Student Computing Services

Student Computing Services (SCS) provides computing resource support for students through public computing labs, Technology Enhanced Classrooms, and online training materials.


At Northeastern Illinois University, Student Computing Services (SCS) maintains over 625 computer workstations for general student use in 18 locations across the main campus, El Centro and the Jacob Carruther’s Center for Inner City Studies. These microcomputers, both PC and Macintosh, have a number of applications that include word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and communications.

All computers are networked and have high-speed access to the Internet. Nine microcomputer facilities are Technology Enhanced Classrooms where general curriculum and classroom instruction is provided throughout the semester. For a complete listing of all available student computer labs, visit the SCS website and click on the Computer Labs link.


Student Computing Services provides access to online training materials in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, e-mail and the World Wide Web for students and interested faculty. Faculty members may also request orientation workshops for use of the Technology Enhanced Classrooms.

Student Computing Services also provides student support in the computer laboratories and Technology Enhanced Classrooms during open lab hours. Student Computing Services employs more than 35 students on a part-time basis for this purpose. These students are given special training in technical and service support procedures.


Student Computing Services supports students who have disabilities by coordinating with the Accessibility Center. Access to computer equipment in the computer laboratories is provided for the disabled in addition to special software for the blind and visually impaired.