CLRC Computer Lab
The CLRC Computer Commons is an open-access computer lab offering a friendly and welcoming learning environment where students can access computer resources and receive computer tutoring to support their academic success. The Computer Commons offers Mac and PC individual and group workstations, DSPS workstations with flatbed scanners, common productivity software applications, and two multi-functional printers. Any currently enrolled SBCC student can check into a computer workstation in the open lab by presenting a SBCC student ID at the LRC Front Desk.
The LRC Computer Commons open lab has 50 imac and 49 PC thin client computer workstations available for student use. The computer workstations include individual and group workstations. Currently enrolled SBCC students can use a computer workstation in the open lab by presenting their SBCC student ID or K number at the front desk and checking into a computer. Three stand up computer stations require no check in and are available in the middle of the open lab. All computer workstations require log in using a pipeline username and password. Personal computers cannot be connected to the LRC network for internet access.
Computer Tutors provide tutoring as needed support to students within in the LRC Computer Commons. Students can ask for help directly at the Computer Help Desk or place the help sign at their workstation on top of their computer. Computer Tutors can assist with questions related to using the computers, using the operating system, using software programs (e.g., formatting Word documents), and printing.
There are two DSPS PC desktop workstations located within the LRC Computer Commons installed with learning assistance software and are equipped with flatbed scanners. Students wishing to use DSPS stations in the LRC must to be trained to use the software at DSPS Lab in Room SS-160 prior using the DSPS workstations at the LRC.
The most commonly used software installed on its computer workstations. Access a complete list of the current operating systems and software by clicking here.
Students can save their digital files to a flash drive, cloud storage, and/or e-mail their files to themselves. Students are responsible for saving and maintaining their files. We encourage students to save their work frequently and to create back-ups copies of any critical files. The LRC Commons is an open lab environment, and as such, all user files will be deleted from the local computer upon log off. In other words, files saved to the desktop, documents, or downloads folders will be deleted when the student logs off or shortly thereafter.
B&W and color printing is available from any of the LRC computer workstations using the Uniflow Multi-function Canon printers. Black and white printing costs .10 cents per page. Color printing costs .25 cents per page. A quick start guide with instructions on how to use the printer is available here.
To pay for print jobs, students must add funds to their SBCC student ID within their Campus Card Flex account. Follow these step-by-step instructions here to learn how to add funds to your campus card account. Personal computers cannot be connected to the LRC printers for printing.
Students can make copies using the Uniflow Multi-function Canon printer. Copies cost .10 cents per page.
Students can scan documents and send these files to themselves using the Scan and Send feature within the Uniflow Multi-function printer. Quick start instructions are available here. Additionally, each DSPS workstation has a flatbed photo scanner for student use. Any student can use a DSPS station but DSPS students have priority.There is no charge for scanning files.
The LRC Computer Commons is located on West Campus within the Cartwright Learning Resources Center across from the Luria Library.
Do you enjoy helping people and helping others learn? Are you interested in learning more about computers, software, and technology? Do you want a job that allows you to stay on campus and schedules your work shifts around your class schedule? Then working as a Computer Tutor in the LRC may be a perfect fit! To learn more about applying to become a Computer Tutor, please stop by the LRC or contact Barb Freeman at 805-965-0581 extension 2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in making a program available for student use in any of our labs contact Norma Bahena, the Academic Technology Support Specialist at email@example.com or call 805-965-0581 ext. 2668.
If you have general questions about the LRC Computer Commons resources and/or services, please contact the LRC Front Desk at 805-965-0581 ext. 2670. If you have specific questions, please contact the LRC Computer Tutor Help Desk or one of the Computer Support LTAs below.
LRC Computer Tutor Help Desk
Phone: 805-965-0581 ext. 3710
Regina Reese, Computer Lab LTA
Phone: 805-965-0581 ext. 2658
Therese Schweidler, Computer Lab LTA
Phone: 805-965-0581 ext. 2658