Labs & Special Facilities

Campus Summary

Computers are utilized in most areas of the college for instructional delivery. With over 14 computer-based classrooms and more than 450 PCs and Macs for student access, the use of technology continues to grow campus-wide. The Library, Academic Support Center, and Physics, Biology, Dental, and Chemistry Labs are all adding PCs as part of the teaching equipment in the classroom. Every standard classroom is equipped with a multimedia instructor station that allows for digital delivery of lectures. Tunxis@Bristol houses a wireless networked computer classroom in a community-based setting.


The CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) classroom (room 3-321) contains student workstations, a laser printer, a plotter, a CAM milling machine, and additional Industrial Technologies Studies hardware. AutoCAD (including multiple modules, such as Architectural) software used in various CAD courses is available as well as all the general purpose classroom software. AutoCAD is also available in the Computer Center’s Open Lab area for student use outside of scheduled class time.


The ePortfolio Lab (CL5) is where students can come to work on their college ePortfolio. An ePortfolio is a collection of work that is assembled over time and is a reflection the student’s growth at our college.

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Graphic Design Studio

Students who are taking courses in Graphic Design will find the Graphic Design Studio (room 6-228) well-equipped to meet their design and production needs. Macintosh computers, industry-standard software, multi-use printers, a slide/negative scanner, and a CD burner comprise some of the hardware supporting academic studies in Graphic Design.

Fine Arts Studio

The Fine Arts Studio (room 6-227) boasts large-screen Macintosh computers, software for producing and editing photographs and digital art creation, multi-use printers, in a creative environment.

Language Arts Lab

The Language Arts Lab (room 3-304) provides programmatic computer training in ESL and other language skills. Use of this classroom other than regular class time must be scheduled.

Reading/Writing Lab

Looking to change your old, unsuccessful reading and writing habits? Stressed about writing your essay? Come to the Reading & Writing Lab, a supportive, peaceful setting to get help with improving your reading and writing skills. For students in Introduction to English (ENG 096) and First Year Experience (CSS 101). No appointment necessary (except on Fridays). Hours are posted at the R&W Lab, Room 300 in the 300 Building. For more information, contact Karen Trager, R&W Lab Coordinator, at 860.773.1915 or

Algebra Lab

Math Anxiety got you down?  Need someplace where you can work on Algebra homework and ask questions? Come to the Algebra Lab, located in the 300 building, room 302. Drop in anytime, no appointment necessary. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10-6, Tuesdays 10-7, and Fridays 9-2. Any questions, contact Agata Smiarowski, Algebra Lab coordinator, at 860-773-1536 or

Technology Labs in Continuing Education

The Continuing Education Office maintains Computer Labs for training in non-credit and special interest courses and for CEU credits in this on-campus classroom. A wide array of Microsoft applications and Web topics are regularly covered.


Tunxis@Bristol, located in downtown Bristol, offers Industry-based training and re-training programs that are scheduled in a state-of-the-art computer lab.