Software Available & Supported by WCTS

Faculty computers are delivered with the following software pre-installed and fully supported by Technology Services:

  • Microsoft Office (current version is Office 2010 for Windows or 2011 for Macintosh OSX), Includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • McAfee VirusScan (virus/malware protection software for both Mac and Windows)
  • IMAP email programs - Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird for Windows computers; OSX Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird for Macintosh computers
  • Web Browsers - Mozilla Firefox (for Mac or Windows), Google Chrome (for Mac or Windows), Safari (for Mac), and Internet Explorer (For Windows)
  • Standard support applications such as QuickTime, RealPlayer, Shockwave and Flash players, Acrobat Reader
  • Macs only - Apple iWork and iLife suites (Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Garage Band, iMovie, iPhoto...)

The following specialized software is also used on campus, and may be purchased with departmental funds at excellent academic prices.  Please contact Technology Services for current pricing. Technology Services supports this software, but may not be able to assist you fully with advanced features:

  • Graphics/Drawing:
    Adobe Photoshop Extended (full version) or Photoshop Elements (basic version)*
    Adobe Illustrator*
  • PDF Creation/Editing:
Adobe Acrobat Professional*
  • Web Authoring:
    Adobe Dreamweaver*
    (note that most faculty use Whitman's learning management system, CLEo, for making instructional materials available online to students - requires no web authoring expertise. Many official/departmental web pages are authored/maintained using a content-mgt system for which you also do not need web expertise)

    *if you use multiple Adobe applications, we recommend you ask about one of the Adobe "Creative Suites" which bundles multiple applications at a lower price.
  • Statistical/Analytical (we have limited site licenses for these applications; some licenses may be available):
    SPSS for Windows or Mac (unlimited site license)
    SAS (unlimited site license)
    eViews
    nVivo (qualitative analysis software, limited licenses)
  • Other (some of these also have available licenses under limited site licensing):
    Maple
    Minitab (limited installations)
    ArcGIS (unlimited site license)
    ChemDoodle(unlimited site license)
    EndNote (unlimited site license)

If you have questions about this software, or about the availability of other software not listed, let us know. If you have specialized needs, be sure to indicate this when you contact us to arrange for your computer, as explained on the New Faculty Computers page. You can contact the Instructional & Learning Technologist for your Division.