Computer Facilities

All facets of the hardware and software environment are upgraded and expanded to enable our students to keep pace with technology. Students have ample access to personal computers throughout the campus. Over 140 personal computers are available for use including: 30 laptops in the library, four laptops for commuters, and six computer labs containing 112 computers. Wireless access is provided throughout most of the campus and in the lounges of the residence halls. Wireless connectivity and coverage is constantly reviewed and expanded to areas needed to support the academic needs and quality of campus life for our students. In addition, there is a wireless computer teaching lab for up to 21 students in the library and a 15 student iMAC communications department lab. Each computer has Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint) available. All residence rooms are provided with the ability to connect to the campus network and thus the internet. Students are provided with a portal account by which they have access to an e-mail account, calendar, current semester courses, clubs and committees, their own personal headlines, and are able to receive personal and campus announcements. Also, students are able to access their current semester grades, academic record, curriculum guide, profile information, billing data, class schedule, and register for courses online. A student technology help desk is available to students, where all commuter/residential student computer problems, residential internet connections, cable television, and phone issues are addressed. The helpdesk also provides one free antivirus program per each residential student to use on one computer for access to the campus network.

Software and programming languages include SPSS, R, Java, Visual Basic, C++, C#, various Visual Studio 2010 Express products, and SQL Server 2008 R2 Express.