Free, Open Access Computer Lab

The Learning Assistance Center's Computer Lab is City College of San Francisco's largest open-access computer lab for all registered CCSF students.

The Learning Assistance Center (soon to be known as The STAR Center) Computer Lab is located in the Rosenberg Library and Resource Center, Second Floor, R207. Students can work on assignments in a supportive and welcoming environment. Laboratory assistants are available to help students in selecting and using the laboratory’s hardware and software. The lab offers open access to a 100 Windows computers with Internet, email, MS Office access, and a variety of educational software programs for all current CCSF students. Laser black and white printing, scanners, and 14 laptop stations equipped with power strips and local wireless access points are available.


Using the Computer Lab

Check-In

  1. All students are required to log in at the Learning Assistance front counter.
  2. Students can scan their current CCSF ID Card or type in their CCSF ID Number.

Policies

  • Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • One student per computer and one computer per student.
  • There is a 1 1/2 hour limit per session when other students are waiting. 
  • Absence from a workstation for 20 minutes will result in student's automatic logout and the reassignment of the workstation to the waiting students.
  • No food or outside drinks permitted.

Printing

If you need assistance, please ask any staff or laboratory assistant. There are two printing systems available. Pinnacle (black and white single side laser printer) and WEPA (multiple b/w and color options). Local Pinnacle printing cost $.12/page. You may purchase, or add value to a Print/Copy Card with one of the card vending machines located by the Computer Lab Counter. You will be charged for each page that comes out of the printer including blank pages, so, please use the print preview. Unclaimed print jobs will be deleted after four hours. WEPA printers are located on every floor of the Library and utilize RamID and WEPA account (wepanow.com).

Work as a Computer Lab Assistant

Due to campus closures related to Covid-19, there are no student lab assistant positions available. Please check back when the campus reopens.

Lab assistant responsibilities in the Learning Assistance Department Computer Labs include:

  • welcoming guests and students to the space
  • answering phone calls
  • supporting student check ins at the front counter
  • introducing first time students to the lab environment
  • supporting basic hardware and software operations
  • answering questions students might have
  • providing computer assistance allowing students to effectively use computers for their academic success
  • providing a general orientation to students about Learning Assistance Department related services.

This is a part-time position with a maximum of 15 hours per week. 

All Computer Lab Assistant applicants are required to meet the minimum qualifications below: 

  • Current student enrolled at CCSF for the minimum of 6 units/semester (international students need to review SHEP requirements)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Reliable and able to support the philosophy and mission of the Learning Assistance Center.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with and support students of all identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Will be required to take an assessment test.
  • Will be required to participate in the Computer Lab Assistant training session.
  • Will be required to participate in ongoing departmental or new student employee orientations and trainings.