Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

CRC student with lab assistant

The most comprehensive facilities open to all currently registered PCC students are the Computer Resource Centers. They are located on the Cascade, Rock Creek, Southeast and Sylvania campuses. Software applications include Internet access, word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, databases, web page authoring, presentations and programming languages.

While all currently enrolled PCC students are welcome, an orientation is required before using the centers.

If you need help while using a computer lab, lab assistants are available to assist you with computer applications such as Word and Excel. See the lab assistant job description if you are interested in student employment opportunities with a computer lab.

Computer Application Systems tutors are also available to aid with Office Applications, web development and other CAS assignments. Please contact your campus computer lab for more information regarding CAS, CIS & CS tutoring locations and hours of availability.

Hours of Operation

Check your campus computer lab for its exact hours. All computer labs:

  • Open the first day of each term and close the Saturday of finals week
  • Holiday observances and closures correspond with PCC's closures as marked on the academic calendar

Accessibility Features

Each campus maintains an inventory of accessibility equipment:

  • Hardware may include adjustable desk heights to accommodate wheel chairs, large screen monitors, headphones with mics, ergonomic chairs, keyboards and mice.
  • Software may include audible software, which speaks to the user as the mouse is scrolled over text, and text enlargement software.

Check your campus computer lab for specific equipment. You may also order equipment through Disability Services.


The computers in the computer labs use the GoPrint Print Manager system. Learn more about printing.

Additional Computing Resources

Other computing resources may be found in PCC libraries. Also, many academic departments manage specialized computer labs for students taking their classes.