DSPS High Tech Center (HTC)

The DSPS High Tech Center (also known as the HTC) provides students with technology support, training, assistive technology workshops and registration assistance. Please see below for a list of the assistive technology training provided. Students do not need to register in DSPS-304 to use the High Tech Center services.

Contact Information

High Tech Center Hours

The DSPS High Tech Center offers in-person and virtual assistance Monday through Thursday (please check the open lab hours below).

High Tech Center Summer Hours (effective through August 18, 2022)

During summer hours, priority is given to students training on special equipment. If you need assistance, please contact a staff member and they will schedule you in between appointments.

  • Monday - 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday - 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday - 8:30 am to 9:30 am and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Thursday - 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Friday – closed

Summer Break Closure

  • Closed from August 19 through August 25, 2022

High Tech Center Fall 2022 Hours (effective August 29 through December 16, 2022)

Please note: The High Tech Center will be open on Monday, August 29, 2022 during the below hours, then closed from August 30 through September 5, 2022. Regular lab hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

  • Monday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00pm)

  • Tuesday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Closed from 12:00 pm to 2:00pm)

  • Wednesday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00pm)

  • Thursday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Closed from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm)

  • Friday - Closed

Notice of Closures

  • The High Tech Center and Online Lab will be closed on the following dates:

    • Closing early at 4:00 pm on August 18, 2022

    • Closed from August 19 through August 25, 2022

    • Closed from August 30 through September 2, 2022

    • Closed on September 5, 2022 in observance of Labor Day

    • Closed from November 23 through November 25, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving

    • Closed from December 23, 2022 through January 2, 2023 for the holiday break

Live Online Lab Hours

Need Help? You can now receive live, virtual assistance in the High Tech Center Online Lab through Canvas! No appointment is needed - just drop-in during the open online lab hours.

View a video on how to access the High Tech Center online lab (also available in Spanish and American Sign Language)

Visit the High Tech Center Online Lab

Summer 2022 (effective through August 18, 2022)

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed from Noon to 1:00 pm)

  • Wednesday- 8:30 am to 9:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Friday – closed

Fall 2022

  • The online lab will be open during regular lab hours.

Student Online Training and Resources

Free Microsoft Office 365 Software

Free software is available for all current and new COD students from our partnership with Microsoft to support your success.

You are now eligible to install Microsoft’s Office 365 on up to 5 devices, including PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets (Surface and iPad) free of charge. Using the 1 TB of storage space in OneDrive and the dynamic note-taking software OneNote you will be able to collaborate with ease with your peers. In addition, by installing Microsoft Office 365 you will have access to Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. All students will have access once they log into their mycod.us email account.

Watch this video for instructions on How to Install Office Apps from Office 365 for Students

High Tech Center Support and Training

The High Tech Center provides technology support, training and workshops for certain assistive technology. Training and workshops are by appointment. Technology support is available during open lab hours either in-person or via zoom accessed through your Canvas page. Please inquire with the HTC for details.

Assistive Technology Training

Training is provided for the following assistive technology. Certain assistive technology requires counselor approval as an accommodation.

  • JAWS - Computer screen reader software for the blind

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

  • Recording Apps - Applications which provide audio recording and notetaking assistance

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