The Office of Information Technology installs and maintains computers in each of the computer labs throughout the HSC. The computer labs offer the students of the Texas A&M Health Science Center access to computing resources and a variety of different software packages to meet the needs of the various colleges.

For more information about public computer labs at TAMHSC please select from the following:

Locations

44 computers located in room 119 and 120 of the School of Public Health Classroom Building

Regular Hours:
Mon. – Thurs: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Fri – Sun: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please Note: Hours may vary on holidays, during breaks and in the summer.

20 computers located in room S308 on the Round Rock campus

Regular Hours:
Mon. – Thurs: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Fri – Sun: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please Note: Hours may vary on holidays, during breaks and in the summer.

18 computers located in room 151 of the McAllen campus

Regular Hours:
Mon. – Thurs: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Fri – Sun: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please Note: Hours may vary on holidays, during breaks and in the summer.

30 computers located in the ICL, right next to the Baylor Health Sciences Library.

Regular Hours:
Mon. – Thurs: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Please Note: Hours may vary on holidays, during breaks and in the summer.

Software Available in Labs

Lab software may vary from lab to lab as software needs for the colleges within the HSC are sometimes very different. General software available for use is listed below. If you believe another piece of software should be installed in your local computer lab, please contact your class technology chair or a faculty member that can bring the recommendation to OIT.  

  • Microsoft Office
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Endnote X7
  • Examplify
  • VLC Media Player
  • Web Browser options (Note: OIT recommends Firefox whenever possible)
    • Firefox
    • Chrome
    • Edge
    • Internet Explorer

College Station Campus

  • STATA13
  • SAS 9.4
  • SPSS 22
  • ArcView 10
  • WinBugs
  • R
  • RefWorks: Write-and-Cite IV
  • RefGrab-it plugin for IE & Firefox
  • Epi Info 7
  • Tableau Public 8.3
  • WinPepi

McAllen Campus

  • SAS 9.4
  • SPSS 22 
  • RefWorks: Write-and-Cite IV
  • RefGrab-it plugin for IE & Firefox
  • WinPepi
  • Epi Info 7
  • axiUm Trainer
  • MiPACS
  • SPSS v25
  • GPower
  • Oral Radiology Software

Computer Lab Policies

These policies are designed to keep the computer labs running efficiently and in a safe environment. Please follow these policies while using the computer labs.

  1. Do not save important information on these computers. All information is erased periodically when the computer is refreshed. Please save data to a USB drive or an approved cloud storage solution (like TAMHSC Cloud). If storage is absolutely needed on the computer you are working on, files can be saved in your user folder on the C drive. Files will remain there until the computer is imaged, or until deleted.
  2. Please be careful with any liquids and foods near the computers.
  3. Please be courteous with cell phones. Turn off the ringer or set your phone to vibrate while working in the lab. It is also polite to leave the area to speak on the phone as to not disturb the people around you. Staff members may ask you to leave the area if you are too loud or disturbing others.
  4. Downloading of copyrighted material is prohibited, including games, music and movies. Installation of file sharing, or peer-to-peer (P2P) applications is prohibited. Refer to the University Policy regarding Acceptable Use of Information Resources located on the IT website https://www.tamhsc.edu/guidelines/29.01.99.z1.01-guideline-acceptable-use-of-information-resources.pdf for more details.
  5. During certain busy times during the day, we ask that you limit your computer use if you are not working on academic material. If there are people waiting to use the computers, please be courteous to those who need to work on school related things. The computer labs at the HSC are also used for classes and may be unavailable for blocks of time. Please refer to the schedule posted on RoomTraq at http://roomtraq.tamhsc.edu to ensure the room is available when you need it.
  6. Personal files are your responsibility. The staff cannot be held accountable for files that do not open or print, or for memory sticks/USB drives that do not work. If you seek assistance from a staff member to open or work with a file, that staff member assumes no responsibility for that disk or file. You should back-up your work regularly in multiple places.
    1. You can use your TAMHSC Cloud account (for information on signing up for TAMHSC Cloud, visit our Help Desk website https://helpdesk.tamhsc.edu/intro-to-tamhsc-cloud/.
    2. OIT provides various options for staff, students, and faculty to purchase secure, encrypted USB drives for storage of PHI and other data that needs to be protected. For more information on encrypted USB drives visit, https://helpdesk.tamhsc.edu/service/encrypted-usb-drives/ 

Other Student Computing Options

The Office of Information Technology is constantly working to make computer resources available to all students of the HSC. To that end, we’ve worked to ensure computers are available in the locations where they are needed. If you have suggestions as to where OIT should focus its efforts on in the future, please let us know! Currently computers are avialable in the following locations:

Bryan/College Station

  • Reynolds Medical Building, room 328
  • Library at the Health Professionals Education Building (HPEB)

Dallas

  • 5th Floor Hallway
  • Baylor Medical Sciences Library

Kingsville

  • 2nd floor Library