All of the classrooms feature 5.5-foot flat screens, a whiteboard and sound speakers. Wifi is free throughout the facility, and the computers run on Microsoft Office Professional Suite. The computer lab features Dell hardware equipped with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for ease in instruction. Comfortable chairs and mobile tables outfit the learning environment in the configuration best suited to your needs. Conference phones and Owl Lab cameras are available upon request.
The center maintains computer labs to be used by collaborating institutions or businesses for the delivery of computer-based credit and non-credit courses. Please refer to Procedures for Scheduling Courses.
The computer lab may be reserved on an as-needed basis for open lab, special topics, short-term training, college credit courses, etc. Please use the Get in Touch form for scheduling. The institution reserving the lab will be expected to have an instructor in the computer lab during the time it is scheduled for use.
The center publishes a list of all courses at the center on this website. It includes links to registration information, contact information, and the specific courses that will be offered. If desired, the center can help promote classes and bookings open to the public through its social media properties.
To avoid confusion, please use the correct title of our facility in all advertising, press releases, digital media, social media, and print materials: Westerly Education Center. We are happy to display your flyers, brochures, posters, or other publications advertising your offerings. Please provide them to the center staff as early as possible to ensure timely posting.
A/V and other equipment needs must be requested no later than two business days in advance of the needed date.
In-house technical assistance is available to organizations that rent center facilities. For routine service, the fee is included in the room charge. However, if dedicated service is needed (or extended support is required to resolve an issue), a fee of $75 per hour may be charged.
If organizations choose to use their own equipment (e.g., laptop) and need extended technical assistance, a $75 per hour minimum technical service charge will be assessed. Users must schedule time to test and troubleshoot non-center owned equipment.
Last minute requests for equipment or technical assistance may not available.
Access to computer systems, networks and/or software owned or operated Westerly Education Center is granted subject to local, state and federal laws. Information technology includes but is not limited to desktop computers, workstations, network servers, mainframe computers, software, digital information, and voice, video and data networks.
Any persons who directly or indirectly access any computer system for any fraudulent purpose or who damage, destroy or alter any computer or parts of its systems without authorization shall be charged with a felony according to the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island (Chapter 52 of Title 11). Theft of a computer or any parts of its systems is a felony.
We expect guests to respect all pertinent licenses, contractual agreements and copyrights and use only legal versions of copyrighted software in compliance with vendor license requirements.
Westerly Education Center meets all Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and features: