COA is fully engaged and committed to providing high-quality, high-speed, and reliable access to information networking and technology.

We provide a fully staffed computer services department to maintain and upgrade the labs and network, and assist students, faculty, and staff with computer issues.


The college is part of MaineREN and offers high speed connectivity to the internet. Some of our resources to students include:

  • The Neva Goodwin (NG) computer lab is student-staffed and open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Our geographic information systems (GIS) lab offers classes to students as well as workshops to municipalities and has worked on projects at the county, state, and federal level.
  • COA’s digital design studio is open to students enrolled in graphics classes and available to any student by special request.
  • Thorndike Library offers short-term loaner laptops to students. All common areas, dorms, and classrooms offer wired and wireless connectivity.

Employee Computer Request Form

This form is for employees requesting a computer either for a new hire, or to replace a preexisting system. Please be aware that a 30-day notice is required for computer requests, and that non-standard requests may take longer than 30 days.

For new employees, please answer "none."
Note: Staff requesting a laptop will need approval from supervisors.
Example: What is your current system unable to do?