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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 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 Summer 2022 and Fall 2022. 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. Some 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.  Face masks are optional while using the Computer Lab.

Campus Safety

Face masks are operational. If you don’t have a face mask and would like one, you may get one from Parking/NOVACard Offices or you may request one from the Computer Lab staff.


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

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

OCL Hours for Summer and Fall 2022

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Friday : 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Hours during the Semester Break
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Open Computer Lab at 703.845.6041  if you have any questions.

Visit the Annandale Computer Lab Blog Page

  • Annandale Computer Lab Services will be available on campus and online for Spring 2022 semester.
  • Lab computers are imaged with required instructional and specially needed software each semester.
  • Computer Lab, Room 228, has been set up with everyone's safety in mind in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Students are encouraged to wear masks while in the lab, and to wipe surfaces before and after use.
  • Lab services are available on a first-come-first-served basis with equity and inclusion.
  • Zoom online services are available on the AN-OCL Blog.
  • Workshops are offered to students on a first-come-first-served basis on Thursdays and Fridays. 

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OCL Summer 2022 Hours

Class begins Monday May 16, 2022

Monday – Thursday:  9am - 5pm
Friday/Virtual Services/OCL Blog: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

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

Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day
Monday, June 20, 2022 – Juneteenth (Observed)
Monday, July 4, 2022 - Independence Day

Computer Lab Introduction Video


CT 228, Annandale campus
Isha Haider, Center Supervisor

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.


Phone: 703.450.2521


The Open Computer Lab Will Be CLOSED
For IT to service the Open Computer Lab Area During the Intersession - Tuesday, May 10, 2022 through May 13, 2022.
If you should need assistance – Please call Loudoun Campus IT 703.450.2660 or email LOITS@nvcc.edu.

Intersession Hours
  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Summer 2022
  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Hours are subject to change.

Computer Lab Staff

Laurie Mergler

Scott Stewart

Victoria Yi

Omar Nahari


Waddell Building, Room 230


Emily Reyna

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.
Saturday: Closed
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.
  • 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.

Summer 2022 Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed

OCL will be closed on the holidays below.

Monday, May 30  - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, June 20 - Juneteenth
Monday, July 04 - Independence Day

*Hours are subjected to change without notice

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

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:

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
  • 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 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.