Adaptive Computer Lab (ACL)

DSS students who are authorized for the use of the ACL support services classes receive academic and computer assistance, which is arranged on an individualized basis. Learning Strategies (COUN 75) and/or Adaptive Computer Access (COUN 71) can be taken for 0.5(27 hours) to 2.0(90 hours) units and the hours are arranged around the student’s schedule and preference. The ACL faculty and staff also offer workshops and trainings to help students achieve success.


Room 804
(Next to the Tutoring Center.)


Fall 2018 Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (open until 2 p.m. on the following Fridays: August 24, September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, and November 30.)


COUN 071 – Adaptive Computer Access

This course offers the student guided instruction/application in the introduction and use of computers and access technologies to enhance college success. Students with various disabilities will be assessed on computer skills first. This course requires 27 hours for .5 unit to 90 hours for 2.0 units.

COUN 075 – Adaptive Computer Access: Learning Strategies

This course offers guided instruction to improve study strategies and basic learning skills through computer-assisted instruction. This course is designed for students with disabilities who are eligible through DSS. This course requires 27 hours for .5 unit to 90 hours for 2.0 units.

The Who and What of the Adaptive Computer Lab

The ACL 4 “R’s”

  • Remediation in all academic areas
  • Reinforce what is learned in class
  • Recommend alternate strategies
  • Reintroduce students to success at every opportunity

A potential ACL student

  • is enrolled at FC
  • is registered with DSS
  • is capable of successfully completing a non-lab class at FC

How to enroll

  • Via MyGateway for COUN 71 or COUN 75
  • Through LD Specialist recommendation
  • Add directly through Lynette or Jassy in the ACL (Room 804)


This online orientation is for all students enrolled in COUN 71 and COUN 75 classes.  This site only supplements the actual orientation which is held in the Adaptive Computer Lab (ACL) during the first four days of the Spring and Fall semesters. There is no orientation for summer classes.

Request for completing ACL Lab hours outside of the lab

Generally speaking, ACL hours will not be received from other labs. Check with instructor.

How to access your campus e-mail from off-campus

From the internet, type the following address:

Type your username (student ID) and password where indicated in the pop-up window. Your email INBOX should now be displayed. You can manage your email as you would from a computer lab on campus. When you are finished using the exchange, close the window by clicking the X at the top right of the window, or click on File, then Close.