Lab Information

The Poole College of Management Computing Labs include the 61-computer Teaching Lab, the 35-computer Auxiliary Lab, and the 39-computer Walk-In Lab. The Graduate Labs include the 8-computer Master in Accounting Lab, the 2-computer Master of Business Administration Lab and the 6-computer Economics Graduate Lab.

Computer Lab Locations

Access: The Undergraduate Computing Labs are located in the basement of Nelson Hall. On weekends, the labs can be accessed only through one door at the back entrance to the building. This is the door facing the small parking lot behind Nelson Hall. You must walk down the steps or ramp to access this door.

Please email any questions, concerns, or comments to

Walk-In Lab (Undergraduate)

Room: B411
Seats: 39
Usage: All COM students

Teaching Lab Classroom

Room: B410
Seats: 61
Usage: Instructor led classes only

Auxiliary Lab Classroom

Room: B400
Seats: 35
Usage: Instructor led classes only

Master of Accounting Lab

Room: 1418
Seats: 8
Usage: MAC Students only

Master of Business Administration Lab

Room: 1410
Seats: 2
Usage: MBA Students Only

Economics Graduate Lab

Room: 1422
Seats: 6
Usage: ECG Students Only

Walk-in Lab Schedule for Spring 2020

Monday – Thursday     8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Friday                           8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday                     12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday                      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lab OPENS FOR THE SPRING on Monday, 1/06/2020, @ 8:00 am

Lab closes at the following times during the spring:

ML King Day
Friday, 1/17/2020, 6:00 pm until Tuesday, 1/21/2020, 8:00 am

Session Break
Friday, 3/09/2020, 6:00 pm until Monday, 3/16/2020, 8:00 am

Lab CLOSES FOR THE SPRING on Tuesday, 5/05/2020, @ 10:00 pm

Lab REOPENS FOR SUMMER on Wednesday, 5/13/2020.

Computing Labs Software Suite

Faculty members may email to request new or upgraded software. Every reasonable attempt will be made to accommodate the request.

Software is available in all computing lab areas and Nelson classrooms unless otherwise noted.

Accounting Software (limited to computer labs)
Peachtree Complete Accounting

Antivirus Software
MS Endpoint Protection for Windows/Mac devices

Auditing Software
ACL Desktop Education Edition (only available through
I.D.E.A. (only available through

Business Operations Mgmt

Microsoft Visio

NCSU Google Mail

Instructor Tools (limited to computer lab classrooms)
AICPA Research Engine
Northwestern Univ. NetLogo
NetSupport School

Internet Browsers
Chrome (Google)
Edge (Microsoft)
Firefox (Mozilla)

IT Resource Access Tools
Papercut Client

Math Tools
Maplesoft Maple

Media Players/Viewers/Content Enhancement
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash
Cyberlink Corp PowerDVD
Microsoft Silverlight
Oracle Java JRE

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 ×64 Education

Productivity Suite
Microsoft Office Professional (Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word)

Programming/Modeling Tools
Mathworks Matlab
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional

Project Management
Microsoft Project

Statistical & Analytics Software
Tableau Desktop
SAS 9.x x64
SAS Enterprise Guide
IBM SPSS Statistics /AMOS

The Computing Lab and Wolfcopy Printing

Wolfcopy is a service whereby printing management and costs are completely handled by another campus unit and is paid for by the consumer (students) on a per page basis.

What Happens during Printing

When a user elects to print a job from one of the COM Computing Lab Facilities (undergraduate or graduate), the job is spooled (sent) to a queue located on one of Office of Information Technology (OIT) systems (this means that it has to travel out of the building). The OIT system processes the print job, determines what printer it is destined for, and sends it off to be printed.

As with any system there are always possible undesired side effects. The systems that process the print jobs and talk to the printers are located in buildings other than Nelson. If those systems or the pathway between us is experiencing problems, we will see that manifest itself in our labs.