- Las Positas College
- Computer Center
What we do
Help with software/equipment/printing-related problems or questions.
Help you with coursework-related questions (please be prepared).
Help with Canvas login questions or problems.
Point you to other resources if we can't solve your issues.
Computer Center general overview
This is both a classroom and an open lab for studying.
Any currently enrolled LPC student may come in to work any time we are open.
Students who follow the LPC Computer Center policies and guidelines can normally use any available computer in the lab, however, areas may occasionally be reserved for classes.
Fall and Spring: Mon-Thurs: 7:30 am—9:30 pm, Fri: 8:30 am—3:00 pm
Summer: Mon-Thurs: 8:00 am—9:00 pm, Fri: CLOSED
- 101 PC’s with Windows 10
- 5 iMacs available first come-first serve, with MS Office and graphics programs installed
- A wide variety of software is installed throughout the lab, ask if you cannot find what you need
- Computers may be on or you may have to turn them on
- Username: "student" Password: (leave it blank)
- When you finish, close all programs, remove your media, and leave computers on for other students
Saving Your Work
Deep Freeze protects our hard drives and will erase it if you crash or reboot, or if the power goes out!
Save your files to a Flash/USB drive or to your online storage account (Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.)
Use the T: (thawspace) drive if you must save to the hard drive while working
Save early and save often and make back-up copies to prevent losing your work
- There are four network printers: A, B, C and Color
- Computers are normally set to the closest printer, but can print to any of them
- PLEASE ASK if you don’t see your print job or suspect printer problems
- If the network is down for any reason, no-one will be able to print
- Color printer must be selected from print dialog box on your PC, cost is 50 cents per side
- There is a pay-per-page print system called GoPrint on campus
- Fees: print fee is 10¢ per side (B&W), 50¢ per side (color), Print card itself costs 50¢
- With a $1 bill (no coins) you can purchase a card with 50¢ value on it in 803 or the Library
- You can add value to any card using the Cash to Card machine at the 10¢ per page rate
- The Cash to Card machine only accepts bills and does not give change
- Computer Center staff does not handle cash and cannot make change or give refunds.
- You can buy a discount print card for $8.00 from the bookstore.
This discount card is worth $10.00. That means you get 100 pages of B&W printing for 8¢ each!
Using Your Print Card:
- Choose to print from your programs as you normally would
- Check the computer name on the sticker on the monitor, e.g. 803-A1
- On the GoPrint kiosk touch screen, locate and tap your computer name in the list
- Follow the instructions on the screen, inserting print card when prompted
- Verify how many pages are printing and the cost before you tap "Pay and Print"
- Pick up printout from the designated printer
- Jobs sent to the printer will expire (disappear) after 30 minutes if they are not paid & released
Restrooms are located down the hall near Auto Tech across the courtyard to the north,
or in bldg. 1600 past the reception desk on the right.
Convenience items: staplers, pencil sharpeners, hole punches, etc.
A scanner is available for student use on G-2.
Lost and found is at staff desk except valuables which are taken to Security in 1725.
This room and the computers in it are here for studying and course-related work.
Please conduct yourself in a way that is respectful to other lab users, including:
- Turn cell phones off or set to SILENT & please take calls outside
- Visiting and social activities are to be conducted elsewhere on campus
- Likewise, please enjoy your food or drinks outside before you come into the 803 lab
- Ask lab assistants for help: It is what we are here for!!
- Use blue recycle bins for unwanted printouts. (Paper may be reused as scratch)
- Know that this is a college computer lab. Computers may be monitored and your privacy is not guaranteed. Please behave accordingly and guard personal information
- Lab use is a privilege, not a right. Please follow the lab rules and pay attention to staff instructions and warnings to retain your lab privileges.
- Connect external devices such as laptops to lab computers or network cabling
- Download or install software, except as assigned coursework
- Change the contents or alter the configuration of the hard drive
- Use computers for chatting, gaming, viewing obscene or offensive material,
hacking, pirating or e-commerce (see Computer Use Policies)
- Create or introduce viruses. If a scan finds an infected file, please let us know .