Instructional Support Services

Student Computing Services

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


At Northeastern Illinois University, SCS maintains over 425 computer workstations for general student use in 15 locations across the main campus, El Centro and the Carruther’s Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS). These computers, both Windows and Mac, have a number of applications that include Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database, Presentation and Communications.

All computers are networked and have high-speed Internet access. Nine locations are TEC labs 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.


SCS provides access to online training materials in Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, E-Mail and the Internet for students and interested faculty. SCS also provides student support in the open computer labs and TEC labs during open lab hours. SCS employs students on a part-time basis for this purpose. All student employees are given special training in technical and service support procedures.


SCS supports students who have disabilities by coordinating with the Accessibility Center. Access to equipment in the computer labs is provided for the disabled in addition to special software (Jaws) for the visually impaired.