Open Computer Lab | Fort Lauderdale Campus

The Open Computer Lab (Fort Lauderdale Campus) is located on the sixth floor of the Higher Education Complex (HEC) building, room 611.

This computer lab contains 26 Windows and Mac computers, as well as multiple printers. All the computers are connected to the campus network and have full access to the Internet.

This open lab is open to all FAU students, and allows them to complete class assignments, conduct research, and perform any other FAU-related academic work.

Hardware Available

The Open Computer Lab contains 1 Epson flatbed 11 x 17 scanner, 1 HP flatbed 8.5 x 11 scanner with a 50 page document feeder, 1 HP 42” wide scanner, 1 Next Engine 3D Scanner, 1 HP black and white laser printer, 1 HP color laser printer, 1 wide-format color inkjet printer, and 2 HP color plotters.

QTY. PC Type OS Memory Hard Drive Processor
16 Dell Precision T3600 Windows 7 16 GB 2 TB SATA 3.6 GHz Intel Xeon
10 iMac | Intel Snow Leopard 10.6 4 GB 320 GB SATA 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo


Computer Lab Layout

Fort Lauderdale Open Computer Lab

Software Available

The following is a list of software packages available in the computer lab.

Windows Software Packages

 

Mac Software Packages

  • MS-Office 2010
    (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium
    (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production
    (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, Encore, After Effects)
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer, Safari, & FireFox
  • Maya 2013 & 2014
  • Archicad
  • AutoCad
  • ArcGIS
  • Sketchup 2013
  • SPSS 21
  • Rhinoceros 4
  • Unity
 
  • MS-Office 2011
    (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium
    (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
  • Browsers: Safari & FireFox
  • Maya 2013 & 2014
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Unity


Printing in the Fort Lauderdale Open Computer Lab

The Fort Lauderdale Open Computer Lab is equipped with a pay-for-print system.

The system requires a valid FAU student ID (Owl card), a faculty ID or a visitor's card.

The visitor's card can be purchased from a Cash-to-Card machine located in HEC-610 (Student Study Area). Users can add money to their card as needed, using the cash-to-card machine.

 
Type of Printing Cost
8.5" x 11" - Black & White $0.05
8.5" x 11" - Color Laser $0.65
11" x 17" - Black & White $0.10
13" x 19" - Color Ink (Matte) $3.00
13" x 19" - Color Ink (Glossy) $3.00
36" x 24" - Plotter Color $5.00
36" x 48" - Plotter Color $10.00
36" x 72" - Plotter Color $15.00


Other Information

For more information about the Fort Lauderdale Campus computer Labs, please contact:

Joe Sher

Joe Sher
Academic Computer Labs Manager
Office: HEC-609
Phone: 954-762-5194
Lab: 954-762-5273
E-mail: jsher@fau.edu

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Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED