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Open Computer Labs

Computers for student use are available in Norwalk Community College's GE Open Lab. It is located in the Center for Information Technology on the West Campus. These computers are available throughout the day for internet browsing, research, writing papers, and any other classroom assignments. The Open Lab houses 57 PCs running Windows 7, and two Apple G4s running MacOS X 10.5. Students are required to log in with their NetIDs. A lab monitor is always on hand in the GE Open Lab to offer assistance with logging in or computer issues.

Computers for student use are also available on the first floor of The Everett I.L. Baker Library.

GE Open Lab Hours for fall 2015

Aug 31 - Dec 18
Mon - Thurs: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: Lab Closed
The GE Lab will be CLOSED on the following days:
September 7 Labor Day
November 25 Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 20 Intersession
  January 1 New Year's Celebrated

Software Available

The following software is available on all computers in the GE Open Lab.

  • Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, InfoPath, OneNote, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio, Word)
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • Southwestern Keyboarding Pro DELUXE
  • Pearson MyLab
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop)

The following software is available on a limited number of computers.

  • TOEFL Longman IBT
  • EDO
  • Quickbooks
  • MOSS
  • Visual Studio
  • Jxed, NEtbeans & JDK
  • MS SQL Server
  • Wakanda Studio
  • Cisco Packet Tracer
  • Phlebotomy Tutor

Computer Lab Rules

  • Students are required to logon to computers using their NetID and password.
  • Connecticut residents must show a photo ID to obtain a guest account to log on to the computers.
  • Lab computers are for academic homework and research use. Chat and games are NOT permitted. Students using them for chat or games will be asked to relinquish them for their proper use.
  • Academic use of the computers (homework and research) takes priority over casual use (email, browsing, etc.)
  • All cell phones and pagers should have their ringers turned off while in the lab. Take phone conversations outside.
  • Settings on the computers should not be changed.
  • Downloading of Software or the use of file sharing software to the computers is not allowed.
  • Students must have USB memory sticks to save their work. Any student files saved to the computer WILL BE LOST upon reboot of the computer.