Guidelines and Procedures
The purpose of the computer lab is to provide equipment and facilities in which MHCC students and faculty can develop computer skills and complete classroom assignments required for courses offered at MHCC Only. YOU ARE REQUIRED to log in and out EACH TIME that you use the computer lab.
Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability or needing accessible formats should contact the Disabilities Services Office at 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure availability.
Lab monitors job:
Our goal as computer aides is to help you determine which software you need and which machines are available. We may or may not be able to solve all computer program problems. Please be aware that computer aides are NOT tutors or instructors and are not qualified to answer questions concerning your course requirements or your instructor’s intentions. Not all computer aides are well versed in computer applications. You, the student, assume full risk when you use any advice given by a computer aide.
NEW PRINTING and COPYING PROCEDURES:
Pay-for-print has been implemented across campus. There is no free printing in open student computer areas. A flash drive is required to transfer documents from the computers to the printing/copying machines. A credit card, debit card, or pre-paid print card from kiosks in the library or college center are needed to purchase printing or copying. Basic printing costs 5 cents per side. Other options are available at other costs. Scanning is free but a payment card is needed to access the scan menu. No charge will be made against your card. Unfortunately, there is no option at this time for student printing at the PE building for those in the open lab. The closest printing and copying area is the College Center.
Virus protection is provided on all the computers in the lab areas. Know where your flash drive has been. The intentional spreading of computer viruses is a crime. Mt. Hood Community College will pursue the imposition of disciplinary sanctions on students (consistent with local, state and federal law) up to and including expulsion and referral for prosecution for violations.
Computer are for class related research and assignments only. Unauthorized use such as browsing adult sites will result in loss of lab privileges. There is no privacy – your lab activity can and will be monitored locally and remotely.
Please be responsible in your use of the equipment at all times. Be gentle with the computers, especial the CD-ROM and floppy disk drives. The internal workings of all computer equipment are off limits. If questions arise regarding hardware, please consult a computer aide or your instructor.
Please note the fire exits. In case of fire, leave the lab immediately. Do not attempt to disconnect electrical equipment or help fight the fire.
NO food, drink, smoking, use of smokeless tobacco, or talking on cell phones allowed.
Any unauthorized use of passwords, software or records, falsification of identity, as well as any violation of the confidentiality or security of passwords, software or file data, will be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion.