Computer Lab Policies

Let’s take care of our Computer Labs

Please observe the following regulations for keeping our Computer Labs clean, safe, and available for all to share:

  • Our Computer Labs are open to all registered students currently taking classes at CGCC.
  • As the lab functions as a study space, please respect your peers by refraining from making loud noises and keep conversations at a low volume. (Note that faculty and staff are required to speak with and assist students with homework at a low volume.) You may check out headsets to listen to your videos or Live Online class.
  • Cell phones should be in silent or vibration mode only. If you must take or make a phone call, please step outside.
  • No food and drink allowed. Spill-proof water bottles are permitted.
  • Non-registered students, such as minor children or dependent adults are not allowed in the lab.
  • Except for service animals, pets are not allowed on campus.
  • Computers left unattended for more than 15 minutes, with no obvious signs of occupancy, will be signed out. Please remember to sign out and save your files.
  • All students must abide by the Internet Acceptable Use policy mandated by the Maricopa Community College District.
  • Academic use takes priority. You may be asked to relinquish the computer if you are not doing academic-related work.
  • After-hours access is not permitted in the lab. Please check our webpage for hours of operation.
  • Please do not disconnect any equipment, hardware, or peripherals.
  • Copyrighted software may not be copied. Students may not install any software program or utility on any lab computer, nor may students tamper with, alter, or delete any software program or utility from any lab computer. This includes disconnecting cables or attempting to connect private hardware to school resources, such as personal devices.
  • Violation or abuse of any policy, equipment, or lab staff member will be reported to Public Safety and the Dean of Student Services and may result in suspension or revocation of lab privileges.

Testing Policies

No exceptions will be made to our lab testing policy. There may be some minor concessions for specific exams, so please check with your proctor for clarification.

Testing Policies

A current, valid photo ID is required for all exams. Your ID must include a recognizable photo with your first and last name and must be issued by a state/federal government or school.

All personal belongings and unauthorized materials must be secured in a locker while testing. Small lockers are available. Proctors cannot accept responsibility for items too large for lockers.

The following items are specifically prohibited from the testing rooms. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Listening devices such as cellular phones/pagers, beepers, walkie talkies, PDA's, or wireless communication devices (e.g. smartphone, tablet, mp3 player) 
  • Any device capable of recording, viewing or playing back audio, photographic, or video content (such as digital cameras or video cameras)
  • Non-medical electronic devices of any kind
  • Flash/thumb drives or any other portable electronic storage device
  • Copying, transmission or receiving devices ? Watches (wrist or pocket) and sunglasses
  • Hooded garments (hoodies) of any kind ? Hats/head coverings (unless worn as a religious requirement)
  • Food, beverages, tobacco or vaping products
  • Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, reference materials, notes (unless permitted for a specific exam)
  • Slide rulers, protractors, compasses, rulers (unless permitted for a specific exam)
  • Pens, pencils, highlighter pens and/or colored pens and pencils (unless permitted for a specific exam)
  • Calculators (unless permitted for a specific exam)

Computers are used for taking online exams. You may not browse to or open any outside sources on the computer during your test.

Scratch paper and pencils are available depending on the exam.

You will be monitored by a proctor and video surveillance throughout your test session.

Most exams have a time limit in which you must complete/submit the exam. Verify with the Proctor the time limit for your exam. No breaks while testing: Unless expressed by the Proctor, your exam must be completed in one sitting. You may not begin the exam, then leave and finish the exam at a later time.


Exams are collected when the computer lab closes. You must turn in all testing materials, including scratch paper, to the Proctor before you leave.

By signing into the Computer Lab, you acknowledge the Computer Lab hours of operation. All exams must be submitted by the time the Computer Lab closes regardless of your exam’s allotted time.

Students with documented disabilities who require accommodations must be registered with Disability Resources and Services and have exam accommodations approved prior to testing.

All testing must be scheduled in advance and walk-ins are not permitted. Once a testing session is booked, it will only available for rescheduling up to three times. If a student is unable to complete testing within those three attempts, that student will be required to schedule time with a faculty member and test during class time.

Children under 18 years of age are not allowed in the Computer Lab and cannot be left unattended. MCCCD Administrative Regulation - 2.4.10 - Children on Campus Children (younger than 18) may not attend any class unless they are officially registered for the class. Children will not be allowed on campus unless participating in an authorized college program or under the supervision of an adult.

Any student acting in a disruptive manner will be asked to leave the testing room.

You must adhere to Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Academic Misconduct (AR 2.3.11) regulations that prohibit cheating. If you are suspected of academic misconduct, your exam will be voided. The matter will be referred to your instructor/exam company for further review, and if applicable, disciplinary action.