Open Learning CenterOpen Learning Center

Technology Assistance

The Open Learning Center (OLC) provides technology assistance to support class assignments and offers an extensive list of technology related services - including a large computer lab, Macintosh based video editing stations and equipment check-out (laptops, calculators and audio-video equipment) for students.  Trained assistants and staff members are available to help you individually or in small groups with a wide range of computer applications - including web technology, programming applications and more.





The OLC has computers currently configured with Windows 7 and Office 2013, the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and other applications that are used in the classrooms. The OLC also has laptops and graphing calculators for check-out, flat-bed scanners, a coin-op copier, black & white and color printers for student use.

Network Access

The OLC staff assists new and returning students with all of their network-related needs including assistance in creating your Cascadia Network Account and your UW NetID account.

Student ID Cards

The OLC creates student ID cards on a system that integrates identification and library card services..


The OLC offers students the tools to create multimedia projects or presentations, edit video footage, scan still images and create video for PowerPoint presentations for academic or college business use. Macintosh computers with OS X are available for use as well as applications such as iDVD, iMovie and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (including Premier Pro).  

Media equipment check out is available for projects requiring the use of still cameras, camcorders, and audio recorders.

Location, Contact Information and Hours


The OLC is located in CC2-060 on the lower level next to the coffee stand and co-located with the Math & Writing Center. 


Main phone (425) 352-8229 (2-8229 from on campus).

Open Hours

Hours vary by quarter and will be adjusted for operational needs.  See Cascadia Building Hours for holiday closure information.  The OLC is closed between quarters.


Pre-Fall 2014

Pre-Fall Hours: August 22 - September 21
August 22 - September 1
September 2 - September 5 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
September 6 - September 7 CLOSED
September 8 - September 12 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
September 13 - September 21
Fall Quarter 2014
Fall Quarter Hours: September 24 - December 12
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
Friday, October 31 Non-Instructional Day
Monday, November 10 Non-Instructional Day
Tuesday, November 11 Holiday - Veterans' Day 
Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 Holiday - Thanksgiving