Student Resources: Learning Commons

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The Learning Commons at Otero Junior College provides students with access to a large space providing an umbrella of learning support services, utilizing the very latest in educational technology. Funded by a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) grant, the Learning Commons learning and support services include a Math & Science Learning Center, STEM Tech Center, the Wheeler Library, and Student Success Center.


Learning Commons

Some of the features of the Learning Commons include: access to databases, personnel to help with research and access to many assistive technology devices and computer options. A variety of seating options and study areas are available to meet each student’s learning styles. Much of the furniture is moveable, which allows students to reconfigure study areas to meet their needs.

Wheeler Library

Wheeler Library provides a variety of services including helpful staff, easy-access computers, laptops, tablets, reservable study rooms, and more! Come in if you have a question about the online resources and databases, want to use the video editing rooms, need a book or a DVD for class, or are just looking for a good place to study.

STEM Tech Center

The STEM Tech Center puts the latest technology and resources into the hands of OJC students. An OJC student can check out Windows laptops, MacBooks, iPads, cameras, video equipment, and more.

STEM Program

It is clear that most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science. According to the STEM Education Coalition, "STEM education plays in enabling the United States to remain the economic and technological leaders of the global marketplace of the 21st century."

TRiO Program

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRiO Program under the U.S. Department of Education. The program is focused toward students who have one or more of the following factors: first-generation, low-income or disabled.

PaperCut Printing Services

Use the link above to log in to PaperCut and you will be taken to the Summary page displayed for your use. The summary page will display your current printing activities and information. Users are urged to monitor their transactions and print jobs to maintain an account balance. More information can be found in My OJC under the Student tab.


Students are welcome to enjoy all of the services offered in the Learning Commons including The Venom Pit Coffee Shop.

Learning Commons   Venom Pit Coffee Shop
OJC Learning Commons includes the Wheeler Library, Math and Science Learning Center, STEM Tech Center, and the Student Success Center.   The Venom Pit coffee shop features Starbucks Coffee and is managed by Sodexo Campus Services.



Contact Learning Commons

Learning Commons
Wheeler Library
1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050
P: (719) 384-6882Summer Hours:
(effective April 28)
SUN: Closed
M - TH: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
F: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
SAT: Closed

Related Links:

Visit Wheeler Library on Social Media ~
OJC Wheeler Library on FacebookSpacerOJC Wheeler Library on Twitter

Printing Services:

PaperCut ~

Learning Commons Events:

Apple Products only
macOS iOS watchOS ~

Calendar add-in for all apple products.
NOTE: not for non-apple products.