The AOC is run by the Computer Resources and Information Technologies department, but works very closely with AIADO.
|Summer 2022||May 31 to Aug 30||Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm|
|Fall 2022||Aug 31 to Dec 19||Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 9:00pm
Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am to 3:30pm
|July 4th||Independence Day|
With very few stipulations, the AOC’s services and facilities are available to currently enrolled students, active faculty and staff at SAIC; some services are open to alumni as well. Please see the individual resource sections for details.
All users must attend an certification prior to using the laser cutters or 3D scanners. The devices are self-service and are available for use during regular operating hours. See the Laser Access Policy or 3D Scanner Access Policy page for details.
Certifications are available online and can take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Laser cutting certifications are good for four calendar years at both the Advanced Output Center and the 280 Digital Fabrication Studio. Certifications for 3D scanning and 3D printing do not expire.
To request a class tour, contact the AOC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.629.6688.