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CTE Needs Based Laptop and Wi-Fi Hotspot Loan Application

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Laptop and WIFI Hotspot loans are available for students enrolled in a CTE Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate program. Laptops and hotspots can be borrowed for one semester at a time and can be picked up at the College of DuPage Library.

Your use of a College of DuPage CTE Needs Based laptop and hotspot is governed by the College of DuPage policies outlined below. By completing this form you agree to abide by these policies.

You are expected to make every reasonable effort to protect your laptop and/or hotspot from damage and to use it for appropriate academic purposes. If you withdraw or drop all courses for the semester you are required to return your devices (including power adaptor and computer bag) to the Library no later than ONE WEEK after your withdraw/drop date. Otherwise items are to be returned to the Library by the end of the semester. If items are not returned, they will be considered lost. If equipment is damaged or lost, you will be responsible for costs associated with repair or replacement.

Additional software may be installed ONLY if required by syllabus or for instructional use.

If you need technology support, contact the Student Helpdesk at studenthelp@cod.edu or (630) 942-2999.

This program is funded through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

Modified from the Library's Damaged, Lost or Billed Materials

All borrowers are expected to pay for damaged materials or equipment, lost items, and items which have been billed. Nonpayment may result in suspension of student's account. Students are responsible for the cost of damage up to replacement cost for damaged materials, and for cost of equipment for lost equipment.

Modified from COD's Learning Resource Center's Use of Computers and Laptop Internet Connections

Appropriate Use:

The following activities are considered to be the primary uses for which laptops and hotspots are reserved:

  • Searching of library catalogs, online or electronic databases.
  • Use of the Internet to complete classroom assignments or perform research tasks (this includes Internet searching, email, and chat for educational/research purposes).
  • Use of software applications such as word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software to complete classroom assignments or prepare career-oriented documents.

Modified from the COD Board Electronic Communications Policy (#10-126)

Users of the laptop and hotspot must not engage in illegal activity and must abide by the following Board policy and procedure:

  • Access to the College's information technology resources (including network, PC's, servers, computer applications, phone systems, etc.) is a privilege granted to faculty, staff, students, the College community and its business partners. The use of this technology is intended to support the mission of the College and is to be used for College related activities for which they were intended.
  • The College reserves the right to extend, limit, restrict or deny information technology privileges and access to its information resources to any faculty, staff, student, community member or business partner.
  • Any person using the College's technology resources is responsible for understanding Board Policy, administrative procedure and the Electronic Communications Guidelines. These documents define the appropriate access, use, privacy, security, responsibilities and limitations in the use of information technology resources at the College.

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Contact Information

Adela Meitz, MS LCPC, Workforce Development and Student Resource Specialist
Workforce Development Services
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302
Lisle, Illinois 60532
(630) 942-2389