Technology

To do the best work, you’ll need the right gear.

CCAD has all the cutting-edge tech tools you'll need to turn your creative dreams into reality. Our computer labs are loaded with the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud and other industry-standard software. Plus, we've got 3D printers, laser-cutting tools and plenty of 21-inch Cintiq tablets for you to draw on. Not to mention high-quality, large-format printers so you can see your work translate onto paper.

If you have any tech questions, we're here to help. Contact the IT Help Desk at 614.222.6174, helpdesk@ccad.edu or drop by Kinney Hall, Room 220.

IT Help Desk Hours:

Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hardware

To start, you’ll need a laptop.

Specifically, you'll need a laptop that can support Adobe Creative Cloud. Plus, an external hard drive and a USB flash drive.

Software

Beyond our classrooms and computer labs that have the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud, you'll also have access to that software, which is included in freshman kits. Second-, third- and fourth-year students who want to buy a new Creative Cloud subscription or renew an existing subscription can get a significant discount through CCAD. Contact the IT Help Desk for more information.