The Design Lab

Located in the Technology Building, in Room T-109 (Google Map), the Design Lab has the hardware, software, and expertise to help you complete assignments for your D&DM and EDT courses.

Powerful iMacs are running a complete suite of design software, including Adobe Creative Suite, Maya, AutoCAD, and others. The Lab also hosts, five Cintiq drawing tablets, two flatbed scanners, two postscript laser printers, one-color laser printer and an oversized inkjet printer capable of large format photo-quality printing.

Please familiarize yourself information below regarding lab hours, rules, basic operations and features, conduct, and staff contacts.

Lab Phone: 916-558-2277

  • Monday: 8 am – 9 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am – 9 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am – 9 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am – 9 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Design Lab – General Use

Lab use is restricted to currently enrolled D&DM and EDT students, SCC staff members, and those enrolled in the appropriate section of HSER1000. To enroll in HSER1000 you must demonstrate an academic need for the specialized software in the Lab and obtain permission from lab faculty. All others are not to remain in the Lab.

Sign in when entering and sign out when leaving. If you are unable to sign in or out, check with lab staff for how to proceed.

Please identify yourself when requested to do so by the lab staff and be prepared to provide proof of enrollment. We may also ask what you are working on.

Time limits of two hours will be enforced when students are waiting. If others are waiting and your work is not school-related, you will be asked to give up your workstation immediately.

Items left unattended at a station for more than 20 minutes may be moved so that others can use the station. However, you are responsible for your own belongings.

Textbooks, Wacom tablets, headphones, and other items may be checked out for use in the lab. Users must leave their ID with lab staff to borrow items.

Please note that you are responsible for bringing any books, notes or materials required to complete your assignments.

Tutors and coordinators are here to help you complete the lab work for D&DM and EDT classes you have attended. Please ask if you need help. However, you must do the work. We can’t walk you through assignments step by step or provide excessive assistance completing assignments. Additionally, we cannot assist you with personal projects, aid you with work in other subject areas, or provide instruction for materials you missed due to absence.

Printing and Saving

Black and white letter-sized laser prints are 10 cents per page. D&DM or EDT assignments that are turned in may be printed free of charge on the plotter or laser printers.

Use only the provided paper. Other products may jam and potentially damage the printer.

Check with lab staff about other printing options.

Files created in the Lab should be saved to your own storage device or disk. Files may be saved temporarily onto the “THAWSPACE” drive on the desktop but should be copied to your own disk, when possible, before you leave the station. Files saved elsewhere will be lost upon crash or reboot.

Price sheet for color printing in Design Lab


  • No food or drink at the computers, including water. You may eat in designated areas only.
  • Modification of hardware and software configurations in the labs is prohibited.
  • Copying, downloading, or distribution of copyrighted material is illegal and is prohibited in the lab.
  • Compromising the security of any computer or network, and/or using computing resources to engage in any illegal activity is strictly prohibited.
  • Users must not interfere with the computer hardware; do not unplug cables, do not try to clear paper jams in the printer yourself, and do not turn off equipment.
  • Please notify a lab staff member of any malfunctioning equipment.
  • You may attach your own devices to the computer. Be aware some of these devices require additional software, which you will not be able to install.


  • Ambient music is played in the lab. Keep all noise levels moderate. Audio CDs or applications with audio output may only be used with headphones. Please keep headphone volumes reasonable.
  • Cell phones must be turned off, set to vibrate or muted when in the Lab. Step outside before answering or placing a call.
  • Do not change system settings, including but not limited to desktop images, screensavers and dock settings. If you must make a change please change the setting back before exiting the lab.
  • Please quit all running applications before exiting the lab.
  • All users of the Lab shall obey directions regarding reasonable conduct and/or use of equipment given by the Lab Tutor or Coordinator on duty. Lab Coordinators may direct students to leave the lab if they do not observe these regulations.
  • Please do not touch screens.


  • Chris Seddon
    Lead Lab Coordinator & Professor
  • Yael Amir
    Lab Coordinator
  • Angela Jackson
    Lab Coordinator
  • Tricia Talle
    Lab Coordinator
  • Michelle Waters
    Lab Coordinator