DSPS High Tech Center (HTC)

The DSPS High Tech Center (also known as the HTC) provides students with Chromebook and Hotspot assistance, 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 Winter 2022 Hours (effective through January 28, 2022)

The DSPS High Tech Center staff are available remotely by phone and email during the below hours.

The lab is open for in-person assistance on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. Please call 760-773-2534 or email the DSPS High Tech Center to schedule an appointment.

High Tech Center Hours

  • Monday - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (closed from 12:30-1:30)

  • Tuesday - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (closed from 12:30-1:30)

  • Wednesday - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (closed from 12:30-1:30)

  • Thursday - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed from 11:00-1:00)

  • Friday - closed

Notice of Closures

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

    • January 20, 2022

    • January 24, 2022

    • February 18, 2022 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday

    • February 21, 2022 in observance of Washington's Birthday

    • April 14, 2022 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day

    • April 15, 2022 for Spring Holiday

    • May 30, 2022 for Memorial Day

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 below 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

  • Monday through Thursday - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Friday  - closed

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 Chromebook and Hotspot assistance, technology support, training and workshops for certain assistive technology. Drop-in, one-on-one assistance is available on 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

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