Lab Rules, Access, Student Resources and Support
Treat the lab as a professional work place.
- Eating and drinking should be done outside of the lab.
- Clean up your station after you use it. Leave it clean and ready for the next person regardless of how you found it.
- Keep all pencils, pens, pointers etc ... away from the monitors.
- Keep all settings as you found them. Do not download any programs or unauthorized files.
- Use only your own files.
- Save your work on your USB and in the D2L directory assigned for back-ups.
- Access only internet sites approved by the instructor. Unauthorized access will result in blockage of the entire class. Repeated problems will result in progressive discipline up to and including being dropped from the class.
- These lab rules apply to both ARC computers and to laptops brought in by students.
LAB - Resources ROOM 309
- This lab has been set up standardized like you may find in the workplace. We expect you to act responsibly and treat the lab as you would your own property or an employer's property. Computer Work Stations
- The lab has 20 - 24 workstations which are normally assigned for your use at the beginning of the course.
- The hard drives are reset to an original condition every time they reboot. All new files and settings will be lost. Keep your files on your own USB and use the D2L system as a back-up
- If your workstation develops a problem, let the instructor know immediately so that it can be addressed as quickly as possible.
- Plot Stations
- Each lab has at least one plot station capable of printing Letter (A-Size) or Legal (B-Size) plots and a color plotter.
- We try to minimize the amount of paper plots used in this lab. As a result, the majority of your plots will be made to a file format and submitted electronically. The set-up and execution of the plot command is identical for paper or for file plots ... but we save a significant amount of paper.
- If you require a paper plot, then the paper for each plotter is located in the lab. Let the instructor know immediately if the plotters are out of paper or if a plotter develops a problem. Internet
- Each instructor has their own procedures regarding the use of the internet. You must ask your instructor about the use or access to the internet before you use it.
- Various files needed for the class are loaded onto each computer that is readable by a version of program that is currently being taught. These files are located on each computers D:\Drive under D:\DT\Class name Folder. Additional files may be accessed through the D2L program.
- These files are read-only files and should not be modified.
- This directory is for storing files required by the class and is not for storing your own files.
COMPUTER RESOURCES for students who wish to work with AutoCAD outside of established lab hours
- DT students may use available computers during other class times with instructor's prior permission. Rooms 309, 311, 391
- LRC - Learning Resource Center
- All computers are loaded with required versions of AutoCAD.
- A-Size (Letter, 8-1/2x11) plots are available with a per copy fee.
- Student Version - AutoCAD and Revit
- Student versions of AutoDESK products are available at www.autodesk.com\communities ... students and educators
- All plots show "Student Version" stamp.
- Free Version - Sketch-Up
- Google.com under the "more" tab
- Free Version - pdf converter
- google pdf995 and download
- Tutoring Services - Pending Availability
- ARC trained and certified tutors are listed through the LRC. Arrangements are made through the LRC.
- Beacon Tutors are arranged through the LRC.
- Private tutors may be available through contacts with your classmates.
- DT Office phone: 916-484-8354 LRC phone: 916-484-8693
Additional Resources for Student Success
The Design Technology Department at ARC is in the business of student success. Toward that goal, we support any equipment or software that can be provided to students to enhance their educational experience. Although we provide technical labs with computers for all of our course work, extra computer project time has proven to be an advantage for our students. High quality coursework and the portfolios created within this program streamline transfer to the university programs or to employment within the professional workplace.
- Faculty, through student contact in the classroom, may suggest that additional resources may be advantageous and may suggest outside testing, tutoring, and or counseling in regard to learning differences. These suggestions are expressed in the context that each student receives assistance as required in order to aid in a positive educational experience at ARC.
- DSPS - http://web.arc.losrios.edu/%7Edsps/contact.htm Phone Number: (916) 484.8382• E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Learning Resource Center - Phone Number: 916-484-8693DT
- Design Tech Office phone: 916-484-8354
- Gary D. Herrlinger, Architect
- Gary Aguilar, Architect
- Randy Schuster, Mechanical Engineer