Reading Lab

Reading Lab

The word "Read" has been cut from the pages of an opened book.

Welcome! Our computer lab is open to all DMC students and the community. The Reading Lab offers many programs and tools to assist students and instructors of Reading 0305, INRW and ESOL courses. Students are encouraged to seek help from the Reading Lab staff with lab assignments, coursework, vocabulary and general questions about DMC student life. Instructors of Reading 0305, INRW, and ESOL courses can utilize the computer lab for their classes, by appointment, and request use of equipment such as the StarBoard and Aquos TV. Several books are also available to take, borrow, or trade for recreational reading through our "Take a Book, Leave a Book" free library.

How May we Assist you?

For Students

  • Prepares students for success in college level course work
  • Assist students to become independent learners and critical readers
  • Ensures opportunities for learning through technology

For Professors

  • Supports DMC professors in reading and writing courses
  • Meets Texas directed Student Learning Outcomes (for development)
  • Provides Opportunities for active learning

Reading Lab Coordinator


Dr. McDowell

Reading Lab Assistants





Work Study


Lisette Garcia


Patricia Rangel

Page last updated April 4, 2018.


  • By appointment
  • Consulting and scheduling hours:  Mon-Thurs 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Lab Resources

  • ReadOn Program to practice reading skills and comprehension
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking computer program to improve English speaking
  • Ten Steps and Common Places textbooks available for borrowing (in lab only)
  • Study guides available 
  • Touch-screen computers available for Canvas, Connect, WebDMC, and study use
  • Printing (6 page limit, black & white only)

Lab Etiquette

  • Bring your DMC student ID card every time you visit the lab
  • All phones, tablets, and other electronic devices must be silenced
  • No food or drinks permitted
  • Please use the lab quietly as others are reading
  • Please be respectful to the lab staff and your classmates by leaving your computer station neat and clean as you leave

Contact Information

Dr. Patricia Walter
Department Chair
Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1534

Dr. Forrest McDowell
Reading Lab Coordinator
(361) 698-1952

Raquel Almodovar
Administrative Assistant
Coles Building Coordinator
(361) 698-1534