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Computer Labs

Note: The Open Lab computers in CL129 and DH110 are closed for Summer 2021. More information >>

HCC’s open computer study labs, located in DH-110 and CL-129, are available for registered credit and ESL students and alumni with current HCC login credentials. Want to get started?

  • 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 Technology Service Center 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): please ask staff to assist you.  Note that staff may relocate you if you are using one of the special access stations for routine work when a student needs the specialized access. 
  • If you require assistance or accommodations in the computer study lab, please see the lab staff or contact the Technology Service Center in advance to discuss your needs.

Refer to the Learning Assistance Center for information about tutoring for help with your studies. 

Important Note: We install software that automatically logs off the user after 10 minutes of inactivityPersonal files are removed after 24 hours after log off. Therefore, we recommend that you save your files to a cloud storage or USB drive. HCC offers free Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive

  • 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.

  • Lab Hours and Locations

    Hours

    The Open Lab computers in CL129 and DH110 are closed for Summer 2021.

    Computers are available in the public areas of DH Lobby, SET Lobby, and HSB 2nd Floor. Printing is also available from the computers in HSB 2nd floor and SET open area. If you are a current student and would like to borrow a laptop for your courses please see our laptop page at Summer 2021 Loan Information.

     

  • Computer Lab Closings

     

    DH-110
    Summer 2021 - Closed

    September 4, 2021 - September 6, 2021 – Labor Day

    November 24, 2021 - November 28, 2021  Thanksgiving Recess

    December 19, 2021 - January 2, 2021 - Winter Break

     

    CL-129

    Summer 2021 - Closed
    September 4, 2021 - September 6, 2021 – Labor Day
    November 24, 2021 - November 28, 2021  Thanksgiving Recess
    December 19, 2021 - January 2, 2021 - Winter Break
  • Computer Lab Equipment
    • HCC computer labs feature the following equipment:
    • Microsoft pcs using Windows 10
    • CD/DVD-RW
    • USB ports for personal flash drives
    • High-speed Internet access
    • Some raised desk stations for accessibility
    • Black and White printers
    • Scanners

    Note: Students should bring personal headsets for audio.

  • Computer Lab Software

    HCC computer labs have the following software available to students:

    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Art, Computer Science, Engineering, English, Health, Math, Office Technology and Science & Technology applications
    • Internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)
    • Media players
    • Specialized software such as AutoDesk and Adobe CC
  • Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

    When you register for classes at HCC, you agree to abide by certain rules and regulations when using college technology resources. For more information, read the full policy online or pick up a copy of the Student Handbook in the office of Student Life (SA201).

  • Employment in the Lab

    If you are interested in working in one of the college computer study labs, please print , 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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