The Dr. David J. Lochman Cyber Center provides technology training and internet access to the LGBTQ community. We work to advance technology competence, improve employability, and bridge the digital divide within the community.

Programs and Services

Public Access to the Cyber Center 

There are 20 computers in the Cyber Center available for public use during open-access hours. Each computer has internet access as well as many popular software programs for you to use.
Click here for the Cyber Center Hours.

Classes & Workshops

The Cyber Center offers a number of beginner and intermediate level courses to help you strengthen your computer knowledge or build specific skills using programs like Microsoft Office, Google SketchUp and more.  The Cyber Center also offers specific technology workshops each month covering a variety of topics and skills. These workshops are focused on a specific and more advanced topic like social networking, specialized software, and/ or computer hardware. Click here for the calendar of events and more information about upcoming workshops. 

Career & Job Training
  • Job Club
    Need help drafting a resume or doing online job searching? We can help. Our team of staff and volunteers host the Cyber Center Job Club several times each week to help you build skills and techniques to better compete in the job market. This club is your opportunity for one-on-one assistance to create the right résumé, fine-tune your interview skills, or hone your online job search. The Job Club is free and open to the public. Check our calendar for the next Job Club or contact us at the number below. 

  • Career Development Workshops
    Throughout the year, Center on Halsted and our community partners will host a series of Career Development Workshops consisting of more in-depth career assistance. The workshops are designed to help individuals build the skills necessary to find, apply and land the right job in today's economy. Click here for additional information and class schedules. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

When can I use the lab?
Click link above or call 773.661.0730 for our current schedule.

Do I have to do anything to use the lab? Is there a fee?
A brief sign-up process is required where you will complete an intake form, learn about the Cyber Center and receive a username and password to use in the future. The entire process usually takes around five minutes. Currently, there is no fee to use the Cyber Center. 

Can I print out documents in the Cyber Center?
Each user is allowed 20 sheets per calendar month at no cost. Once the limit has been reached, there is a cost of 10 cents per sheet for additional printing. 

Are there any rules I need to follow?
During your intake, you will be provided with a list of Cyber Center policies and asked to sign that you understand and agree to them. 

What if I forget my password?
No problem. The Cyber Center team will be able to reset your password for you. 

Are there any classes I can take?
Yes! You can find the schedule of classes here. Courses include Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Office classes. If interested in learning more about courses available to you, speak with a Cyber Center attendant. 

What software may I use on CTC computers?
Each workstation is equipped with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, InfoPath), Gimp, Audacity and Encyclopedia Britannica. Two copies of Encyclopedia Britannica Hispanic Heritage, Women Who Changed the World, and Guide to Black History are also available for use. Six workstations have Macromedia Studio MX installed, which includes Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Freehand and Extension Manager. 

I have a great idea for the lab. Where should I send it?
We'd love to hear from you. Please email any suggestions or comments to

Contact Us 

We want to hear from you! Contact us below if you have any questions or ideas. Or stop by during our public hours. The Cyber Center can be found just off the second floor lobby. 

Email us: 

Call us: 773.661.0730 

Cyber Center Hours   |   Class Schedule   


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