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Paramount Computer Lab and Testing Center

Our Computer lab is open to all El Centro students with a valid DCCCD ID. We are located on the first floor of the Paramount Building in room P112.

The Testing Center is a closed center. We only test those who are enrolled in the Health/Nursing classes only.

Walk-ins are welcome for Computer Lab, provided that there are available computer stations. We offer software that is available for Health/Nursing students and it is a first come first serve basis.

All staff members are well-trained, friendly and eager to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further inquiry.


Lab Hours and Contact Information

Fall and Spring

Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed on Sundays

Maymester, Summer I & II, Wintermester

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Computer Lab and Testing Center Phone numbers

Computer Lab 972-860-5009 Room P112
Testing Center 972-860-5008 Room P119
Test Reservations: Email (5tests Email is your guarantee for a reservation. Must be made 24 hours in advance.

Computer Lab and Testing Center Information

Paramount Building
  1. Make sure you bring your DCCCD ID EVERYTIME you come into the lab.
  2. The first time you come in you must sign a form for testing and computer lab usage.
  3. Make sure that you always do a print preview of your work before you print it. Copies are 10 cents per page. This is very important because of Ecampus does not print exactly how you may think.
  4. There are no cell phones, Bluetooth, eating, drinking or talking allowed during testing. Also food and drink are not allowed in the computer lab.
  5. Please put all of your belongings in the cubbies provided before you sit down at a computer to test.
  6. All scratch paper must be turned in to staff after you finish testing.
  7. Any materials needed for testing will be provided.
  8. Any problems will be reported to your instructor.
  9. If you have any questions please contact staff.



Name Title
Mrs. Lisa Rattan Applications Integration Coordinator
Ms. Melinda Wheat Department Assistant II
Ms. Shayna Rattan Administrative Clerk
Mr. Chris Diaz Supervisor
Ms. Laticikia Tava Department Assistant II
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