By Ricardo Felix
Instructors and students can get more than just copies done at the Instructional Service Center at El Paso Community College.
The ISC, also called the Copy Center, offers various services including: photocopies in color or black and white, a message center, faxes, binding, shrink wrapping, shredding, scanning and laminating. Some textbooks are also available for purchase.
“We wanted to start a better service not just for instructors but for students as well,” Jurgen Reske, full-time Technician at the EPCC Valle Verde ISC, said. “We want to grow and get more involved with the school.”
Photo by Victoria Acosta / Tejano Tribune
Miguel Serrano who works part time at the ISC binds a book.
Each EPCC campus has its own ISC. Instructors can get copy print jobs done for syllabuses, exams, homework and any other print job that is for students and charge it to their respective disciplines account.
Reske said the ISC is now trying to get the word out to EPCC students who may not know of the additional services.
“We are trying to get students to also come by and join us,” he said. “The only inconvenience that I have for students is that they have to come here first to fill out a ticket then go pay the cashiers and come back.”
Reske said the ISC is trying to get the students to pay for services online so they will not have to make the trip to the cashier’s office, but there is a service that they have to subscribe to.
“You register, you put your information in, then students will be able to pay online,” Reske said. “It saves you the drag of having to walk all the way to the cashiers and then come back since we are in a different building.”
Some books available for purchase include mathematical books, fire tech books and theater books.
The prices for copies vary, but are based from color to what kind of paper used to make them and if you want the white and black or color copies.
The ISC charges 3 cents per page for black and white copies and 30 cents per page for color copies.
Every Instructional Service Center operates on different schedules, but most are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The only open ISC on Sundays is at the Valle Verde campus.