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Computer Access

Open Access Computer Lab

The mission of the Open Access Computer Lab is to provide a welcoming environment that meets the computing needs and supports the academic success of AHC students.

The Open Access Computer Lab (OACL) provides computer access to registered AHC students who present a current student ID card. Students may use the Internet for research, word processing, spreadsheet, database management, presentation software and programs required in specific classes.


Academic Resources Center (ARC) (Bldg. L-South)
Telephone extension: 3260
Fax number: 922-9171


Monday - Thursday,  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday,  1 a.m to 1 p.m.

Please call 1-805-922-6966 x3260 for hours.


Elaine Healy
Coordinator, Academic Resource Center

Sean Maddox
Tutorial/Open Access Computer Lab Technician


  • PSLO 1.  Students will use the Open Access Computer Lab (OACL) to complete school assignments. This will be assessed by analysis of user surveys and monitoring usage of the OACL.
  • PSLO 2.  Students use the OACL to improve computer skills. This will be assessed by analysis of user surveys. 
  • PSLO 3.  Students will find the OACL staff courteous and helpful. This will be assessed by analysis of user surveys. Increased customer service training for OACL staff may improve positive responses.
  • PSLO 4.  Students will locate the software they need for assignments in the OACL. This will be assessed by analysis of user surveys. A faculty survey of programs required for classes may provide information on additional software necessary for students.