The District shall replace computer desktops and laptops on a 5-year refresh cycle.

If your department has a need for a new computer, please follow these guidelines to determine the funding source: 

Computer Funding Guidelines

Group

ITS Funded

Department / Grant Funded

Instructional
Equipment Funded

Full-time Faculty

   

Adjunct Faculty

Five Desktop Computers Per Division

Additional Computers Beyond Five

 

Full-time Office and Support Staff 

   

Managers and Executives

   

Part-time Staff, Professional Experts, Shared Computers

 

 

Computers Originally Purchased with Grant Funds

 

 

Classrooms

   

Computer Labs

 

Laptop Carts

 

Conference Rooms

   

All full-time faculty and office/support staff will be provided one ITS funded computer from the options described below.  Managers and Executives will be provided with an ITS funded desktop and laptop.  All other computers must be purchased using Department or Grant funding.

Full-time Employee Computer Options

Group

Faculty

Office Staff 

Power Users

Managers

Windows Desktop and Monitor

 

Windows Laptop

 

Mac Desktop w/ Built-in Monitor

   

 

Mac Laptop

 

Laptop Docking Station and Monitor 

 

Included w/ Laptop Option

In Lieu of Desktop

Power Users are defined as employees whose job duties include complex scripting/programming/database queries, virtualization/image building, artificial intelligence research, virtual/augmented reality, 3D modeling and high-end graphics/video/audio editing.  Depending on workload, Power Users will have the option to choose standard models with additional RAM/Storage/CPU, or from the High Performance Standards if more powerful 3D rendering or server-grade CPU processors are required.

Obsolete Computers (5+ Years Old)

Please note that when a computer older than five years is refreshed, the obsolete computer will be collected for salvaging.  If the obsolete computer stays within the department/division’s possession at their request, ITS will tag the machine appropriately and will no longer perform hardware repair on the system. Systems that do not support the latest operating system or cannot receive security updates must be removed for salvaging and cannot stay in operation.

Repurposed Computers (0 - 4 Years Old)

At times, ITS may keep in stock older model machines that are under warranty that can be used for emergency loans, shared spaces, or hourly staff.  These machines are limited in numbers and will not be refreshed by ITS when the warranty expires.

Computer Peripherals

Please follow these guidelines to determine if a computer peripheral will be ITS funded or department funded for full-time faculty and staff.  Please note that for part-time staff, professional experts and shared computers all accessories (with the only exception being telephone) must be department or grant funded.

Peripheral Funding Guidelines

Peripheral

ITS Funded

Department / Grant Funded

First Monitor

 

Additional Monitors

 

Basic Keyboard/Mouse

 

Specialized Keyboard/Wireless Mouse

 

Telephone

 

Printer*

Department Copiers*

Scanner

 

Speakers/Headphones

 

*Please see ITS Printer and Copier Standards for additional details.

If your Department has a need to refresh computers or purchase additional peripherals, please contact the ITS Help Desk by visiting https://helpdesk.pasadena.edu or by emailing by helpdesk@pasadena.edu.

Current Standard Models

Current Computer Standards

Computer Type

Manufacturer and Model

Windows Desktop

Dell Optiplex 3080 Small Form Factor

Windows Laptop

Dell Latitude 5410

Mac Desktop

iMac / Mac Mini M1

Mac Laptop

MacBook Air M1

Chromebook 11”

HP Chromebook 11A EE

Chromebook 14”

HP Chromebook 14A

Windows Desktop - High Performance 

Dell Precision 7920

Windows Laptop - High Performance

Dell Precision 5550

Mac Desktop - High Performance

No Option Exists Currently

Mac Laptop - High Performance

MacBook Pro M1

Accreditation Standard - ACCJC Standard III. C.2

The institution continuously plans for, updates and replaces technology to ensure its technological infrastructure, quality and capacity are adequate to support its mission, operations, programs, and services.