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Instructional Technology (Support and Services)


The EED enhances the teaching and learning environment within the college by encouraging and supporting the development, evaluation, and use of appropriate technologies.


The College has used technology in various forms since its inception. The genesis of formal contemporary college-level activities regarding technology use for instruction occurred during AY1992-1993. That original effort dealt mainly with the use of computers and engineering software. More recently the program has evolved to address such issues as computer hardware and software acquisition and licensing, professional development, audio/visual tools, curriculum modification, and space utilization.

This section of the website features information about:

  • Licensing of software that is used by EED students and faculty
  • How to obtain specific software programs
  • Suggested specifications for desktop/laptop computers for students in EED Programs

Type of Software:

Engineering applications such as CAD, programming, and textual processing are used.  

Examples of software are:

  • Autodesk AutoCad
  • SolidWorks
  • National Instruments Labview
  • Programming -  C++, Interactive C,  Matlab
  • Textual processing, spreadsheets -   Microsoft Office

Further Information About Software:

For information on getting select software at home on Windows Computers, please visit the OCIO site on licensed software for Windows.

For information on getting select software on your personal Macintosh Computer, please visit the OCIO site on licensed software for Macintosh.

Remote Access Instructions for First Year Engineering Students:

For EED students, ETS has implemented a remote desktop service to a Citrix Environment with a limited amount of simultaneous sessions. This is intended for supplemental use.  Students’ primary resource should be the computing lab in Hitchcock 316. 

Useful information can be found on the Engineering Technology Wiki site.