Tyler Junior College

Open Computer Lab

Phone: 903-510-2531

Mission Statement

The Open Computer Lab provides students with an opportunity to use computing resources to support their class activities in an environment conducive to academic achievement.

The Open Computer Lab is located on the third floor of the Pirtle Technology building in room T-315.  The current configuration of the lab offers 50 desktop computers in the main open lab space; tables with seating for students who wish to study and/or use their own laptop, tablet, or other wireless device; and 24 seats in the open lab extension.    

Open Computer Lab Hours of Operation

Pirtle T-315 Open Computer Lab

Phone: 903-510-2531
Fall and Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Each computer station in the lab has a computer with the Windows 7 operating system, a variety of internet browsers, and Microsoft Office 2013.  Selected stations throughout the lab have been installed with software programs specific to individual degree programs.  If you have a specific software need, please speak to the lab staff when checking in so they can assign you to the appropriate computer.  As there are limited machines with specific programs, you may have to wait for a machine in particularly heavy usage periods.

You must present a valid TJC student ID card in order to use the lab facilities. Students must surrender their ID card to the lab assistant on duty and may be asked to specify the reason for the use of the computers to help us determine future computing needs.  IDs will be returned when the student checks out of the lab. Non-students who possess a Vaughn Library Courtesy cards may also use the lab by presenting their card.  All such courtesy card users must give precedence to currently enrolled TJC students.

Lab assistants are on duty to check students in and out of the lab, to monitor the software and equipment, and, when available, to assist patrons with getting started on the computer. Lab assistants are not computer tutors nor should they be expected to be familiar with every program being used; however, they will assist as they are able.

The lab is usually closed when the campus is closed, including national holidays, Winter Break, and Spring Break. Please feel free to call 903-510-2531 to speak to a lab assistant if you have any questions.

Printing

Printing is available in the Open Computer Lab, the Vaughn Library, and the Open Computer Lab Extension.  Black and white printing is available for ten cents per page in the Open Computer Lab, the Vaughn Library, and the Open Computer Lab Extension.  Color printing is available for 75 cents per page in the Open Computer Lab only.

Before you can print, you must add credit to your Pharos UniPrint account.  You can add credit to your Pharos UniPrint account using your credit or debit card by calling the Cashier in the White Administrative Services Building at 903.510.2672 during business hours.

You can also add credit to your Pharos UniPrint account using cash by going to the Vaughn Library or in the White Administrative Services Building, Cashier (ground floor) druing business hours.  In addition, you may add credit by visiting the Cashier in the White Administrative Services Building (ground floor) during business hours.

Other Computing Access

Library "Express" Computers (downstairs - 2-hour time limit)
Fall and Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED


Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/ComputerLabs