LAVC Student Union Building

Welcome to The Computer Commons Lab!

The Computer Commons Lab

The Computer Commons Lab will be closed on 03/29/24 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.

We will also be closed April 1-5 for Spring Break.

   The lab will be open for the Spring 2024 Term (February 05 - June 03): 
   Monday through Thursday, 7am - 7:15pm and Friday, 7am - 4pm
  • About - The lab is located in the Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 234, on the second floor, above the library. As one of the four areas that make up the Academic Resource Center, the Computer Commons is an open computer lab, designed to support Valley College students’ academic needs. The lab offers a wide variety of software (Final Draft 13, Photoshop etc.), internet access, printing, scanning, copy services, two group study rooms, and a dedicated support staff at the Help Desk.
  • Equipment - The lab has 98 computers with Windows 10, and two iMac stations. There are two printers available in the lab. One prints, both BW and Color while the other prints B&W only. Wired headphones and wired earbuds, flash drives and white board markers can be borrowed with your student ID card. A high resolution scanner is also available for use in the lab.
  • Printing - Through the internet, you can use this website to upload files into our print queue.
    • Your files will be printable from the kiosks in both our lab, as well as from the library, for 24 hours. The prices for printing is 10¢ for B/W and 25¢ for Color.
    •   Bills, coins, credit, debit, ApplePay, and Android Pay are all accepted forms of Payment.
      • ***Please note that there will be a Pre-Authorization Charge of $10.00 if you use Credit/Debit Card, Apple and Android Pay. Depending on your bank, you should be refunded in approximately 1-3 business days.
    • Associated Student Union members can print up-to 30 pages for free at the Student Union. Please contact the ASU for more information:                 Call 818-778-5517 Or Visit the ASU on the second Floor of the Student Union Building.
  • Policy - To use the Computer Commons, students must be enrolled at LAVC for the current semester and have an LACCD student email address. Food and drink are not allowed in the lab. Children are not permitted entry to the Computer Commons lab, but the LAVC Family Resource Center does allow children with their LAVC student-parents at their Kid-Friendly Study Lounge, where they have four Mac computers with a printer. Check their website for details.
  • Assistance - Dedicated Computer Commons Help Desk staff are available to assist students with the use of computers, printing, scanning, and academic software. The Help Desk staff are not allowed to tutor students, assist with personal, non-college related business, or handle students' personal devices or belongings.
  • Employment - If you're interested in joining our staff as a student worker, a volunteer or through the Federal Work Study program, you can contact Rob or Sean by calling 818-778-5725, emailing cclab@islandcatpaws.com, or stopping by the lab. You can also use this application submission form.
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  • Writing Center (Also part of the Academic Resource center)
    • Tutoring is currently available remotely through Canvas.
    • Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 229
  • General Tutoring (Also part of the Academic Resource Center)
    • Offers tutoring in most academic subjects.
    • Tutoring is currently available remotely through Canvas.
    • Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 213
  • Math Lab (Also part of the Academic Resource Center)
    • Offers math tutoring.
    • Tutoring is currently available remotely through Canvas.
    • Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 226
  • Library
    • Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Ground Floor.
  • Student Services Division
    • Student Services is the division of the College involved with student development outside of the confines of the classroom.
    • Student Services Center building
  • Virtual Valley Help Desk
    • For technical help accessing online classes.
    • Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 232

If you're interested in becoming a tutor for the Academic Resource Center, click here. To be able to view and apply for Co-op Jobs and create a College Central Network account, click here.

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Have an issue you want help with?

Want to ask us a question?

Simply email us at CCLab@islandcatpaws.com! We should get back to you within one business day.


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Office Location and Hours

Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 234, on the second floor above the library.

Spring 2024 Term (February 05 - June 03): 

Monday - Thursday: 7am - 7:15pm

Friday: 7am - 4pm

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