Labs & Special Facilities


The CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) classroom contains student workstations, a laser printer, a plotter, a CAM milling machine, and additional Industrial Technologies Studies hardware. Software used in various courses includes: AutoCAD (including modules such as Architectural), DataCad, and CADKEY; and it is also available in the Computer Center’s Open Lab area for student use outside of scheduled class time.


The ePortfolio Lab 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.
» Lab hours, ePortfolio help sheets, and more

Graphic Design Studio

Students who are taking courses in Graphic Design will find the Graphic Design Studio 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.

Language Arts Lab

The Language Arts Lab 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

Get help with reading and writing skills. No appointment necessary. The R/W lab is in the Academic Support Center in room 6-109. Hours (through Dec. 13) are

  • Wednesdays, 11 – 2pm & 4 – 6pm, and
  • Thursday, 11 – 2pm, 4 – 5pm, 6 – 7pm

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. The Cabling and A+ Certification programs take advantage of technology to enhance the delivery of instruction. A wide array of Microsoft applications and Web topics are also covered regularly.


Tunxis@Bristol, located in downtown Bristol, offers additional computer training in a state-of-the-art computer lab.

Campus Summary

Computers are utilized in many other 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. Tunxis@Bristol houses a wireless networked computer classroom in a community-based setting.