Welcome to Computer Labs
Hands-on learning is an essential component of academic success at Roxbury Community College. Through a variety of academic and computer labs, Roxbury Community College students become active learners, engaging in practice, simulation, and demonstration that enhances learning in biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, Health Sciences, computers, CAD, office practices and procedures, math, English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and foreign languages such as Spanish, French and Arabic. These labs (links to labs) which are located in the Academic building, facilitate independent study, and help prepare students for advanced education and career opportunities.
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Technologies play an important role in learning at Roxbury Community College. Our labs feature state-of-the art equipment and materials that enhance learning and encourage critical and analytical thinking. Our computer labs are equipped to meet the demands of today's most widely used software applications. Labs feature both PC and Macintosh systems and laser printers. Internet access is available in all computer labs. A combination of teaching/learning and open-access lab environments ensure that Roxbury Community College students have ample opportunity to learn new technology skills and practice what they have learned.
To be effective and efficient computer lab users, all Roxbury Community College students must attend a computer lab orientation that introduces students to lab policies, procedures, standards, and a general overview of our systems' operating environment. In addition, we encourage students to participate in conveniently scheduled workshops that introduce office software packages, the college's standard software program for word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications. Students are encouraged to attend a variety of training workshops to familiarize them with basic software concepts. Many students begin by taking a workshop and discover a new interest in computers that leads to coursework and/or a program of study in the computer field. Specialized software programs are available in selected computer labs in support of courses as well as for independent skill development, practice, and review.
The college currently allocates sixteen (19) classrooms for computer instruction. These rooms (3-203 Writing Center, 3-205 Language Lab, 3-207 TLC, 3-207Q Academic Technology Center, 3-211 Library Classroom, 3-219 Career Services, 3-311 Library Open Lab, 3-319, 3-325, 3-328, 3-345, 349, 3-351, Math Lab, Broadcasting Lab, Testing GED Lab, 4-103, 531, and the Health Sciences Lab 4-300) are equipped with approximately twenty (20) networked computers and a networked printer; for the exception of 3-351 the Assessment and Testing Center (ATC) with thirty one (31). For each of the seven computer classrooms used for instruction, a schedule is posted outside that indicates when the room is being used for a class.
The Academic Computing Center is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 8pm. The Center is closed during holidays and between semester break, and will go on reduced hours during the summer months. Ultimately, these hours will be adjusted, as need dictates.
The Center is staffed by 2 contract personnel, work-study students, or RCC computer science interns; that insure day and evening coverage. The center staff requests that all incoming users display a valid RCC Student ID for access. Non-students will be directed to use the Timothy Smith lab in 106.
Center staff is responsible for assisting students with applications, maintaining the hardware, and managing the printing process.