Available Software

Software on Campus

Software on Campus

Software for your Phoenix College computer on campus is made available via our software management systems (Software Center on PC, Self Service on Mac).  Below you can find some information on where to access this and how to install software.

If there is additional software needed, please contact the Help Desk and we can assist in figuring out the best solution for you.

Home Use Software

Employees of Phoenix College are provided a number of pieces of software and services that they can take advantage of for personal and professional use.  Below you will find a list of many of the pieces of software we have available for low or no cost.


Give educators the power to unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple, safe experience—all in a single, affordable solution that’s built for education. As part of our purchase agreement with Microsoft, Microsoft 365 for teachers, faculty, and staff, students get access at no extra cost.

Employee must login using MEID@maricopa.edu

Enter your normal MEID password. If it doesn't work the first time, sync your password using tools.maricopa.edu (same current MEID password in both fields, save) and wait five minutes, then repeat the attempt.

Microsoft Office 365 for Faculty and Staff

Grammarly® is an automated proofreader and personal grammar coach. This tool, available to students, faculty, and staff, can be used to improve writing skills as it instantly finds and offers corrections for over 400 types of grammatical mistakes. Grammarly® can also improve word choice with a vocabulary synonym tool and prevent plagiarism with its detection services and citation suggestions. 

In addition to proofreading, GrammarlyGo is a generative AI feature that can further help make suggestions on getting started or improving your writing, from blank page to final product.

You can go to Set Up A Grammarly Account for more information on signing up for a Grammarly account through Phoenix College.

Note: Grammarly® does not check the content of writing assignments. Learn more about the features of Grammarly at http://www.grammarly.com/.


Maricopa Community College District now offers a Campus-Wide License to MATLAB, Simulink, and over 100 additional toolboxes. Students and faculty are covered by the Campus-Wide License and can install software on their personal computers. 

For additional training, please view free online courses that can also be found on Maricopa Community College District’s MATLAB Portal under “Learn to Use MATLAB and Simulink.”

If you have trouble installing MATLAB, go to the MATLAB Portal and click “Need Installation Help” to get support.  

The Maricopa OnTheHub provides faculty/staff with discounted software from a variety of software selection include: Minitab, Parallels, IBM SPSS, NortonLifeLock, Adobe, Acronis International, Clarivate Analytics, EViews, JMP, Mindjet, OriginLab, QSR International, Statistica, and Sticky Password. 

Discounted Academic Software from the Employee Store


Power your teams’ creativity with automation, collaboration, and machine-learning features of AutoCAD® software. Architects, engineers, and construction professionals use AutoCAD to:

  • Design and annotate 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects
  • Automate tasks such as comparing drawings, counting objects, adding blocks, creating schedules, and more
  • Create a customized workspace to maximize productivity with add-on apps and APIs

Autodesk software Instructions for College and University

Autodesk for Educators

Only academic institutions that have purchased a Volume Licensing (VL) agreement with Microsoft are able to enroll into Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. If you are currently a Dev Tools for Teaching customer without a VL agreement, you can continue to renew your subscription. For more information on VL agreements for academic institutions

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.


Adobe Creative Cloud gives employees the world’s best creative apps and services so you can make anything you can imagine, wherever you’re inspired. Adobe Creative Cloud includes:

  • Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom, XD, Animate, LIghtroom Classic, Dreamweaver, Dimension, Audition, InCopy, Character Animator, Capture, Fresco, Bridge, Adobe Express, Premiere Rush, Photoshop Express, Media Encoder, Aero, Scan, Fill & Sign, and Acrobat Reader

Here are some instructions on how to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. 

Adobe Creative Cloud

The Phoenix College IT department doesn't have any official recommendations for personal technology purchases. However, most manufacturers offer discounts for qualifying customers in higher education.  We have linked below to such pages with our current partners.