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Student Personal Computers

CCEC Computers

CCEC maintains computer laboratories to give students access to certain, discipline-specific software applications on Windows computers, which may not be accessible anywhere else on campus. CCEC's computer laboratories are *3124 and 3126 in building 15 (John E. Matthews Jr. Computer Science Building) and **computer lab 2307 in Building 04 (Skinner - Jones Hall).



Science and engineering professionals often require more powerful computer systems than might be used for everyday functions. Portability is often a key feature for our students, so we concentrate here on notebook/laptop configurations. What we present below are some relatively current, minimum specifications students should use to guide purchasing decisions.  Following these guidelines will ensure the discipline-specific software will run on your computer.  Please note, MAC's or other Apple computers are not recommended for Engineering or Construction Management as much of the software used in the program and in the field is not compatible.


Computer Minimum Recommended Requirements for Personal Computers
Features Computing Major: Engineering or Construction Management Major:
 Operating System MS Windows 10, OSX 10.13 or newer  MS Windows 10 or any 64-bit Linux with virtual Windows 
Apple computers are not recommended
 Processor (CPU) 64-bit Dual Core Processor with Hardware Virtualization Support 64-bit Quad Core Processor, Intel i5, or AMD equivalent (i7 preferred)
 RAM 6 GB or greater 16GB or greater
 Hard Disk Drive/SSD 250 GB or Larger Standard Drive 500 GB or larger HDD 7200 RPM or SSD
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)       Integrated or Dedicated Integrated or Dedicated 512 MB
 WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (WPA/WPA2) 802.11 b/g/n/ac (WPA/WPA2)
 Webcam / Mic Built-in 720p or greater, with webcam & mic Built-in 720p or greater, with webcam & mic
 Ports USB 3.0/2.0 USB 3.0/2.0


Computer Issues:

For those having issues with your personal computer, the Help Desk on the first floor in library may be able to help


Deals on computers

UNF has negotiated discounts for our students from a number of vendors, including:


The Thomas G. Carpenter Library has a limited supply of laptops available for short-term checkout.  Please visit the Library, laptop computer checkout policy for more information.

are not compatible. 


 *During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the labs in Bldg. 15 are open during the week and the hours are not extended.

 **During the COVID-19 Pandemic, labs in Bldg. 04 are only open and used during class periods.