The Lamar Institute of Technology Learning Lab is located in Room 112 of the Technology Center Building. The hours of operation during the Fall and Spring semesters are 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Summer hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 to noon on Friday. For information you may call 880-8885 or 839-2928.
Professional tutors are available for developmental classes, Contemporary Math, College Algebra and English. Their schedules vary by semester, so check in with the Learning Lab staff for an up to date schedule. Referrals for tutors for other courses may also be available.
Presently, there are a limited number of computers available for students to use for homework, studying, developing resumes, and research. Tables are set up for individuals or study groups. Students may study independently or request a tutor to work with them as necessary. The Learning Lab does not require total silence, but we ask that discussions be kept as quiet as possible due to student testing. A printer is available for students to use and there is a nominal charge per sheet. A Braille printer is available for visually impaired students.
The Learning Lab offers access through computers to the Mary and John Gray Library. Research may be done on line, and if books or other materials are needed, they may be checked out through the Inter-Library loan system. Students must have their student ID validated at the library, and then they can access the catalog and the electronic databases. Students can use the computer access to find books available for check-out, and also print full text articles from several electronic databases.
The Lab is also used for testing by the Developmental Math classes. Developmental math students who need to re-test may request tutoring before they attempt the test again.
A desk and printer is reserved for Adjunct faculty to use in lieu of an office.
The Testing Center has recently been moved to the Learning Lab and will be housed there until the new Student Success Building is built. Until then, the computer lab in MPC 155 may be used. There may be times when MPC 155 will not be available as it will be reserved for Allied Health classes.