Business Technology Center
in October of 2002, St. Josephs new $8million Business
Technology Center houses computer workshops, classrooms, and faculty offices
in a stateoftheart, 33,000squarefoot facility.
The new Center is part of our strong commitment to developing more computerbased
learning throughout the curriculum.
St. Josephs College provides modern, wellequipped computer
facilities for student use. Every computer is connected to the Internet
through the Colleges reliable, highspeed network.
On the Patchogue Campus, there are a total of 114 IBM IntelliStations
with flat–panel monitors in five computer classrooms located in
the Business Technology Center. Combined with video conference rooms
ceiling–mounted projection and audio systems, the Center brings
together academic instruction, technology support services, and institutional
training under one roof.
On the Brooklyn Campus, in the McEntegart Hall Library, there are a
total of 61 personal computers in three computer classrooms and 24
computers on the first floor for research and course work. For the Fall
2004 semester, a new instructional classroom with 24 computers has been
added to the library's first
floor. Two more
rooms containing 55 IBM Thinkpads
equipped for wireless operation and Internet access are available for
labs allow the College to offer instructors computer lab time without
taking away lab time from students.
The Academic Center for Enhancement Services Program in Brooklyn has
12 IBM Thinkpads for assisting students individually or in a group.
The program is focused on helping students who speak English as a second
language with their academic projects.
Presentation projectors are installed for teaching, training, and group
projects. The computer labs serve the computer science courses, classes
that incorporate computer projects, and students working independently.
Labs are open during regular hours, and assistants are available to help
students. With recent hardware and software upgrades, St. Josephs
computer facilities are kept uptodate and remain a valuable
tool for assisting students throughout their college career.
Students use the Windows 2000 operating system and are served
by the latest application software for Internet browsing, word processing,
spreadsheet analysis, and project presentation. Each workstation is installed
with Microsoft Office 2000 or 2003; Microsoft Visual Basic
and Borland C++ are used in our computer science courses; and students
are learning web site design and creation using Macromedia Dreamweaver,
Flash, and Fireworks. In addition, a wide range of academic software
various majors, such as Business Administration, Child Study, Mathematics,
Accounting, Nursing, Art, English, Sociology and Community Health,
The College has a highspeed fiber optic intracampus network
connecting all offices, instructional facilities, computer labs and libraries.
Although separated by 60 miles, a video conferencing system enables the
two campuses to hold meetings and specialized courses without traveling.
Most importantly, this network provides reliable Internet access to
all students, faculty and staff. The network also makes it possible to
provide additional services to faculty and students, both on– and
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