Computer Labs and Centers

Online Open Computer Lab Hours

Before Accessing the Online Open Computer Lab

Pre-Check for Cranium Cafe

Please make sure your computer and browser is setup to allow the lab staff to provide you the best support. This is a new process of providing student help; please bear with us as we all learn a new platform for providing assistance.
Our Online Open Computer Lab Staff help with a wide range of topics, including:

Accessing and Asking a questions – Please read all steps below before entering the lab.

Enter Online Open Computer Lab

Tools

Screen Share and Audio in Cranium Café:
Please watch the video below on how to share your screen and audio using Chrome.
Screen share and audio in Cranium Video

Access to Adobe CC 2020
As a result of campus closure, student access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms is not available. Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students and faculty, so that they can continue their work remotely. Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.

All students should use their Surf ID with @miracosta.edu, example W9999999@miracosta.edu as their email address at the adobe sign in screen.

1. Visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com and use your Surf Id with miracosta.edu email stub (example W9999999@miracosta.edu) to sign in.

Visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com and use your school credentials to sign in

2. If prompted, select Company or School Account.  Enter only your Surf id (not an email format) (example W9999999) and your password in your school’s Portal Guard login screen.

If prompted, select Company or School Account and then enter your password. Or provide your credentials in your school’s login screen

3. From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.

From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps

From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps

Students who enter their surf id as an email as shown in step 1, select School or Company Account and then do NOT get PortalGuard (pictured above), please let your instructor know. NOTE:  Students must be currently enrolled to be allowed licenses.  If you drop your class or didn’t take any classes, you will lose access.

For the students who successfully get to the MiraCosta College Portal Guard screen but then fail to authenticate to Adobe, please let your instructor know. 

For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud apps.

For Higher Education students to continue developing skills, Adobe offers free “Daily Creative Challenges”. These are guided projects where participants receive creative prompts and connect with pros, mentors, and other students for feedback and support. Click on the app name to learn more: Photoshop, XD and Illustrator. Also, for inspiration and over-the-shoulder learning, watch pros share their creative process on Adobe Live daily at www.behance.net/adobelive.

For faculty seeking to engage students during campus closures, Adobe has curated resources to help them discover inspiring projects, best practices, and new ideas so they can continue to drive valuable learning in virtual environments. For more information on Adobe’s distance learning resources please click here.

AIS Computer Lab

Bldg. 1200, x6849

Open Lab Hours:
Fall and Spring Semester: M-Th 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; F 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Sa 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Semester: M-Th 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; F 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Closed Saturday
HARDWARE: MAC and PC
SOFTWARE: Business software, CSIT software, CS Software, Microsoft Office for Windows, Windows, IBM SPSS Statistic software, SIMNet, Read & Write Gold, WinSCP, Adobe Suite Creative Cloud for both MAC & PC, Microsoft Office for MAC, Fugu, and more.

Other Labs/Centers

Bldg. 1200, Math Learning Center

The Math Learning center (MLC), students are offered alternative ways to study math -- coursework is self-paced and computer-driven.  Lab is staffed by faculty and trained instructional aides.
HARDWARE: PC
SOFTWARE: Interactive Math, Internet Explorer, Windows
Special Conditions: For availability, scheduling or additional information, contact MLC (760.757.2121, x6381).

Bldg. 1201, Bibliographical Instruction Classroom

The B.I. classroom is designated for library orientations and other library functions.
HARDWARE: 36 PC
SOFTWARE: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office
Special Conditions: Available for scheduling. For availability, scheduling or additional information, call (760.795.6716).

Bldg. 3000, rm. 3007, DSPS Assistive Technology Computer Lab

The DSPS computer lab contains a variety of hardware and software technologies to help facilitate accessibility support, design, and accommodations for students with disabilities.  In addition to specialized tools, the space also serves as a general purpose open-lab for students registered with DSPS.  Faculty/staff accessibility consultations are also available by appointment.

Hardware: PC and Mac lab. iOS and Android support also available. Digital CCTV magnifiers, refreshable Braille displays,…and more.
Software: JAWS, ZoomText Fusion, NVDA, Read&Write, Kurzweil 3000, Sonocent, Speech-to-Text software,…and more.

Special Conditions: For availability, scheduling or additional information, contact Brydon Bacaycay, (bbacaycay@miracosta.edu, 760.757.2121 x6233)

Bldg. 3000, rm. 3019, EOPS Computer Lab

The EOPS lab ...
HARDWARE: PC lab
SOFTWARE: Windows
Special Conditions: For availability, scheduling or additional information, contact Yesenia Balcazar (ybalcazar@miracosta.edu, 760.757.2121, x6340).

Bldg. 3700, rm. 3730, Career Technologies & Counseling Center

The Career Services' Technologies & Counseling Center lab ...
HARDWARE: PC lab
SOFTWARE: Windows
Special Conditions: For availability, scheduling or additional information, contact

Bldg. 4500, rm. 4530, Drafting Lab

The Drafting lab also is an AutoCAD, LANDCADD, CAD/CAM lab which is primarily used by architectural, manufacturing technology, mechanical drawing and electromechanical drawing students, but open to all students, space permitting.
HARDWARE: PC lab, plotter
SOFTWARE: AutoCAD, Eudora, Windows
Special Conditions: Available for scheduling when classes are not in session. For lab information, contact Paul Clarke (pclarke@miracosta.edu, 760.757.2121, x6405). For availability, scheduling or additional information, use 25Live online:  https://25live.collegenet.com/miracosta/ .  For best results, use Google Chrome.

Bldg. 4600, rm. 4607, Scheduled Computer Lab

The instructional computer lab is scheduled for classes.
HARDWARE: PC, laser printer
SOFTWARE: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Anarchie, Apollo-Sabre, Arcview GIS, ArcVoyager, BBEdit Lite, Beatnik, Choices CT, Destinations, Graphic Converter, JPEGView, MAC OS, LiveAudio, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Word), Mr. Econ software, NCSA TelNet, Nitevision, QuickBooks Pro, Sound Machine, Sparkle, Turbogopher, SPSS, Ultimate Word Attack, UULite, Windows
Special Conditions: Faculty may schedule this lab.  For availability, scheduling or additional information, use 25Live online:  https://25live.collegenet.com/miracosta/ .  For best results, use Google Chrome.

Bldg. 4600, rm. 4610, Internet and Multimedia Technologies Lab

The instructional computer lab is a scheduled lab used for Information and Multimedia courses.
HARDWARE: PC and MAC, scanner
SOFTWARE: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Anarchie, BBEdit Lite, Beatnik, Daedalus (DIWE), Graphic Converter, Interactive Math, Japanese language tutorial, JPEGView, Language of Medicine, LiveAudio, MAC OS, Math tutorials, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Mr. Econ software, NCSA TelNet, Real Estate software, Sound Machine, Sparkle, Turbogopher, UULite, Windows
Special Conditions: Faculty may schedule this lab.  For availability, scheduling or additional information, use 25Live online:  https://25live.collegenet.com/miracosta/ .  For best results, use Google Chrome.

Bldg. 4600, rm. 4611, Writing Lab

The Writing lab is a scheduled lab used for English courses.
HARDWARE: PC
SOFTWARE: Beatnik, Daedalus (DIWE), Graphing Calculator, LiveAudio, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office
Special Conditions: Available for scheduling.  For availability, scheduling or additional information, use 25Live online:  https://25live.collegenet.com/miracosta/ .  For best results, use Google Chrome.

Bldg. 4600, rm. 4612, Instructional Lab

The Instructional computer lab is used to support a variety of instructional programs.
HARDWARE: PC, laser printer
SOFTWARE: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office
Special Conditions: Available for scheduling.  For availability, scheduling or additional information, use 25Live online:  https://25live.collegenet.com/miracosta/ .  For best results, use Google Chrome.

Bldg. 4600, rm. 4622, Internet and Multimedia Technologies Lab

The instructional computer lab is a scheduled lab used to support IMT courses.
HARDWARE: MAC
SOFTWARE: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office
Special Conditions: Available for scheduling. For availability, scheduling or additional information, use 25Live online:  https://25live.collegenet.com/miracosta/ .  For best results, use Google Chrome.

Bldg. 4700, rm. 4701, Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center is a scheduled lab used to support foreign language students practicing language skills with instructor assistance.
HARDWARE: PC, videotapes, audio-response (Tandberg) equipment
SOFTWARE: various language software, Windows
Special Conditions: Closed specific Saturdays.  For availability, scheduling or additional information, contact Lilia Vidal (lvidal@miracosta.edu, 760.757.2121, x6539).

Bldg. 4800, rm. 4803A, Computer Classroom  

The instructional computer lab is designated primarily for CSIT students.
HARDWARE: PC
SOFTWARE: Adobe Suite CS5 for PC, Business software, CSIT software, Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010, Windows 7, IBM SPSS Statistic 19 software, MyITLab, Read & Write Gold, WinSCP, and more.
Special Conditions:Classes are conducted; available for scheduling when classes are not in session.  For availability, scheduling or additional information, use 25Live online:  https://25live.collegenet.com/miracosta/ .  For best results, use Google Chrome.

Bldg. 4800, rm. 4803B, Computer Classroom

The instructional computer lab is designated primarily for CSIT students.
HARDWARE: PC
SOFTWARE: Adobe Suite CS5 for PC, Business software, CSIT software, Microsoft Office 2010, Windows, IBM SPSS Statistic 19 software, MyITLab, Read & Write Gold, WinSCP, and more.
Special Conditions: Classes are conducted; available for scheduling when classes are not in session.  Lab hours posted outside the lab. For availability, scheduling or additional information, use 25Live online:  https://25live.collegenet.com/miracosta/ .  For best results, use Google Chrome.

Bldg. 4800, rm. 4804, Computer and Information Science Lab

The instructional computer lab is designated primarily for CS students.
HARDWARE: PC
SOFTWARE: Adobe Suite CS5 for PC, Business software, CSIT software, Microsoft Office 2010, Windows 7, IBM SPSS Statistic 19 software, MyITLab, Read & Write Gold, WinSCP, and more.
Special Conditions: Classes are conducted; available for scheduling when classes are not in session.  For availability, scheduling or additional information, use 25Live online:  https://25live.collegenet.com/miracosta/ .  For best results, use Google Chrome..

Bldg. 7000, rm. 7001, Horticulture Lab

The instructional computer lab ...
HARDWARE: PC lab
SOFTWARE: Windows
Special Conditions: For availability, scheduling or additional information, contact Claire Ehrlinger (cehrlinger@miracosta.edu), 760.795.6704 or, x6704)

Bldg. 7000, rm. 7051, HORT

HARDWARE: PC
SOFTWARE: Windows
Special Conditions: For availability, scheduling or additional information, contact

Bldg. 7000, rm. 7003, HORT

HARDWARE: PC lab
SOFTWARE: Windows
Special Conditions: For availability, scheduling or additional information, contact

Bldg. 2200, Music Department Lab

The Music Dept. lab designated primarily for music students but open to all students, space permitting.
HARDWARE: MAC lab
SOFTWARE: Anarchie, AOLpress, Band in a Box, BBEdit Lite, Fetch, Finale, Graphic Converter, JPEGView, MAC OS, MIDI, NCSA TelNet, Nightingale, Practica Musica, Q Base
Special Conditions: For availability, scheduling or additional information, contact Jim McKinley (jmckinley@miracosta.edu, 760.757.2121, x6454).

Bldg. 2200, Music Department/Open Lab

The Music Dept. lab is designated primarily for music students but open to all students, space permitting.
HARDWARE: MAC lab
SOFTWARE: Anarchie, Band in a Box, BBEdit Lite, Fetch, Finale, Graphic Converter, JPEGView, MAC OS, MIDI, NCSA TelNet, Nightingale, Practica Musica, Q Base
Special Conditions: For availability, scheduling or additional information, contact Jim McKinley (jmckinley@miracosta.edu, 760.757.2121, x6454).

Bldg. 3700, Career Center Lab

The Career Centerlab...
HARDWARE: PC lab; four computers
SOFTWARE: Windows
Special Conditions: For availability, scheduling or additional information, contact Kit Hudnutt (khudnutt@miracosta.edu, 760.757.2121, x6575).

Please contact the Abdy Afzali, Instructional Technology Coordinator with any questions or concerns about computer labs and centers at MiraCosta College (aafzali@miracosta.edu, 760.795.6731 or, x6731).