Campus Computer Labs
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 Alexandria Computer Lab is located in the Bisdorf Building Room AA332. The Open Computer Center (OCL) is pleased to announce that the on-site services are available for Fall 2021. Assistance is available with course related materials and projects, usernames and password, and portable wired and wireless devices.
Computer Lab Spaces
All the Computer Lab spaces are open to use on a first-come-first-served basis. A limited number of computers are available. Computer desks and furniture have been moved to help everyone maintain the appropriate social distance according to the CDC guidelines.
Please be aware that computer services are available only to NOVA students who are currently registered for classes and to faculty/staff. Students must wear face masks. Non students may be accommodated at the discretion of the Open Computer Lab coordinator.
Face masks are required. If you don’t have a face mask, you may get one from Parking/NOVACard Offices or you may request one from the Computer Lab staff. We care about you and your family’s safety and well-being. During this period of remote and some in-person learning and support, NOVA is committed to ensuring that you receive the highest level of support needed.
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
- Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
The Loudoun Computer Lab has a collection of software, including programming, MS Office, graphics, health, and other applications that support instructional programs.
Open Computer Labs Locations:
Parrish Hall - Room 120
Trailside Building Room 245
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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.
- 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.
Fall 2021 Hours:
- Monday – Thursday: 9:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.
- Friday: 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
- Saturday: 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
OCL Will Be Unavailable Due to Holidays on the Following Days:
- Monday, September 06 – Labor Day
- Tuesday, November 02 – Election Day
- Wednesday, November 24 noon till Sunday, November 28 – Thanksgiving Break
- Friday, December 24 – Sunday, January 02 – Winter Break
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Open Computer Lab (OCL) contains Microsoft Windows 10 and iMac computers for working on out-of-class assignments and projects. ***Linux operating system is available upon request.
The OCL 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 OCL closings. To contact the Open Computer Lab, 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.
Northern Virginia Community College
Seefeldt Building, Room 336
2645 College Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191-4099
Hours of Operation
- Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED
**These hours are subject to change without notice**
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:
- Acrobat Reader
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
- Office 2019 Pro
- Access 2019
- Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
- Legacy Windows Calculator
- Lockdown Browser
- Oracle VM VirtualBox
- Python Version 3
- 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.
- 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
- Best to use Google Chrome browser to receive best experience with Citrix Workspace App.
Remote Access to the Virtual Software Lab for Students training videos:
- Citrix Workspace app for MAC OS
- Citrix Workspace app for Windows (coming soon)
- Citrix Workspace app for iOS (coming soon)
- Citrix Workspace app for Chrome OS (coming soon)
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 email@example.com
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.