PCs and Macs

The college is committed to a yearly computer replacement cycle with configurations for MAC and PC to ensure that equipment is kept up-to-date and therefore able to support instruction, administration and student services.

Most users are on a 5-year replacement cycle. Three-year cycle computers are assigned to faculty who teach courses requiring computers or labs where the most current software is a requirement for a course. Other computers are updated by cascading 3-year cycle equipment; these computers are typically installed in low use areas.

Desktop equipment replaced more than a year ago is also standardized with at least memory of 4Gb and hard drive of 160Gb.

Specific hardware for your area can be purchased by your area as approved by your manager.  For hardware specific to your area, please contact the SCC Helpline via email at scchelpline@scc.losrios.edu, or online (only available from on campus) prior to purchase.

Computer Replacement Cycle

The replacement cycle spreadsheet is sorted by division, asset location, projected replacement year and computer type.  The spreadsheet includes information on function.  Common functions are FS (Faculty/Staff) and Lab.  To look up a specific computer, use the asset location number which can be found on a label on your tower.  The convention employed in creating the Asset Location number is the room number, dash, serial number (LR220-470318).

Computer Hardware Configurations



  • Minimum Configuration-HP6300
  • 4Gb Ram
  • 160Gb Hard Drive
  • Rewrite CD/DVD drive
  • Multiple USB ports (6 back & 2 front)
  • Sound on-board
  • Video on-board
  • Support for at least 2 monitors



  • iMac 21.5 – inch (mid 2011)
  • 4Gb Ram
  • 500Gb Hard Drive
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache
  • Boost up to 2.7GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory


  • iMac 21.5-inch
  • 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
  • Boost up to 3.2GHz
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm