129

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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 accessibility
Black and color LaserJet printers
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 Loans
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.

Student working hard at computerComputer 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.  


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