Facilities Services Facility Unit (Room) Use Codes

230 Computer Laboratory

Definition: A space used primarily for formally or regularly scheduled computer instruction (including associated mandatory, but non-credit-earning laboratories) that require special purpose equipment or a specific space configuration for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice in an academic discipline. A space is considered to be scheduled if the activities generate weekly student contact hours (WSCHs), the activities fulfill course requirements, and/or there is a formal convener present.

Description: A computer laboratory is designed for or furnished with computer equipment to serve the needs of a particular discipline for group instruction in formally or regularly scheduled classes. This special equipment normally limits or precludes the space’s use by other disciplines. Computer rooms used primarily to instruct students in the use of computers are classified as computer laboratories if that instruction is conducted primarily in formally or regularly scheduled classes.

Limitations: Does not include Classrooms (110). Non-computer laboratories with formally or regularly scheduled classes are classified as a Class Laboratory (210). Does not include informally scheduled or unscheduled laboratories (see Open Laboratory-220). This category does not include spaces generally defined as Research/Nonclass Laboratories (250). Computer rooms in libraries or used primarily for study should be classified as Study Rooms (410).