Computer Commons Area
Computer Commons: Individual Use Computers
Over 120 new computers are available for current LAMC students to use in the Learning Center computer commons area. There is no charge to use the computers but you must have your new student ID# to log in. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet are accessible on the Individual Use side of the Commons. Accessing gaming sites and/or downloading games is prohibited. During heavy use hours, students are limited to 20 minutes on the computers and may be asked to log off so students on the wait list can access computers. Students will not be able to access LRC programs that enhance academic success from these computers, but students can login to the Learning Lab computers for these programs.
The Learning Lab provides computers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Developmental Communications (Dev Com) students to access academic programs for their classes. Only Development Communication students can login to the computers on tables marked DEV COM since the students' hours on these computers are reported to the Developmental Communication instructors.
All other computers in the Learning Lab are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and students can receive a referral from their instructors or LRC staff members to access these computers. For more information, visit the Information Desk. In addition to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet, these computers are equipped with the following programs to enhance students success:
English: Reading & Language Arts
- Access 21st Century - v1.2
- Plato - v4.2
- Reading Plus - v3.7.2
English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Side by Side - 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B
- Focus on Grammar (Basic, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced)
- Longman Interactive - 1, 2, 3, 4
Development Communication (Dev-Com)
- Reading Horizons - v5
- Diascriptive Reading - v1
Mathematics (If you want to brush up your mathematical skills or work on your computer assignments for a math class you can use the following)
- Minitab Release - v14.2
- Excel (with MegaStats)
- MathType - v6
- MatLab - v7.1
- Introductory Algebra
- Intermediate Algebra
- Wolfram Mathematica - v8
- Language Assistant Series
- Dictionary Converter
- Spanish Assistant
- Power Spanish
- The Foundation
- Video Potpourri
- The Payoff
Microsoft Office 2016 is available.
Please note: If you want to save your work you must bring a flash drive or upload your documents to your personal cloud storage.
To print your documents you will need to buy a print card ($1.00) or bring a student ID issued after 2010; to use the print card or student ID, you will need to add money to the card using the Print Card Vending machine located on the wall behind the Information Desk. Printing is .10 per page.