Software

All campus computers have some of our most used programs. See the Find software section, below, for more info.

Employees may install and update software per the instructions below, or request any that aren't therein.

As a YCP member, you can get free & discounted software to use on your personal devices. For students, here are our computer & software recommendations.

Remote access

To use software that you may not otherwise have, you can remotely access either a campus computer or a virtual desktop.

Campus computer

Connect to a specific campus computer from your personal computer or device. This option can only be used when such computers are available, but offers more specialized software.

Remotely access lab computers.

To find computers with a particular program, see the Find software section, below.

Virtual desktop

More info coming soon.

Install / update

YCP owned computers

Windows 10 (Software Center)

  • Select the Search Windows button in the taskbar (lower left).

    • Search for Software Center.

    • Open it.

  • Select the application that you want to install/update.

  • Select Install.

    • You may minimize the screen while the software installs.

    • To check the progress, select Installation status, on the left.

If you can't find the software that you want, contact us.

macOS (Self Service)

  • Search for Self Service in Spotlight or Finder.

    • Open it.

  • Click Install or Reinstall for your chosen software.

    • If you don't see what you want, select Activity, at the top, then Update for your chosen software.

  • You'll receive a notification when your install/update is complete.

If you still can't find the software that you want, contact us.


Personal computers

Find software

Our Campus Wide Package software is on all campus computers. It includes:

All Windows computers also have VLC Media Player, and all macOS computers have the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite.

All computers also all have access to Network Software (I:) Drive.

Locations

Below you can find which buildings, rooms, and Windows computers (accessible to all students) have a particular software. Once you've chosen a computer, either visit the room (the front of every computer tower has a white sticker with its name*), or access the computer remotely.

This only includes Windows 10 computers. Specialized labs, and restricted access programs, may not be listed. If you're looking for another software, including on macOS, please contact us.

* Ignore the year, in parentheses.

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