In a limited use school computer lab that runs various paid licensed industrial design softwares, another dept says they want to run a programming class. This will involve software such as Netbeans, a free Oracle product, and others I do not know yet. Teaching programming in a lab designed for it is one thing, but this lab is fairly specialized, with its own AD, server, logins, mapped drives, links to licenses, etc.
Students will be late teens and up, out of hs. Some will be pretty sharp.