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Frequently Asked Questions

The Computer Commons is available for PVC students to complete coursework.  Computers may not be used for commercial gain or private profit.

Why are the computers in the Computer Commons not available for community members?
There are a couple of locations at PVCC where computers are available for community members who are not students: Cyber-cafe in KSC building, the Cyber-walk and the Library in E building. Computers in lab classrooms, Computer Commons Open Lab, science labs, and Learning Support Center are only available for access by students. The Computer Commons is available to support PVCC students in their PVCC coursework and school-related activities.

I am a student at another Maricopa college, but I live closer to PVCC. Why can't I use the lab?
The Computer Commons is a service used to support PVCC students in their PVCC coursework and school-related activities. We work hard to be sure we are familiar with most of the PVCC computer lab courses, texts, and instructors. Our software and data files are coordinated to support PVCC's instruction. In addition, each campus decides how to support computers and access for their students. We cannot adequately supply computers and support for anyone or any activity other than PVCC coursework or school-related activities.

Can I design and print brochures for my church or business in the Commons?
No, the computers are provided to support PVCC students' coursework and school-related activities. Any activity that is personal or unrelated to PVCC coursework or PVCC school activities is inappropriate use of the Commons computers.

What's going to happen if I ignore the Commons policies?
Inappropriate use can result in the loss of all privileges to use the Open Lab.

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Who do I contact if I want to discuss these policies further?
Mary Lou Goff
Director, Computer Commons
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
voice: 602.787.6752

Contact Us

PVCC Computer Commons
Building E
18401 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Located in E Building
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Phone: 602.787.6760
Help Desk: 602.787.7780
Fax: 602.787.6755



Director Computer Commons
Mary Lou Goff


Manager Technology Help Desk

Randy Babick


Office Coordinator

Client Support Analysts

Guadalupe Contreras


Barry Menard



Lab Technicians
Dawn Higgins


Lisa VanEvery


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