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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.

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Student Email (Gmail)

GWC’s official means of communication with students is through their student email account. Your student email (eg. 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.”

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Student Subscription to Office 365

Congratulations! As a student at Golden West College you are entitled to a free subscription to Office 365.  Share and co-edit your schoolwork using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote in real time—anywhere, any time, on any device. With 1 TB of OneDrive storage, you can keep all your work online for easy access. As an added benefit, you may install Office 2016 on your personal computer (Mac and Windows) and mobile device (iOS and Android) to work locally or when you are disconnected from the internet.  You can install Office on as many as 5 devices.

To access Office 365 go to Enter your college-issued email address (e.g.

IT Knowledge Base

The GWC Information Technology Department is excited to announce our brand new IT Knowledge Base portal for our campus. We value the role that technology is playing in transforming the educational environment, creating new ways of addressing students’ learning needs, and enhancing the administrative aspects of serving students, faculty and staff.

We are proud to service our students, faculty and staff with the power of information. The IT Knowledge Base is a collection of technology articles from various departments that have been made accessible to you.

To access the IT Knowledge Base, go to