Reading Lab

Reading Lab

coles building - cb 121 - east campus

Our computer lab is open to the DMC 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 only) and request use of equipment such as the StarBoard and Aquos TV. Books are also available to take, borrow, or trade for recreational reading through our "Take a Book, Leave a Book" free library. 

fall & spring semester hours

  • Monday-Thursday:  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday:  8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday:  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

summer semester hours

  • Monday-Thursday:  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday:  8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday:  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


  • By appointment only - Call us at (361) 698-1535 for more info
  • Consulting and scheduling hours:  Mon-Thurs 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Ask us about how to understand any class textbook and readability

Lab Resources

  • Reading program to practice reading skills and comprehension
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking computer program to improve English
  • speaking
  • Read 305 & INRW 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 and out of sight
  • 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 before you exit the lab

How May we Assist you?

For Students

  • Prepare students for success in college level course work
  • Help students to become independent learners and critical readers
  • Ensure opportunities for learning through technology

For Professors

  • Supports DMC professors in reading and writing courses
  • Meets Texas directed Student Learning Outcomes (for Read 305 & INRW)
  • Provides Opportunities for active learning

Reading Lab Coordinator


Dr. McDowell

Reading Lab Assistants






Work Study




Patricia Rangel

Page last updated April 24, 2019.

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