We provide exceptional service and state-of-the-art computing resources in order to fulfill the academic needs of the Pierce College community.
This guide will assist you in making the best use of Pierce College Computer Labs. Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup labs are equipped with computers running Windows 7.
All labs have an installed program called Deepfreeze (with the exception of a few specialty labs). This program prevents the computer configurations from being permanently changed. For this reason, do not save to the Desktop or to My Documents - your files will be deleted when the machine is rebooted. Files can be stored on external media, such as a USB Removable Flash Drives (Thumb Drives or Jump Drives), or on the M:\ Drive (This location is accessible by anyone that uses the computer labs and your files can be read and deleted by others). Note that all content on this drive is deleted the last day of the quarter.
These procedures have been developed to facilitate fair use of the facilities for everyone. Sometimes it is difficult to accommodate everyone's needs, but our trained staff will strive to create a "user-friendly" environment for you and will work to make your time here a positive learning experience.
Each student registered for credit classes at Pierce College will now receive $10.00 from Student Technology Fee in their accounts at the start of each quarter. The printing system is designed to help make printing equitable and fair and encourage sustainability of financial & environmental resources.
The username and password follow this pattern:
Username: First Initial + Last Name + Last 4 digits of Student ID# (example: jsmith2222)
Password: PCD! And your birth date in YYYYMMDD format
(example: PCD!19920328 for March 28, 1992)
Olympic 301/302 (Main Lab)
Design Studio C405 (inside the Library, 4th floor)
College Center 272 (Main Lab)
College Center 270
College Center 274
Student Multimedia Center AAH132