Learning Skills Computer Labs

Learning Skills Center: C-102 ˇ (213) 763-3738





Noe Iniguez

Instructional Asst.,

Information Technologies

Learning Skills Center

Minh Pham

Instructional Asst.,

Information Technologies

Learning Skills Center

The mission of the Learning Skills Center Computer Labs (C-Labs) is to support Los Angeles Trade Technical College students in their academic coursework and prepare students for a variety of workplace opportunities.  The Learning Skills Center Computer Labs provide students with technology and quality computer equipment that helps them to prepare for a variety of educational, workplace and personal needs.  The staff stays current with computer hardware and software trends, supplies students with knowledgeable solutions to their computer related needs, and offers students the highest quality computer maintenance and software upgrades. 

Los Angeles Trade-Tech’s Learning Skills Lab is located in C-102.  This classroom lab features 140 computer stations, connected to more than a half dozen laser printers, offering standard black printing options. With Internet capabilities and regulated technical assistance on the latest equipment and software programs, all computers in the lab are networked to provide easy access to software and printing services. All computers in the Learning Skills Lab have the Windows 2000 Microsoft Office Package.  It also has specialty programs on select computers, and two computers available for use by those who have special needs.  Lab assistants are available at all times to assist the users with any technical difficulty that may arise.

To provide students with additional, non-instructional computer access, the Open Lab is a drop-in center where students can access the computers for writing papers, doing homework, sending and checking email, using online services, and doing research on the Internet. No appointment is necessary. The Open Lab is located in C-109.  A current LATTC ID is required for all C-Labs.

Hours and Location

Students must be enrolled at LATTC, have a current LATTC student ID card.  Students using the Learning Skills Lab must be enrolled in a Learning Skills course or tutoring section. Hours may vary during holidays and summer and winter sessions.  The C-Labs are not open when classes are not in session.


Fall & Spring Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday:  8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday:  8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Winter & Summer Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday:  8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Friday:  8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.



Signing up for Classes or Tutoring

Before using the Learning Skills Lab for classes or tutoring, students are asked to:

§         Follow the enrollment procedures in the schedule of classes for pre-registration.

§         Get the referral form completed by any instructor or counselor.

§         Come to the Learning Skills Lab (C-102) for continuous enrollment information.

§         Present current student ID card. 

§         Bring copy of class schedule.

§         Attend orientation and sign the user agreement.


Software and Hardware

Computers in the C-Labs are equipped with the following software and hardware: 

Adobe Products

  • Photoshop
  • PageMaker
  • InDesign
  • Acrobat Distiller
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Illustrator


·         Internet Explorer

  • Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Office 2003

·         Access

  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Producer
  • Word
  • FrontPage
  • Photo Editor
  • Publisher

Micorsoft Visual Studios

  • Visual Basic 6.0
  • Visual C++ 6.0
  • Visual FoxPro 6.0


  • Real One Player
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Macromedia Shockwave
  • Windows Media Player
  • QuickTime
  • Winamp

Plato Pathways 4.0

  • Reading (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced)
  • Writing (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced)
  • Mathematics (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced)
  • Basic Skills for Vocational Areas (Child Development, Electronics, Nursing, etc.)
  • Job and Life Skills

Scanning Software

  • HP Precision Scan LTX
  • WordScan
  • Kurzweil 3000

Other Software

  • Ainsworth Keyboarding  (Typing)
  • Economics in Action
  • Greg College Keyboarding (Typing)
  • Informal Reading Test
  • Informal Arithmetic Test
  • Longman Grammar (Blue Azar for Grammar)
  • Longman Focus on Grammar
  • Quick Basic
  • Reading Horizons (Phonics)
  • Rosetta Stone (English for ESL and Spanish)
  • Steck-Vaughn 21st Century GED
  • Steck-Vaughn GED Official Practice Test
  • Steck-Vaughn Learning 100
  • Steck-Vaughn Read On!
  • Windows & Mouse Tutorial

Operating Systems

  • Windows XP & Accessories
  • Windows 2000 & Accessories


If You Need Help

Each computer station work area includes an orange or yellow cup-like cylinder.  If you require technical assistance, you should place the cylinder of your computer and patiently wait for a lab assistant to help you.  Instructors’ stations are on the north side of the Learning Skills Lab.  If you need help with your coursework, ask for an instructor. For students who do not know how to use the computer, the Learning Skills Center offers beginning computer classes, tutoring, and a help desk.


Duties of Lab Assistants

What Lab Assistants Do:

·         Assist with technical problems

·         Troubleshoot technical issues

·         Add paper to the printer

·         Answer questions about Internet issues such as online e-mail, transcripts, etc.

·         Help students continue working if they get stuck on a particular step

What Lab Assistants Do Not Do:

·         Comprehensively teach how to use software

·         Do work for students

·         Format papers

·         Type documents

·         Spend more than 5 minutes at a time on a particular issue

Policies and Procedures for all Computer Labs within the Learning Skills Center
All students using Learning Skills Computing Facilities are expected to operate within the bounds of federal and state laws and district policies and standards. The Los Angeles Trade Technical College Computer Lab Policies are as follows:

·         Every student using the Computer Lab must have a current LATTC student ID card.

·         Priority for computer access is given to students taking Learning Skills classes.

·         Computer lab use in C-102 is solely available to support the instructional process.  That means that the following is prohibited:

o        Sending and/or receiving non-academic e-mails

o        Non-instructional chatting or internet use, i.e.,,, etc.

o        Computer games

o        Music devices (MP3s, IPODs, CD Players)

·         One user will be assigned to a computer.

·         Children are not allowed in the C-Labs unless they are enrolled in the college.

·         Students must maintain a professional and personal courteous environment and attitude.

·         Food drinks, and chewing gum are not allowed in the lab.

·         Phones and pagers must be either off or on vibrate.

·         All work must be saved on a floppy disk, CD rewritable, or USB port (preferred).

·         Software and files should not be saved to the hard drive without permission. All documents saved to the hard drive will be deleted at the end of the day.

·         Changing computer settings is prohibited.



Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

400 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90015

(213) 763-7000 ˇ TDD (213) 763-5375


Learning Skills Center: Building C, Room 102 ˇ (213) 763-3738

Learning Skills Center Hours:  Monday – Thursday 8 am – 6 pm, Friday 8 am – 2 pm, Saturday 9 am – 1:30 pm


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