Accessing the Application Catalog: Software Center (Windows) or Self Service (Mac)

Quick Links: | Software Center on PC | Self Service on Mac |

What are these programs and who can use them?

The Software Center and Self-Service are available only to University-owned and managed computers. Personal machines cannot use either of these.

These are the user-facing software portals that are part of larger University management systems. They are not available to privately/personally owned computers.

These resources allow ITSS to provide vetted software installers that can be installed without having administrative privileges.

If your campus-managed machine does not have Software Center or Self Service, or the application fails to load or run, Call IT Support Services​​​​​​ at 530-898-4357.

Access the Software Center (Campus PC) 

To open Software Center, click the Windows icon at the bottom of your screen, and type in "Software Center" and it should pop up. When you open the Software Center, there is a link to the Application Catalog shown in the Applications tab on the left side of the screen. 

Access the Self-Service (Campus Mac)

For Mac Computers, the application catalog can be accessed through Self Service. You can access Self-Service by clicking the magnifying glass in the top right corner and typing "Self Service" or by opening a Finder window. Self Service should be listed with the Wildcat symbol.

Once you open Self Service, you will be prompted to log in with your Chico Credentials. 

Most campus-supported applications can be found in Self Service. If you have any questions, contact ITSS for assistance.


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