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Hours & Location

SPRING 2020

february 10th -                JUNE 8th

Monday – Thursday:
7:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.

 Friday: 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Saturday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 234, on the second floor above the library

Contact: 818-778-5725

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Computers, tables, and chairs in the Computer Commons lab.

Computer Commons

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About - The lab is located in the Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 234, on the second floor, above the library.  As one of the four areas that make up the Academic Resource Center, the Computer Commons is an open computer lab, designed to support Valley College students’ academic needs. The lab offers a wide variety of software, internet access, printing, scanning, and copy services.

Equipment - The lab has 95 computers with Windows 10, and two iMac stations. Headphones and flash drives can be borrowed with your student ID card.  There are also two group study rooms available.  Students can print or make copies in black and white for 10 cents a page, and print in color for 25 cents per page. Printing instructions are posted at the print release station.  A high resolution scanner is also in the lab. 

Policy - To use the Computer Commons, students must be enrolled at LAVC in the current semester and have an LACCD student email address.  Food and drink are not allowed in the lab.  Children are not permitted entry to the Computer Commons lab, but the LAVC Family Resource Center does allow children with their LAVC student-parents at their Kid-Friendly Study Lounge, and they have four Mac computers with a printer. Check their website for details.

Assistance - Dedicated Computer Commons Help Desk staff are available to assist students with the use of computers, printing, scanning, and academic software.  The Help Desk staff are not allowed to tutor students, assist with personal, non-college related business, or handle students' personal devices.

Employment - If you're interested in joining our staff as a student worker volunteer or through the Federal Work Study program, please talk to Rob at the Help Desk, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 1 pm.

CLICK HERE and create a College Central Network account, to be able to view, and apply for Co-op Jobs.  You may also have the opportunity to earn extra credit in one or more of your LAVC classes through LAVC's Service Learning program!

If you're interested in becoming a tutor for the Academic Resource Center, click here.

Additional Resources -

              - Call to make a tutoring appointment for writing, or attend a writing workshop.

               - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 229

             - Offers tutoring in most academic subjects.

             - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 213

  • Math Lab (Also part of the Academic Resource Center)

             - Offers math tutoring.

             - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 226

  • Library - In addition to books and learning materials, the library has computers, printing, scanning, a copy machine, and group study rooms.

             - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Ground Floor.

  • Student Services Division - Student Services is the division of the College involved with student development outside of the confines of the classroom.

            - Student Services Center building

            - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 232

  • Group Study Rooms (Library) - There are six rooms that can be reserved online for groups of two to four, and eight rooms that accommodate five to eight people.  The rooms can be reserved for up to three hour time periods.
  • Group Study Rooms (2nd Floor of LARC) There are three rooms that can be reserved online for groups of up to six, and one that fits up to eight people.  The rooms can be reserved for up to two hours at a time, and are managed by the General Tutoring Center in the Northwest corner of the building (room 213).

 

Closure of Math Science Westside Sidewalk Until May 29

LAVC staff, faculty, and students should be aware that starting on Tuesday, January 28, the sidewalk (that runs north and south) on the westside of the Math Science Building will be temporary closed. The sidewalk will reopen on Friday, May 29. The reason for this closure is due to demolition operations of condemned Bungalows on the Westside of the college campus.

Closure of Math Science Westside Sidewalk Until May 29

The sidewalk that runs north and south on the west side of the Math Science Building will be temporary closed from January 28-May 29.

The slidewalk is being closed due to the activities related to the demolition of the condemned Bungalows westside of the campus near the Math Science Building. Signage will be place to redirect ADA/pedestrian access around the closure.

This project is part of the Bungalow Demolition Project. Read the Bungalow Demolition Construction Notification #3 [PDF]. View photo of the impacted areas [JPG] and site map of the impacted area [PDF]. 

There will be construction equipment noise in the area. However, all noise-related work is restricted between the hours of 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

For more information on the Bungalow Demolition project and this construction activity, please contact Keith Hoard of Build-LACCD at (818) 756-0954 or email Keith Hoard.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 1/24/2020 4:31:00 PM

Temporary Sidewalk Closures Near Music and Theater Arts

LAVC faculty, staff and students should be aware of sidewalk closures effecting Music Building & Theatre Arts from December 9, 2019-January 17, 2020. The closed sidewalks include south of the Music building east entrance, south of Music building between the Motion Picture Studio, east side of Motion Picture Studio, and east side of the Omega Data Center. Directional signage will be placed to route student traffic during this period.

Temporary Sidewalk Closures Near Music and Theater Arts

Starting December 9, 2019, there are sidewalk closures effecting Music & Theatre Arts buildings. Directional signage will be placed to route student traffic during this period.

This work is part of the Energy Infrastructure Improvements (EII) project. Read the EII Construction Notification #14 with diagram [PDF].

The sidewalk closures are located:

  • south of the Music building east entrance,
  • south of Music building between the Motion Picture Studio,
  • east side of Motion Picture Studio, and
  • east side of the Omega Data Center.

There will also be construction related equipment noise in the area. 

Work is expected to be completed by January 17, 2020.

For more information on the EII Project and this construction activity, please contact Michael Dobrotin of Build-LACCD at (714) 345-7655 or email Michael Dobrotin.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 12/9/2019 8:00:00 AM

Closure of Lot H, Quad Park, and Bungalows 45-47, 50-52, and 48-49 in Preparation for the Energy Infrastructure Improvement Project

LAVC faculty, staff and students should be aware that Lot H, the Quad Park, and Bungalows 45-47, 50-52, and 48-49 will be closed starting on December 6, 2018 and fencing is being installed as part of the Energy Infrastructure Improvements (EII) project. The EII project includes the demolition of Bungalows 45-47 and 50-52 in preparation for the construction of the Thermal Energy Storage Tank (TES), equipment upgrades in the Central Plant, and construction of underground piping for the north loop located at the north end of Monarch Square.

Closure of Lot H, Quad Park, and Bungalows 45-47, 50-52, and 48-49 in Preparation for the Energy Infrastructure Improvement Project

Starting on Thursday, December 6, mobilization will begin for the Energy Infrastructure Improvement (EII) project. The project includes the demolition of Bungalows 45-47 and 50-52 in preparation for the construction of the Thermal Energy Storage Tank (TES), equipment upgrades in the Central Plant, and construction of underground piping for the north loop located at the north end of Monarch Square.

Construction fencing will be erected around Lot H, the Quad Park, and Bungalows 45-47, 50-52, and 48-49. Pedestrian access into the campus will be available on the west side of Lot H as illustrated on this diagram [JPG].

In addition, Lot H will be used for contractor's offices, parking and lay down, and will be closed to campus parking during the duration of the project. 

For more information on the EII Project, please contact Michael Dobrotin of Build-LACCD at (714) 345-7655 or email Michael Dobrotin.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 12/3/2018 8:00:00 AM

Closure of Southern Portion of Bungalows in preparation for the Bungalow Removal Project

LAVC students, faculty and staff should be aware that the campus bungalows along Burbank Boulevard are permanently closed as of August 23, 2018. New fencing has been installed around groups of bungalows until they are demolished. There are designated pedestrian pathways through the area to allow for pedestrian access into the campus from Burbank Boulevard and from Parking Lot H.

Closure of Southern Portion of Bungalows in preparation for the Bungalow Removal Project

In preparation for an upcoming Bungalow Removal Project, most of the bungalows along Burbank Boulevard have been permanently closed. 

The new fencing has been installed around groups of bungalows until they are demolished. There are designated pedestrian pathways through the area to allow for pedestrian access into the campus from Burbank Boulevard and from Parking Lot H, as illustrated on the LAVC Campus Map.

In addition, College Sheriff personnel will continue to patrol the area. If you see any suspicious activity, please report it to the LAVC Sheriff's Office at (818) 947-2433. 

For more information regarding this project, contact Tom Lopez in Maintenance & Operations at (818) 947-2301.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 8/23/2018 8:00:00 AM

Installation of the Valley Academic and Cultural Center Construction Fencing, Permanent Closure of Parking Lot C & Restriping of Parking Lot B 

LAVC faculty, staff and students should be aware that activities related to the construction of the new Valley Academic and Cultural Center (VACC) begins on September 10, 2016. Parking Lot B will be restriped to delete parking stalls and create a east-west roadway in the lot, and new construction fencing for the VACC project will be installed, and Parking Lot C will permanently close.

Installation of the Valley Academic and Cultural Center Construction Fencing, Permanent Closure of Parking Lot C & Restriping of Parking Lot B 

Starting Saturday, September 10, activities related to the construction of the new Valley Academic and Cultural Center (VACC) will begin.

Parking Lot B will be restriped to delete parking stalls and create a east-west roadway in the lot. In addition, new construction fencing for the VACC project will be installed, and Parking Lot C will permanently close. In Parking lot B, a number of parking stalls will be removed, and a new vehicle access lane will be striped to create a new two-lane vehicle pathway north of a new temporary construction fence starting September 10.

Following that, new construction fencing will be installed that will permanently close Lot C, and the current pedestrian pathways between the Music Building and Campus Drive to Parking Lot B will not be accessible. New paths will be identified / added to facilitate pedestrian traffic around the construction site. Please refer to this map [JPG].

For more information on the VACC project and this construction activity, please contact Keith Hoard of Build-LACCD at (818) 756-0954 or email Keith Hoard.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 9/9/2016 8:00:00 AM