Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Information Technology

North Administration Building (2A), Room 303

Vice President for Technology Systems, Professor Michael Kress

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) advances and supports the use of information technology at the College. OIT administers 20 general purpose computer laboratories and over 30 specialized computing laboratories in conjunction with academic departments. Over 2,500 desktop computers are connected through a high-speed local area network running Windows XP or Windows 2000. This hardware configuration allows students, faculty, and staff full access to specialized software, the Internet, online library resources, and email. Over 50 classrooms, two conference rooms, and two portable units are equipped to run multimedia presentations from a central location. One of the conference rooms is equipped for two-way video conferencing.

Four open computer labs running Windows XP or Windows 2000 are equipped with the software that students need to do their assignments. Computer labs for students with disabilities include software like JAWS, Dragon, etc. as well as ADA-compliant furniture. In addition to the open labs, there are computers available in the lobbies of Buildings 1S, 2S, 3S, 4S, 1N, 2N, 3N, and 4N, and systems are also located in the 1L Cybercafé and the 1C Campus Center. These stations allow students to use the Internet.

“CSI unplugged,” wireless access is via 802.1 Ib/g technology. The network can be accessed from any of the academic or administrative buildings. The College of Staten Island's Data network spans 19 buildings and provides access for all campus staff, faculty, and students, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wireless HOTSPOTS are designed to expand service to users with laptops or PDAs equipped for wireless networking. With HOTSPOTS, wireless computers have high-speed access to the Internet and College Web Services.

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