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CLRC Computer Lab

Who can use computers in the CLRC?

Currently enrolled SBCC students may use the Computer Commons for class-related work. Students may visit the CAI computer classrooms only during their instructors' reserved lab time. If you need to use a computer for class-related work outside those hours, please check in at the main counter in the LRC to use a workstation in the Computer Commons.

What do I need to do to use a computer?

Please present your SBCC student ID card at the main counter in the CLRC to check in to use a computer.

Where can I find a list of available applications on CLRC computers?

CLRC computers provide Microsoft Office, several internet browsers, and a number of class-related programs. We do not currently offer professional image or video editing software. Please ask a computer tutor for a current list of installed applications.

What should I do if I have a computer or paper formatting question?

Place the yellow HELP sign on top of your computer monitor and a computer tutor will be right with you. During your class in the CAI labs, your instructor can also request support from a computer tutor using a call light.

What are the Computer Commons?

The Computer Commons are an open lab area that is mostly used by individual students.

What types of computers are available in the open Computer Commons?

The area houses 15 Macs and 45 PCs for general use, two DSPS workstations, and 8 Macs for Music class assignments.

Can I print my papers and other documents in the CLRC?

The CLRC no longer prints documents for free. Printing is now 10 cents per page. The LRC GoPrint system requires a student ID containing funds. For more on how to put funds on the your Campus  Card, visit this link:

Where can I find a DSPS computer station?

DSPS (Disabled Student Program and Services) computer stations are available in the Computer Commons and in CAI lab 1. These computers have a variety of features and applications tailored to those with special needs. Only students who have received training with Assistive Technology may use them. Interested students should contact the DSPS program at (805) 965-0581 x2364.

How does an instructor make a program available to students on the lab computers or in the CAI classrooms?

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 or call ext. 2668.

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