We provide Microsoft Office software on all college computers (PC and Mac). You can convert Word documents to PDFs on your computer but if you wish to edit or work with PDFs you'll need to purchase Adobe Acrobat Pro.
The academic software on our lab computers can be accessed by going into the Start menu at the bottom left side of the page and then opening the All Programs list, where you will find sub-folders for specific disciplines; the software programs are listed within those folders. You'll find ArcGIS, Chemdraw, Mathematica, MATLAB, SPSS, and Stata as well as other course-specific applications.
The oMac Lab has Adobe graphics and publication tools.
Sophos Anti-virus Software
Available for Students, Faculty and Staff for both Windows and Mac. Keep your computer safe from viruses and malware by downloading and installing Sophos' free versions for Windows or Mac. Please note these links are only for personal computers; contact the Technology Helpdesk if you need assistance with Sophos software that is installed on an Oxy computer.
If you have Windows 10:
Windows 10 includes anti-virus protection courtesy of Microsoft Windows Defender. Therefore, you do not need to install Sophos Anti-virus. However, Sophos is compatible with Windows 10 if you wish to use it but it is recommended that prior to installing it, you manually remove any other anti-virus products you might already have installed (e.g. McAfee, Symantec/Norton, etc.).
Available for Faculty, Staff, and Students. You may use Office365 which is an online version of the Microsoft Office suite on your personal machine at home or on campus for the duration of your career at Oxy. Simply visit office.com and sign in with your OXY login credentials. Please email the Technology Helpdesk to let us know if you have any questions.
Available for faculty and students. Go to wolfram.com/mathematica/ and click on the Orange banner to check for institutional access. Enter Oxy email address that leads to download page.
Available for Students. Sign up for an account and download the software.
Available for Faculty and Staff. OxyAccess (provided through a software called Parallels RAS) provides access to files stored on your G: and H: network drives. PC users can also be set up to access their office PC desktop from a personal machine (useful if departmental software is installed locally on your Oxy PC). Contact the Technology Helpdesk to be set up for access. View installation instructions.
Available for Students, Faculty and Staff. You can use an FTP client that supports secure FTPS connections to access files stored on your Oxy network drives such as the G:, H: and S:/ drives.