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Information Technology

Are computers available in the residence halls? 

There are three computers in each of the residence hall public lounges that are available for the students to use for email, research, etc.

Where can my student access the Internet?

Access is available in the College Center, Christian Ministries, Library, Fieldhouse, Youngman Agriculture 2nd Floor, residence halls and labs.

Where can students use personal computers to access the Internet?

At this time students can use personal computers in the College Center, Christian Ministries, Library, Fieldhouse, Youngman Agriculture 2nd Floor, and the residence halls.  Other areas will be added later.  In the residence halls access is available through wireless or wired connections.  The College Center, Christian Ministries, Library, Fieldhouse, Youngman Agriculture 2nd Floor, is wireless.

Does my student need any special cables to access the C of O network?

Ethernet cables to attach to the network in the residence halls are available in the bookstore for $5.00, or students may bring cables.

What are the computer requirements for campus usage?

The minimum requirements are:

   Operating System:

  • Windows 7 Family – 1GHz Processor or higher,
  • Windows Vista Family – 800 MHz Processor or higher (1GHz recommended),
  • Windows XP Family  - Intel Pentium 450 MHz or higher (800 MHz recommended),
  • MAC OS X.


  • 1GB for Windows 7 Family,
  • 1GB minimum for Windows Vista Family,
  • 512MB minimum for Windows XP Family,
  • 1GB minimum for MAX OS X.

   Disk Space

  • 500MB available for installation.

   Network Card
   (Either a wired or wireless card, both are not required)

  • 10/100 Network Interface card (Ethernet),
  • 802.11 B/G/N Wireless Network Card.

   CD Rom or USB

What about anti-virus software?

Before connecting to the network you must install Clean Access and Trend Antivirus.  If you have antivirus you must still install the antivirus provided by the College.  Students may bring their computers to the Computer Center for assistance with installing Clean Access and the antivirus.  They may not leave the computer for us to install.

Will College of the Ozarks computer center staff maintain my student’s computer?

No maintenance, service or operations of any kind will be performed by computer center staff on any student's personal computer. In addition, the College accepts no responsibility whatever for damage to student computers before, during, or after use in connection with the College network.

Internet access, filtering, and monitoring

Monitoring and filtering for web content is in place. Bandwidth restrictions are in place. All media and audio connections (such as Windows Media Player/RealPlayer) will have restricted bandwidth to prevent the monopolization of campus network bandwidth. “Peer to peer” applications that allow users to participate in a file sharing “community” and allow users to search the network for files that may interest them, and to bring those files to their own computers will be disallowed. 

What should my student know about plagiarism, copyright law and policies?

Information regarding academic honesty is available in the student handbook and copyright information is available on the Consumer Information Page.

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