160+ Computer Workstations for Your Course Needs

The Academic Computing Resource Center (ACRC) is open to all CCSF Students. Drop-in and use our computers to complete classwork, conduct online research or use software specific to various CCSF courses.

Important Note - Availability Starting Spring 2023

Starting in spring 2023, only a small section of the ACRC will be available to students. This section includes only Windows workstations. Please contact Jonathan Potter (jpotter@ccsf.edu), the computer science department chair, with questions.

About The Workstations

The ACRC has 168 Windows PCs, Macintoshes, and Linux workstations. Workstations are equipped with specific hardware/software needs for:

  • Computer Networking and Information Technology (CNIT)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Broadcast Electronic Media Arts (BEMA)
  • Cinema (CINE)
  • Photography (PHOT)
  • Journalism (JOUR)
  • Visual Media Design (VMD)

Software includes Microsoft Office, web development and programming (C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Perl, Oracle, SQL, and more) as well as programs for: introductory Macintosh use; cross-platform Multimedia (Graphic Design, Audio/Video Editing, DVD Authoring, 3-D Modeling and Post-Production); and the dedicated Linux subnet.

What You Need:

To use the computers in the ACRC, all you need is:

  • A current and valid CCSF student photo ID is required to use the ACRC and its resources. (Don't have an ID? You can get a duplicate CCSF Photo ID free of charge in Multi-Use Building (MUB) 230 during business hours.)
  • A current California Identification/Driver's License is required to borrow hardware and peripherals from the Reception Desk.

When We're Open:

  • The ACRC opens on the first day of classes and closes on the day preceding the last days of finals.
  • The Center is closed on holidays and on faculty/staff professional development days when classes are not in session.
  • Please consult the Calendar of Instruction for days the college is closed or when classes are not held.