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DSPS High Tech Center (HTC)

The DSPS High Tech Center (HTC) provides students with full access to MyCOD, including Email, WebAdvisor, Canvas and Library Databases. Students can visit the HTC to study, complete homework assignments, perform research and even register for classes! Please see below for a list of the assistive technologies and resources available in the HTC.
NOTE: Students using the HTC must register in DSPS-304.

Contact Information

Phone: (760) 776-7397
Location: CSSC 118

HTC Hours

~ Hours vary by semester and are subject to change ~

Fall 2018 Hours (effective through December 10):

Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Hours for Finals Week (12/11-12/17) to be announced at a later date.

Fall 2018 Tutor Schedule*

Tutors are available in the DSPS HTC through December 6th.

Math Tutor Schedule:

Monday: 1:00pm–2:00pm (Math level through Math 1A)

Tuesday: 12:00pm-1:00pm (Math level through Math 1A) AND

1:00pm-3:00pm (Math level through Math 12)

Wednesday: 2:00pm-4:00pm (Math level through Math 1B & Computer Science 007 A/B)

Thursday: 11:00am-1:00pm (Math level through Math 1A) AND

1:00pm-4:00pm (Math level through Math 1A)

Writing Tutor Schedule:

Monday: 10:00am-12:00pm (Writing)

Wednesday: 1:00pm-3:00pm (Writing and ASL Level 1)

* Tutors are also available in the Tutoring & Academic Skills Center (TASC).


View the Workshop and Orientation Schedule

Resources/Software Available

Drop-in, open lab is available at any time for students who would like to use the HTC computers and software (see open lab hours above). Training and workshops are provided for certain assistive technology software ~ please inquire with the HTC for details.

The following assistive technology and resources are available in the HTC:*

  • Alive Biofeedback: Software to train users on breathing techniques and to assist in relaxation, focus and guided meditation.

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking: Speech-to-text software that allows student to dictate to the computer; good for students who have spelling and/or keyboarding difficulties.

  • Inspiration: Visual learning software with concept/mind mapping which helps to organize information visually.

  • JAWS: Computer screen reader software for the blind.

  • Kurzweil 3000/Firefly: Text-to-speech software which allows textbook scanning and reading, as well as other features.

  • Livescribe SmartPen: Pen that records audio and syncs with written notes.

  • Parrot: Software programs for improving speech, communication, memory, attention, reading, vocabulary and cognition.

  • Sonocent Audio Notetaker: Note taking software/app that allows the user to combine audio, images, and text for a wide range of tasks.

  • ZoomText Fusion: Magnification and screen reading software for the visually impaired.

* certain assistive technology requires counselor approval as an accommodation.

The software below is also available in the HTC for student use ~ please note that training is not provided for these programs:

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6: Software including graphic design, video editing and web development applications.

  • Microsoft Office Suite: Software including Word, Excel, Access, OneNote, PowerPoint and Publisher.

  • QuickBooks:** Accounting software

  • SPSS Statistics:** Statistical software

  • Voyager:** Astronomy software

** student must be registered in the corresponding class to use this software.