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Public facilities to help bridge the digital divide

The Paterson Community Technology Center is at 218 Memorial Drive. This 15,000 square foot structure, which is located adjacent to the college campus, has three floors and a basement.

The Paterson CTC is intended as a mixed use, multimedia facility. There are 5 classrooms in the CTC: 2 classrooms on the 1st and 3rd floor and 1 classroom on the 2nd floor which is a multimedia MAC Lab. The College reserves the first floor as an open access computer laboratory for computer training and Internet access.

On the second floor is the College's Urban Consortium which includes the Upward Bound and the College Bound Program. Our facility is available to for-profit organizations for a small fee. Please email us for a price quote. Non-profit organizations can use the facility free-of-charge*. If you would like to use one of our training rooms, please submit a Space Request Form along with the Hold Harmless Form. Also, if your event requires catering, please take a look at our Catering Guide and get in touch with our Catering Service at (973) 684-6838.

Classrooms and Equipment Available


  • Each classroom has the capacity for:

    30 people (But partitions between the 2 classrooms on the 1st and 3rd floor can be opened for a total capacity of 70)

  • Classroom Equipment:

    Each classroom is equipped with:
    Ceiling mounted projector and screen
    DVD/VHS player
    Access to a Laser printer

  • MULTIMEDIA MAC LAB (2nd floor)



On the 2nd. floor the New Media Design Lab at the Paterson Community Technology Center provides users with access to state of the art tools for digital expression and production including:

  • 20 Internet connected Apple Macintosh Multimedia Workcenters


     a teacher station which can control and communicate with student workstations


     a full audio and visual display compliment including large screen projection, surround sound and recording capabilities


     a media server that allows productions to be accessed anywhere anytime

This lab is also video and audio conference enabled and provides users with an array of peripheral technologies including digital scanners, cameras and pod-casting tools.

Laptop Computers

3 laptop carts are available for use in any of the classrooms. 2 of the carts have 23 laptops each with the following specifications and programs:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Version 2002, With Service Pack 2
  • Processor 1400 MHz
  • 1.40 GHz, 512 MB of Ram
  • The Hard Drive Is 30 GB
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Quick Time
  • Adobe Reader Speed Launch 
  • The learning Company Mavis Beacon
  • Winzip
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Illustrator CS2
  • Adobe PhotoShop Album 2.0 Starter Edition
  • Adobe Reader 7.0
  • Deep Freeze

Also available is 1 laptop cart with 24 computers with the following specifications and programs:

  • Hp Compaq 6510b
  • Windows Xp Professional Version 2
  • Service Pack 2
  • Centrino Corel 2 Duo 2.10 GHZ
  • 1.99 GB of Ram
  • 111 GB Hard Drive
  • Bluetooth Places
  • LightScribe CD/DVD Brun DL+ and - R
  • SD.MS/Pro A port for digital camera
  • Microsoft Office 2007


* Non-Profit Please Note:

1. Proof of 501(c)(3) required.

2. Use of the room is free but there will be a charge for technical support and security for events occurring after 4:30 pm on weekdays or anytime on Saturdays.