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DSPS High Tech Center (HTC)

Notice - The High Tech Center physical location is temporarily closed. Faculty and staff ​are available remotely for assistance.

The DSPS High Tech Center (also known as the HTC) provides students with Chromebook and Hotspot assistance, technology support, training, assistive technology workshops and registration assistance. Please see below for a list of the assistive technology training provided. Students do not need to register in DSPS-304 to use the High Tech Center services.

Contact Information

High Tech Center Remote Assistance Hours - Fall 2020

​The DSPS High Tech Center staff are working remotely during the following hours:

  • ​Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Beginning August 31, the Monday hours will be from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • The physical location of the DSPS High Tech Center is temporarily closed​

Staff are currently receiving a high volume of requests that are being taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the High Tech Center and someone will respond to you as soon as possible. Issues that arise in the evening may be addressed by staff depending on availability.

Free Microsoft Office 365 Software

Free software is available for all current and new COD students from our partnership with Microsoft to support your success. 

You are now eligible to install Microsoft’s Office 365 on PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets (Surface and iPad) free of charge. Using the 1 TB of storage space in OneDrive and the dynamic note-taking software OneNote you will be able to collaborate with ease with your peers. In addition, by installing Microsoft Office 365 you will have access to Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. 

Watch this video for instructions on How to Install Office Apps from Office 365 for Students​

High Tech Center Support and Training

The High Tech Center provides Chromebook and Hotspot assistance, technology support, training and workshops for certain assistive technology. Drop-in, one-on-one assistance is available on Zoom accessed through your Canvas page. Please inquire with the HTC for details. 

Assistive Technology Training

Training is provided for the following assistive technology. ​Certain assistive technology requires counselor approval as an accommodation. 

  • JAWS - Computer screen reader software for the blind 

  • Kurzweil 3000 - Text-to-speech software which allows textbook scanning and reading, as well as other features

  • ZoomText​ Fusion - Magnification and screen reading software for the visually impaired