By Melynda Griffin
Published on December 5, 2007
The Academic Computing labs, more commonly known as the computer labs, are a valuable resource to PJC students.
Warrington’s computer lab, located in Building 3100, Room 3142, on the PJC Warrington campus always has several computers available. These computers are equipped with the latest Microsoft Office software as well as Internet access, and are surrounded by plenty of working space. All computers are linked to printers within the lab.
Most importantly, the lab is quiet. There is no television nearby tempting students away from their studies, or lazy roommates lying around and ruining motivation. In fact, with other students working diligently on whatever it is they need to finish, inspiration is given to finish one’s homework.
Tomeka Salter, a PJC student, said, “I’m here at least twice a week. It’s great. I don’t have a computer at home, much less Internet, and so this really is the only way I can do my homework.”
Bernie Kaemmerling is a computer lab technician for the college. Kaemmerling said Warrington Campus has 16 Dell computers in its lab, and that they update them as needed according to the age of the computer. He noted that the lab was busiest before and right after classes, but there was usually a computer available for students.
There are policies posted inside the lab for student use, including no food or drink in the labs, and restrictions upon some online activities. “We’ve never had any problems with students not following the rules,” Kaemmerling said.
PJC Warrington campus lab’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Hours vary for the computer labs at the Pensacola and Milton campuses.
For more information, visit the Academic Computing Lab website at http://www.pjc.edu/students/resources/acdemcomplab.aspx or call 484-2322.