Office of Information Technology

Office of Information Technology

APPLIED COMPUTING CENTER

Academic Computing Center

Lab Layout

The Applied Computing Center features 57 Windows-based computers and 3 Macintosh OSX computers. All computers are networked and use the University's high speed internet connection.  The ACC is now located on the 3rd floor of Evans Library and renovated with more desktop space for students to bring their laptops with the capability to power them up using the outlets on the tabletops.

Printing, black and white as well as laser color, is available for a reasonable cost. Visitors must use either a Florida Tech ID card or a Library DART card for printing transactions. In addition to an integrated computing environment, the lab also offers computers for digital video processing with both USB and IEEE 1394 (Firewire) ports. The center has work table space and accommodations for students working in groups or projects such as the tables by the windows with dual screens.

Policies

Reservations are not accepted at the Applied Computing Center, usage is on a first-come first-served basis. During peak times, such as mid-terms and final exams, clients are limited to blocks of two hours, and Florida Tech students and faculty have priority over the public.

Usage Policies

The Applied Computing Center operates on the Florida Institute of Technology network and Internet connection. Users therefore are subject to the University's defined Acceptable Use Policy. Further, as this is a public lab, Pornography is strictly prohibited. We keep logs of all computer activities and violators will be reported both to Florida Tech Security and the Melbourne Police Department. The computers are for academic use only and use of chat clients (AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, etc) as well as IRC channels and chat rooms is not permitted. Using message boards other than for research or academic collaboration is also not allowed. Repeated disregard for these rules will result in the client being asked to leave the lab. If the user refuses to leave or continues to use the computing resources inappropriately, he/she may be escorted out by security and possibly banned from the lab and/or the campus.

Resources

Hardware

Academic Computing CenterThe Applied Computing Center features 57 Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 i7 computer systems with 16GB of RAM and plenty of hard disk space. Also the computers have DVD RW drives. All systems are installed with Windows 7 64Bit Professional. We also have three Macintosh computers featuring OSX.

One color scanner is available for client use with editing software.

Software

Word-processing, statistical analysis, programming, and presentation development programs are available on both the PC and Macintosh computers. See the software list for more details and/or use the Contact Us form.

If an instructor wishes to use his/her own software, the Applied Computing Center manager should be told whether it is to be run on a PC or a Macintosh. Software license documentation must be provided by the instructor. Additional helpful information would include how many students will be using the software, and for what duration of time (one semester or more). Please note that the instructor must have appropriate licenses and user information available before the software can be installed on Applied Computing Center computers. Please see the software policies for details on software installations.

The Applied Computing Center cannot provide personal tutoring on how to use the instructor's software. Software instruction should be incorporated in the instructor's curriculum. At the beginning of class it is helpful to survey the students on their computer literacy for usage with common software programs.

Internet

Internet access is available on all computers in the Applied Computing Center. Please become familiar with Center policies for appropriate usage of the Internet, and appropriate search topics before using a workstation.

Charges

There is no charge for computer usage in the Applied Computing Center. Students have priority; however, the public may use the facility by presenting proper identification.

Hours

Please see the Evans Library Hours of Operation for more information.

Contact Information

321-674-8023

labsupport@fit.edu

Lab Manager: Thomas Couperthwaite tcoupert@fit.edu

Classroom Lab Technician: Tosin Aina ainat@fit.edu

Available Software

For software listings, please visit  ACC Software Page.