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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Appendix I Computer & Electronic Resources

College Expectations

Computers for student use are available in some college centers and at each campus in the library, learning center, computer center and in computer classrooms. At the campus computer center, you can access word processing, email, the Internet and a variety of software packages for completing coursework.

The college relies upon users to conduct themselves according to the basic principles of mutual respect. In this way, we attempt to promote the most effective and beneficial use of the college’s computer equipment and facilities and protect the free exchange of information and ideas.

Your CCAC academic email account is your key to accessing CCAC resources. All current students, faculty and staff are provided with an account. Your CCAC academic email address consists of your assigned NetID username followed by @acd.ccac.edu. Your CCAC academic email account is the formal means of communication from the college to students.

When using computer resources, students are expected to:

  1. Check their CCAC academic email account regularly.
  2. Use the computer resources primarily for scholarly purposes.
  3. Use discretion when displaying and printing material that may be offensive to others.
  4. Not use college computer resources to transmit or display obscene, illegal, violent, discriminatory or other information that may result in harassment or defamation.
  5. Discourage inappropriate usage by others.
  6. Avoid disruptive behavior when using computer resources.
  7. Abide by all signs posted in the computer labs.
  8. Respect the needs of other users to access limited computer resources.
  9. Not use college computer resources to gain unauthorized access to any other computer system.
  10. Respect the integrity of the system and related physical resources, and observe all relevant laws, regulations and contractual obligations.
  11. Not download, or share (through browsers, peer-to-peer networks or other means), post or install to college computers, or transport across college networks material which is illegal, proprietary, in violation of license agreements, copyrights or college contracts, or that may be damaging to the college network or infrastructure.
  12. Not share passwords. Students are responsible for any activity executed under his/her account.
  13. Not use CCAC resources (email, computer hardware, software or supplies) or your account for personal financial gain and/or commercial purposes (whether for-profit or not-for-profit), or for supporting political campaigns, candidates, legislation or ballot issues.
  14. Use the systems and individual accounts in a manner consistent with the instructional, research and administrative objectives of the college. Legally, the college electronic network is not an open forum (such as a free-speech park); thus, its use is limited to activities consistent with college objectives.
  15. Not use the CCAC name or logo or likeness on your webpage without the consent of the Marketing and Communications department.
  16. Not print large quantities of flyers, banners or other printed materials intended for multiple distribution. For print jobs of this nature, only one copy may be printed in the labs.
  17. Take responsibility and report any problems with computer hardware or software.
  18. Not smoke, drink or eat in any computing facility.
  19. Not misrepresent your identity or affiliation in email communication.
  20. Use email for purposes which do not violate federal and/or state laws.
  21. Not send harassing, intimidating, abusive or offensive material to or about others.
  22. Not intercept, disrupt or alter electronic communications packets.
  23. Not cause congestion on the network by such things as “chain letters,” “broadcasting” inappropriate messages to lists or individuals or excessive use of the email system.
  24. Not attach non-CCAC computer equipment to the CCAC network.

Any unauthorized attempt to modify computer hardware and software components is prohibited. This includes attempts to use and/or copy software in violation of federal copyright laws.

All instances of misuse of computer equipment and facilities constitute grounds for disciplinary action under the CCAC Student Code of Behavioral Conduct. Instances of abuse may also result in civil and/or criminal proceedings.