Western Piedmont Community College maintains multiple computer labs for instructional purposes in areas such as Accounting, Art, Business Administration, Computer Information Technology, Digital Effects and Animation, Simulation and Game Development, Medical Office, Nursing, and Office Administration. The Art, SGD, and DEAT Labs utilize MacIntosh computers; while Medical Office and Nursing labs run Microsoft-based computers. The programs offered through the Business and Public Services Division use computer laboratories equipped with Microsoft-based computers, and provides both color and laser printers. One lab offers full multimedia capabilities, along with color scanners. In addition Carr Hall has an open lab available for student use (CH-234). Software offered includes: word processing, spreadsheets, database, multimedia, graphics, programming and networking. In addition, the Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering maintains computer laboratories dedicated for computer languages, CAD/CAM graphics, mathematics, statistics, horticulture, physics, networking, and other science, engineering and technology applications. They contain PCs, SGI, and SUN workstations running Windows, Unix and Linux. Please note that all access to computing resources at Western Piedmont is governed by the Acceptable Use of Computing Resources policy of the College. All users of College computers should carefully review this policy as violations of such could result in loss of computer/campus network access privileges, suspension from the College or, in some instances, criminal prosecution.
PRINTING IN COMPUTER LABS
Some campus computer labs assess a per page charge for printing, while other labs provide printing at no cost. If printing charges are applicable, all students are expected to pay for all pages printed before leaving the lab. Failure to pay may result in disciplinary action and/or revocation of College computing privileges. Use of no-cost printing in computer labs is expected to be limited to academic purposes. If Western Piedmont personnel conclude that a student is abusing no-cost printing by printing an excessive number of pages or by printing inappropriate or essentially personal material, personnel may require the student to cease printing activity. Habitual abuse of no-cost printing may result in the revocation of the student’s printing and/or computer use privileges campus-wide.
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Morganton, NC 28655