AA 337 will be available as open lab starting Monday 8th, December until the end of the semester.
It will follow our Open Computer Lab hours Monday to Thursday from 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
AA 337 and AA 428 will be our open labs for the Spring Semester.
The project to improve and update the labs and testing center was finally approved. It took awhile to work out all the details, for this much needed update to some of the colleges most important service areas.
Unfortunately this project is being started now, which is November 19th during the end of the semester with all finals going on. Moreover, This project will approximately run until July 2015. So the Open Lab has scrambled to make some changes to allow students and faculty access to computers, as much as possible.
In previous posts, I highlighted some of the computer class rooms that have been converted to make shift open labs for the remainder of the semester. The hours and locations are not 100% at the moment but the computer lab staff is working out the details as we move classes around. Also, We are also working on the FastPrint services on the 4th floor in room 428 and the 1st floor in room 160.
Next semester we will try to have a dedicated room for the Open Computer Lab so that things will run a smoother as the renovation goes on.
Room 160 is being used as an open lab between classes until the end of the semester. A FastPrint printer is available in the room. We are currently finalizing printer software installation on the computers.
The hours are as follows:
Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 10:45 AM and 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday: 3:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Other labs are available on the fourth floor between classes in rooms 414 – 416, 428, 444, 446 and 447. These rooms also have some of the classes that were moved from 156 and 159. The hours are posted on the doors (some classes may not be on the schedule so sometimes there are classes in there). Printing in these rooms is a bit difficult at the moment as we set up FastPrint in the classrooms. Also if students and faculty need help with certain software, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org about any questions on where you can find them with the recent changes. The labs in the engineering building will still maintain the same hours, but again email me for any questions on CAD software and availability/hours.
A little bit about the renovation project in my next post.
Due to the new college rule of on-time registration, Open Computer Labs has been open during the semester break assisting students with registration and enrollment. We have also been directing students to the correct offices as needed. We also assist with any online payment issues and parking permit purchases.
This semester also introduces a new printer system. Open Computer Labs has two printers available in room 155 and 156, as well as on the fourth floor by the vending machines. Lab Instructors have been trained to assist students with any issues. I will post a more detailed post on how to use the new system in the future.
The Open Computer Center will be closed during the spring break from March 10th to March 16th.
We will be open on Saturday the 8th and resume regular hours on Monday the 17th.
The OCC will be close for the winter-break as we cleanup and prepare the computers for next semester. The lab will be close from the dates of December 18th until January 13th. Have a good break.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.
Labs will be closed October 14 and 15
and will reopen on October 16.