Hardware in the The Learning Center (TLC)
The Learning Center (TLC) Computer Lab offers students the opportunity to work on fully equipped machines with updated technology. All of the computers are networked to Hewlett-Packard laser printers.* Technology such as: 6-in-1 memory card reader compatable with most cameras, Paragon Braille Printer, two photocopiers, headphone check-out, free Wi-Fi, and designated areas for lap top use complete with charging station, are avaliable to current College of the Canyons students. Computer use is for College of the Canyons academic work only. Use of computers for non-academic endeavors is prohibited.
All of the computers are loaded with the most current versions of: Microsoft Office Professional 2010 which includes Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Adobe CS6 which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Indesign. Specialized programs such as Quickbooks Pro, SPSS, Solidworks, and Minitab Statistics are also avaliable for student access. The Learning Center (TLC) supports the classes taught in Computer Information Technology, Multimedia, and Computer Science Departments.
There are tutorials for Beginning Algebra (Math 057/058), Introductory Algebra (Math060), Intermediate Algebra (Math 070), College Algebra (Math 103), and MiniTab. We also provide tutorials for biology, chemistry, psychology and many continuing education programs for nursing students. Internet access is available for research for any class. In addition, access to all online databases such as Proquest and Encyclopedia Britannica are available.
An additional service provided by the Computer Department of The Learning Center (TLC) is student Blackboard Technical Support. Every computer tutor has been trained and certified as a student administrator of the Blackboard Learning Management System. Tutors are available by phone, by email, or in person to answer questions and provide technical support to College of the Canyons students taking an online or hybrid class.
Services and Printing
Computer tutoring services are offered free of charge to any College of the Canyons student. Student Identification is required for all students who wish to utilize services in The Learning Center (TLC), in both the Valencia and Canyon Country Campus. Student ID may be obtained in the office of Student Development, STNC 102. Tutors who know Computer Information Technology programs are available to help during normal operating hours. No appointments are necessary for tutoring; however, in order to print a document, students must purchase a re-loadable print card. Each printed document is 10 cents per page. Print cards cost $1.00 initially. With this initial purchase, students will recieve 50 cents worth of printing. After the purchase of the print card, the full dollar amount will be added with each additional refill. Print cards can be conveniently refilled at any time with 1, 5, and 20 dollar bills.
Meetings and Studying in TLC
There are many opportunities in TLC for students to meet, study, and complete projects together. Students may check out a study room on a first come, first-served basis with a valid COC student ID card. Study room usage accommodates two to six students and come equipped with a computer, recording capabilities, moveable whiteboards, and other ammenities. No eating or drinking, however, is permitted in the study rooms. Also availalbe, in the presence of the faculty advisor, is a meeting room for official COC clubs. To reserve the Club Room, please contact Sharon Johnston at 661-362-3443.
*Students must purchase a print card in order to print in The Learning Center (TLC).