The Business & CIS Division has two study labs. Students can come here to use computers for homework or to use textbooks and other class materials. Free, drop-in tutoring in specific subjects is available. The labs are also a convenient place to study between classes.
The labs are closed weekends, campus holidays, and during semester breaks. Call ahead to see when tutoring is available for your specific class. The labs are staffed by a coordinator, instructional assistants, and student tutors.
Students must be registered in the current semester in at least one Business & CIS Division class in order to use the Business & CIS Division Open Computer Lab or the Business Student Center. Students not currently registered may be able to use one of the other labs on campus, instead.
The Business & CIS Division Open Computer Lab, located in BUS 151, offers tutoring in a variety of CIS subjects and other computer-related topics on a first-come / first-served basis.
Fall Hours and Contact (August 25 – December 18)
Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 8:15 pm
Friday: 8 am – 4 pm
Closed September 1, November 11, and November 27 – 30.
Business Student Center
The Business Student Center, located in BUS 224, offers tutoring to students on Accounting, Economics, and many Business classes. The lab provides textbooks and manuals, business periodicals, and study skills suggestions for various subjects. Computers are available for students to do homework or perform internet research. The lab also provides a convenient place to study between classes.
Fall Hours and Contact (August 25 – December 18)
Monday: 8 am – 4 pm
Tuesday: 8 am – 7 pm
Wednesday: 8 am – 4 pm
Thursday: 8 am – 7 pm
Closed September 1, November 11, and November 27 – 30
Lab Rules & Procedures
Unless otherwise specified, all computer facilities in the Business Building are covered by this policy, including classrooms, open computer labs, servers, and any other location (e.g. BUS 103, BUS 151, BUS 204, BUS 205, BUS 219, BUS 220, BUS 221, and BUS 224).
Computer Use Policy
Business & CIS Division computers provide access to resources on and off campus. Such open access is a privilege, not a right, and requires that individual users act responsibly. Users must respect the rights of other users, respect the integrity of the systems and related physical resources, and observe all relevant laws, regulations, and contractual obligations.
- Only students currently enrolled in Business & CIS Division courses at SCC are permitted in the Division’s labs.
- Food and drink are not allowed in Business & CIS Division labs.
- Smoking is not permitted in the building.
- Children are not permitted in Business & CIS Division labs.
Use of Lab Equipment
- Computers and Internet access may only be used to complete assignments for Business & CIS Division courses in which you are currently enrolled.
- Unless required as part of an assignment, do not install any software on lab computers or campus servers, or alter, delete, or change any default settings, files, system files, or programs, including elements of the Windows operating system (e.g., screen savers, icons, wallpaper).
- Hardware and/or software malfunctions should be reported immediately to lab personnel. Please do not try to repair equipment yourself.
- Do not plug-in, unplug or reconfigure devices and other equipment in the lab. Network access is not available for non-lab equipment.
- Close all programs and return to the Windows desktop before leaving the computer lab. Do not turn off or reboot the computer.
- Do not dispose of output belonging to other students.
- Do not copy anything from SCC computers without instructor or lab staff approval.
- Do not copy another student’s work onto your disk or represent another student’s work or printouts as your own. This will be considered cheating and will result in disciplinary actions in accordance with District Policy.
- U.S. copyright laws and license agreements protect all software available in the computer lab and classrooms.
- Help keep the lab in a tidy state. Please dispose of paper in the recycle bin and other waste in the trash receptacle.
- Please be considerate of your fellow students and speak quietly.
- Cellular phones and pagers must be turned off or set to vibrate, as applicable. Conduct any calls outside of the lab.
- Personal belonging should not be left unattended. It is not the responsibility of lab personnel to watch your property.
- Put personal items under tables to keep aisles, chairs and other workstations accessible. Do not rearrange the furniture.
- Vandalism, deliberate acts to disrupt computer operations, and the intentional use of computer facilities to offend or endanger any person, will not be tolerated.
Additional Business & CIS Division Open Lab Policies
- Every student using computers in BUS 151 must enter their 7-digit Student ID Number at the designated computer to log in/out. This includes students attending class in the lab.
- Check for any signs posted to inform you of current special conditions in the lab including notification that part of the lab is reserved for a class.
- Special power outlets for plugging in laptops are clearly marked, and may not be used for other electronic devices. Do not otherwise plug-in, unplug or reconfigure devices and other equipment in the lab. Network access is not available for non-lab equipment. The lab is a hot spot for free SCC wireless internet access.
- Laser printing is 10¢ per page. Color laser printing is available in the Learning Resource Center at 60¢ per page.
- Make an honest attempt to solve problems before asking for tutoring assistance. Use class assignment handouts, lecture notes and your textbook in an attempt to complete each assignment.
- Each tutor in BUS 151 provides assistance in specific areas. Check with lab personnel to determine who has the expertise you require. The tutoring schedule posted on the front counter.
The Lab Rules and Procedures apply to all Sacramento City College students and employees. Directions given by any lab personnel concerning the use of the equipment, software, and facilities must be observed.
Students violating any rule in Business & CIS Division Computer Labs may be asked to leave the lab and may face disciplinary measures including limitation or denial of lab privileges, referral to the Dean of the Business & CIS Division and the Campus Discipline Officer, and/or liability for damages incurred by the College. Penalties may also be imposed under one or more of the following: Los Rios Community College District regulations, Sacramento City College regulations, California State law, and Federal law. As with all matters of law and ethics, ignorance of the law does not excuse violations.