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Open Computer Lab - Alexandria

The Open Computer Lab (OCL) on the Alexandria Campus is located in AA-332. The Lab has the latest technology tools and resources available for students, faculty and staff. The staff are committed to providing technical assistance and help with computer applications to all current students and faculty and staff. Staff will also help with wired and wireless devices, tablets and handheld devices.

Open Computer Lab & Classrooms Overview

Open Computer Lab

Computer labs are available to students outside the Bisdorf building. These locations are in the Engineering Building rooms AE204 and AE206 and AT Tyler Building room AT133. Please see posted schedule for availability.

AA-332 Open Lab (New Open Lab)

This is our main open lab for students. It is available to all our students without any interruptions, since classes aren’t scheduled at this location. Staff members are available during the hours of operation to help in the Open Lab or other locations listed above. The lab is equipped with iMacs, Dell Touch Screen computers and Dell PCs. iPads are available for use in the lab upon request.

AE-204 and AE-206 Computer Aided Drafting Labs (CAD)

Rooms AE-204 and AE-206 are primarily classes for Computer Aided Drafting and other engineering and design classes. Room AE-206 serves as an open lab between classes. Team OCL is available during the hours of operation to assist with assignments and projects.

AT-133 Piano Lab

The Piano Lab is a classroom with computers and pianos. It is located on first floor of the Tyler Building, AT-133. Open labs hours are available to students for work on their music projects. Assistance with musical instruments and software is available during the Open Lab hours. Software includes:

  • Auralia for listening/ear training
  • Musition for learning music theory
  • Garageband and Logic Pro for music recording/editing programs
  • Sibelius music notation software
  • Finale music notation software
Available Software
  • Windows Operating System
  • Mac OSX
  • Microsoft Office
  • Oracle Express
  • MySQL
  • JGrasp
  • Core FTP
  • Eclipse
  • SPSS version 20
  • Java JDK (Net Beans)
  • MyIT Lab
  • Notepad
  • TextPad
  • QuickBooks
  • Read & Write Gold
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Autodesk
  • Lockdown Browser
  • Minitab
  • Wire shark
  • WinCap
  • Keyboarding Pro 2
  • C++
  • Core FTP
  • Visual Studio Professional 2010
  • Roxio CD Burner
  • CyberChem
Available Equipment
  1. PC
    1. Dell Optiplex 9020 – CPU i7 3.6GHz, 8.0GB RAM, 465GB HD.
    2. Dell XPS One 2720 – CPU i7 3.1GHz, 16.0 GB RAM, 1.81 TB HD (Touch Screen)
  2. Mac
    1. iMac late 2013 27in – CPU i7 3.5 GHz, 16.0 GB RAM, 3.11TB HD
  3. iPad 1
    1. Version 9.2.1, MD501LL/A, 16GB HD
  4. Printers
    1. Rioch MP C4503 – FastPrint
    2. Rioch Aficio C305spy – FastPrint
  5. Scanners
    1. Fujitsu fi-7160
    2. Scansnap S1500
    3. CanoScan 8800F
  6. Smart
    1. SmartBoard ux60
    2. Smart Kapp