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Computer Labs

Review Computer Labs locations, schedule and software on this page.

Lab Schedule for Fall 2020: Closed

The labs are officially closed for Fall due to COVID-19.

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)B41139All COM students
Teaching Lab ClassroomB41061Instructor-led classes only
Auxiliary Lab ClassroomB40035Instructor led classes only
Master of Accounting Lab14188MAC Students only
Master of Business Administration Lab14103MBA Students Only
Economics Graduate Lab14226ECG Students Only

Software Suite & Printing

Faculty members may email the lab administrator, Donna Barrett, at, to request new or upgraded software. Every reasonable attempt will be made to accommodate the request.

Computer labs software

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

Accounting Software (limited to computer labs)Peachtree Complete Accounting
Antivirus SoftwareMS Endpoint Protection for Windows/Mac devices
Auditing SoftwareACL Desktop Education Edition (only available through
I.D.E.A. (only available through
Business Operations MgmtSAP AG’s SAPGUI
DiagrammingMicrosoft Visio
E-MailNC State Google Mail
Instructor Tools (limited to computer lab classrooms)AICPA Research Engine
Northwestern Univ. NetLogo
Netop Vision
Internet BrowsersChrome (Google)
Edge (Microsoft)
Firefox (Mozilla)
IT Resource Access ToolsPapercut Client
Math ToolsMaplesoft Maple
Media Players/Viewers/Content EnhancementAdobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash
Cyberlink Corp PowerDVD
Microsoft Silverlight
Oracle Java JRE
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 ×64 Education
Productivity SuiteMicrosoft Office Professional (Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
Programming/Modeling ToolsMathworks Matlab
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional
Project ManagementMicrosoft Project
Statistical & Analytics SoftwareTableau Desktop
SAS 9.x x64
SAS Enterprise Guide
IBM SPSS Statistics /AMOS

What happens during 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.

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.