What does the Skills
Center have to offer me?
• a quiet and structured
environment that helps you
practice the concepts you
are learning in class
• instructors and instructional
assistants to answer your
The Skills Center is an
individual skill development
lab. While here, you will
acquire the skills necessary
to make you a more
successful student in your
What are the
Weekly Arranged Lab Hours?
– 2:05pm – 2:05pm
attend lab for
– 7:00pm – 7:00pm – 2:00pm
If you visit outside of these
hours your time will
not be counted towards your
weekly time requirement!
What do I need to use the
1. Your Student Network Account
(username & password)
2. Your Student ID
3. Your Lab Assignment - Your instructor will provide
an assignment list detailing what you will work on each week.
4. Your Material Check-out Card - Available at the
Skills Center front counter.
You will keep your Material Check-out Card for the entire semester.
To start: Scan in
and select your class
(You will hear
Select your class from the list by
touching it on the screen.
NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT SCAN IN YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT!!!
Check in: Present your
Material Check-out Card
• Fill out required
information on the
front of the Material
• Hand your Material
Check-out Card to the
aide at the counter.
You will be
ASSIGNED a seat.
Please remain in the
carrel assigned to you
and inform staff if you
need to change seats.
• Ask for the materials
Log On to the Computer
Log on using your student ID
number as the Username
2. Put in your network password
• New students - your six digit birthday.
• Returning Students – the same
password as last semester
Once you log on, you may
change your password.
See an Instructional Assistant if you have trouble changing your password.
Ask The Instructor or
Instructional Assistant For Help
, or other
equipment is not
when you have
trouble printing or
when you have
the meaning of a
question or finding
the right answer
when another lab
user is disturbing
Staff are here to help you get the most
out of your time in the lab.
For Your Work
• Once you have completed your
assignment, make sure to have the
instructor initial your answer sheet or
• You will submit the assignment to your
instructor to receive credit for it.
• Your lab attendance and lab assignments
count as part of your class grade.
Follow the rules
► To receive lab credit, only visit the center during the
Reading 142 scheduled times.
► Students cannot count any time spent in the lab if they
are supposed to be in a class at the same time, even if
that class is canceled or let out early.
Do not write in Skills Center materials or remove any
materials from the Center.
Be courteous to other lab users:
No cell phone use. Turn off or mute your phone
No music listening devices (No ear buds)
No food or drink allowed in the Center
No study groups or loud talking
Follow the rules (part 2)
The Skills Center follows the Fullerton College Acceptable Use Policy for computer
usage. You may review this policy at: http://support.fullcoll.edu/accept.htm
You are not allowed to:
work in groups while in the Skills Center
use Facebook, Twitter or other social
surf the Internet or play online games
type your homework assignments
chat online or download software
Failure to comply with these rules may result
in a loss of computer privileges.
Printing costs $0.05
per page and MUST
be purchased in the
Retain your RECEIPT
from the bookstore.
If there is a problem
printing, lab personnel will
ask you for the receipt.
Selecting the printer
Before you press
OK, make sure
you are sending
to the Skills
Center printer in
Log off the computer
• Click on the
(at the bottom left of
• Click on Log Off
Check out: Scan out
Scan your ID only
If you do NOT scan out, you
will receive NO minutes for
the time you spent in the lab.
You may receive credit for a maximum of
50 minutes per week, per class.
Additional time does NOT roll over to another week.
Return your Carrel Cards and
retrieve your Material Check-out Card
When finished, return
the Carrel Cards &
materials to the counter.
A Lab Aide will
return your Material
Check-out Card at
the front desk.
Look at the NAME
on the card to be
sure it is your
How do I check my lab time?
Your weekly total
time will appear
on the screen.
you have the
If there is a problem, let Skills Center
staff know immediately.
• Don’t forget to scan in AND out!
• Don’t forget to choose your class from the
• Don’t forget to look at the screen as you are
checking in and out to confirm you have
• Don’t come in when you are scheduled to be
in another class.
• Don’t forget to ask staff for help if you have
any questions about scanning
Non-Credit Lab Enrollment
Please make sure to click on the
Yes, By Instructor box on your screen.
This message will
unless you select
By selecting this box, you are agreeing to enroll in a non-credit
lab course that will allow you to work in the Skills Center. This
free course will not affect your GPA, but will show up on your
The Skills Center web site
• Find useful
Reading 142 Lab
Read 142 Syllabus Statement
• Students who skip a week or a portion of a week’s
requirement may not make up any missed time in
subsequent weeks, nor will time completed beyond 50
minutes be credited toward future weeks.
• Failure to attend any of the weekly arranged lab hours will
constitute an absence in accordance with the instructor’s
• In addition to contributing to the instructor’s absence
policy, failure to attend three (3) weekly arranged lab
sessions may result in the student being dropped from the
class. Students who attend only a portion of their weekly
lab requirement will be deemed absent for that week.
Read 142 Workshop Statement
• Read 142 workshop assignments enhance the course
curriculum and are conducted by Reading faculty.
• Workshop assignments can only be used in place of a lab
assignment designated by the course instructor as an
“OPEN” week to attend a workshop. A “CLOSED” week
indicates the student should NOT attend a workshop.
• If a student would like to attend a workshop, the student
can sign up in the Skills Center. Workshops are limited to
12 students, and may not accommodate all students who
are interested in attending.
• To receive attendance credit for the workshop, students
should scan in at the room the workshop is being held.
• You must attend lab for 50 minutes per
week. Extra time will not roll over to
• 49 (or less) minutes is an absence.
• You will not receive lab time credit if
you attend while you are supposed
to be in another class – even if that
class was cancelled for the day.