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NOVA's computer labs have 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.

The Open Computer Center is pleased to announce that the OCL is resuming services in-person starting February 8th.  Assistance is available with course related materials, usernames and password, and portable wired and wireless devices. 


Computer Lab Spaces

All the Computer Lab spaces are open to use on first come first serve bases. A limited number of computers are available. Computer desks and furniture has been moved to help everyone stay 6 feet apart and follow the appropriate social distancing guidelines.

Please be aware that computer services are available only to NOVA students who are currently registered for classes and the faculty/staff. Students must wear face masks. 


Campus Safety 

Face masks are required. If you don’t have a face mask, you may get one from Parking/NOVACard Offices. We care about you and your family’s safety and well-being. During this period of remote learning and support, NOVA is committed to ensuring that you receive the highest level of support needed.


Policies

Please review the COVID-19 Face Covering Policies for details. 

The OCL tem is committed to providing excellent service to students. However, the staff will strictly abide by the policies set by the College. 


Hours of Operation

The NOVA Open Computer Labs will reopen on February 8th.

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed
Please contact Abid Mahmood at 703.845.6041 or email at amahmood@nvcc.edu if you have any questions.  

Visit the Annandale Computer Lab Blog Page

Online help available!

Center Hours

Spring 2021 semester open hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

 Spring Break Remote Service Hours (March 8 - March 12, 2021)

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Holidays

  • Spring Break: Monday March 8 - Sunday March 14, 2021

Contact

CT 228, Annandale campus
Isha Haider, Center Supervisor
703.323.3036
ihaider@nvcc.edu 
anocl@nvcc.edu 


Need a laptop?

Click here to fill out the student loaner laptop agreement.


The Loudoun Computer Lab has a collection of software, including programming, MS Office, graphics, health, and other applications that support instructional programs.

Contact

Phone: 703.450.2521
lmergler@nvcc.edu

Hours

The NOVA Open Computer Labs will reopen on February 8th.

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Computer Lab Staff

Laurie Mergler
lmergler@nvcc.edu

Scott Stewart
sstewart@nvcc.edu

Debasmita Giri Jana
dgirijana@nvcc.edu

Location

Waddell Building, Room 230

Staff 

Melissa Reyna
mreyna@nvcc.edu
703-257-6638

Spring Break Hours (March 8 - March 12, 2021)

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Hours

The NOVA Open Computer Labs will reopen on February 8th.

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

 

MEC OCL Blog Page

The MEC Open Computer Lab is open with the following changes:

  • All the Computer Lab spaces are open to use on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A limited number of computers are available for student use.
  • Computer desks and furniture has been moved to help everyone stay 6 feet apart and follow the appropriate social distancing guidelines.
  • Please be aware that computer services are available only to NOVA students who are currently registered for classes and the faculty/staff.
  • Face masks are required. If you don’t have a face mask, you may get one from Parking/NOVACard Offices. 

We care about you and your family’s safety and well-being.  During this period of remote learning and support, NOVA is committed to ensuring that you receive the highest level of support needed.

Spring 2021 Hours of operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:30am – 7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Exceptions

  • Spring Break: Monday (8thMarch) – Friday (12th March)
  • 8:30am – 5:00pm Remote Services Only
  • In person: Closed

Feel free to email us at mecocl@nvcc.edu for further assistance. 

Many of your questions can also be answered by reviewing NOVA’s frequently asked questions.  For the most updated information on NOVA’s response to COVID-19, please check the COVID-19 webpage regularly for updates.

The Technology and Training Center (TTC) contains Microsoft Windows 10 and iMac computers for working on out-of-class assignments and projects. We also have Windows 10 laptops for on-campus use (Limit 3 hour checkout).***Linux operating system is available upon request.

The TTC also contains scanners and high-speed network printers (color or black and white) for academic use. Special hours may be posted for holidays, semester breaks and summer sessions. Please check for change in hours and TTC closings. To contact the Technology and Training Center, please call 703.878-5713.

Here you will find everything you need to know about the Technology and Training Center and the workshops we offer. If you don’t see what you are looking for please email us at WOTTC@nvcc.edu and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Click Here for Information About Workshops

Contact

Northern Virginia Community College
Seefeldt Building, Room 336
2645 College Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191-4099

703.878.5713

WOTTC@nvcc.edu

Hours of Operation

The NOVA Open Computer Labs will reopen on February 8th.

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

**These hours are subject to change without notice**

The TTC closes at 3pm on the last friday of every month

Need a laptop?

Click here to fill out the student loaner laptop agreement

The NOVA Virtual Lab provides students access to Windows 10 desktops with frequently used student software which is available at onsite campus computer labs.  Students can access the Virtual Lab 24x7 from any Windows, Mac OS, or iOS device with a high-speed Internet connection.  You may access the following software remotely through the Virtual Computer Lab: 

Standard Software

  • Acrobat Reader
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Office 2019 Pro

Other Software*

  • 7-Zip
  • Access 2019
  • AcePrint
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  • Autocad
  • Dentrix/Dexis
  • FileZilla
  • GIS
  • Java
  • Notepad++
  • Legacy Windows Calculator
  • Lockdown Browser
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox
  • Python Version 3
  • Revit
  • Visual Studio Code
  • VLC Player
  • VMWorkstation Pro

*Limited to certain Virtual Machines – Please refer to the detailed Virtual Desktop Catalog which outlines the software available on the various virtual desktops.

Important Notes

  • As with a traditional Computer Lab, there are a limited amount of available seats.  As a courtesy, you should try to limit your time on the virtual applications to allow other students an opportunity to use the software. 
  • Once you close an application, there is an automatic 15-minute idle timeout feature to release the session to another student. 
  • Please remember to save your work early and often using your local hard drive or an external storage device (e.g., thumb drive/USB key) or cloud storage solutions as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive

For more information on the Virtual Software Lab, please refer to the Remote Access to the Virtual Software Lab for Students User Manual.

If you have any technical issues, please contact the IT Help Desk at 703.426.4141 or ithelpdesk@nvcc.edu

If you are a faculty member interested in the Virtual Lab for your one or more of your courses, please email notification-VDIengineers@nvcc.edu with the details of your request. 

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