Selected Current Projects
Information Technology implements, manages and supports technology-related projects at Pima in collaboration with other College departments.. Here are a sampling of some current IT projects.
Student Printing Improvements - Wepa
PCC has installed new wēpa print stations for student printing. Wēpa is a print solution developed specifically for student printing in higher education and university settings.
This solution eliminates the need for servers on the campus and fits easily into a student’s daily life and technology habits. Documents can be uploaded in a number of convenient, easy-to-use methods from campus and personal computers, tablets and smartphones.
Key features include single sign-on integration with MyPima, black & white and color printing, print to any wēpa station from any internet-connected device, debit/credit and cash print cards for payment, free scan-to-email stations and real-time monitoring and reporting. This added-value service is provided with no increase in print costs.
PCC's Tech Corner help desks provide on-campus tech support for PCC students and employees for personal computer equipment and major PCC systems including D2L, MyPima, and Gmail. Services include hardware and software troubleshooting, malware removal, wifi setup, and more.
Help desk locations and hours are available on our Tech Corner page.
Northwest Campus Science Laboratory
With the addition of the new STEM Building to the Northwest Campus, the laboratory staff providing support services has become very busy. With up to a dozen experiments occurring at any given time, six days a week, twelve hours a day, the complex preparation of chemicals, biological media, and equipment is a logistical and organizational challenge. IT development services and the STEM Lab staff have partnered to develop a lab management system that will provide real time data needed to keep operations smooth and efficient.
This project includes several functional areas, integrated by a custom inventory management system. The key piece is the bulletin board system that dispatches experiment and workflow change information to all in real time. Additional components include Learning Center tracking and the experimental preparation database, providing a complete operational data system for laboratory support operations.