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TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

All computers on campus are maintained by the GWC Information Technology Department. Our goal is to bring you effective computer, printing, wireless, and other digital resources and tools. We are proud to serve our students with over 1600 computers on campus. This includes the LRC Library, Student Computer Center, Reading and Writing Center, Tutoring Center, DSPS High Tech Lab and 20 full-size academic labs.

At the heart of student computing on the GWC campus is the Learning Resource Center. At the LRC you will find PCs and Macintosh computers as well as printers available for your use. There is friendly staff available to answer your questions and assist with your computing needs.

Students may use the open labs to complete classroom assignments, access online courses, retrieve email, access the Internet, or to view campus web pages for course information. Every GWC student has a network account automatically generated once they register for classes.

In addition to labs, GWC is also proud to bring you Wireless Networking access throughout much of the campus. For wireless hot spots, please see the Wireless Network.

Student Email (Gmail)

GWC’s official means of communication with students is through their student email account. Your student email (eg. name@student.cccd.edu) can be accessed through your MyGWC Account.

This is a very important tool that the campus will use to communicate with you on about official campus business. Your instructors will also likely email you at this address as well.

To check your Gmail, log into your MyGWC Account and click the blue link that says “Gmail Account.”

gmail account log-in

Wireless Network

Golden West College wireless network is designed for coverage of instructional, non-instructional areas and outdoor instructional areas. The wireless network is broadcasted as COAST-WiFi.

Wireless Guidelines (opens pdf file)

How to access coast-wifi with: