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Student Email Help

CPTC Student Email

All CPTC students have a college-issued Office 365 account and Outlook email address, where you will receive important College correspondence and have access to online Microsoft apps like Calendar, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and OneDrive.

Your CPTC email login and password are also your login and password for the student Wi-Fi network, student computers on campus, and Canvas.

Please check your CPTC email regularly!  Using your student email will help you keep up-to-date on important information and events and communicate with faculty and other students.

 

Your CPTC student email account will be ready within three (3) business days after your admission to the College is complete.

Step 1: Set up your student email account

Students starting CPTC classes in Summer 2022

Username:  your first initial +  your last name and the last 4 digits of your ctcLink ID (beginning with a 1 or 2), followed by @students.cptc.edu

Default Password:  The default password is based on your birthdate, in this format:  cptcddMmmyyyy

  • Example: if you were born on June 8, 1999, your default password will be cptc08Jun1999

Security Setup:  When you log into your account for the first time, you will be asked to provide a cell phone number, for account security.

Students in CPTC classes before Summer 2022

Username:  your last name and the last 4 digits of your old student ID (beginning with a 9 or 8), followed by @students.cptc.edu

Default Password:  The default password is based on your birthdate, in this format:  cptcddMmmyyyy

  • Example: if you were born on June 8, 1999, your default password will be cptc08Jun1999

Security Setup:  When you log into your account for the first time, you will be asked to provide a cell phone number, for account security.

Step 2: Change your password

Change your password right away, to prevent misuse of your account.  You must change your password every 120 days.

  1. Go to your CPTC email inbox.
  2. Click on your username/initials in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Click "View Account."
  4. Look for the Password tile and click "Change Password."
  5. Enter your current and new passwords.  Your new password must be at least 10 characters, with small letters, capital letters, and at least one number or special character.
  6. Click "Submit."

You can reset your password using the above steps at any time, wherever you have access to the internet.  If you forget your password, you may reset your password by following the Password Recovery process at https://passwordreset.microsoftonline.com/.

If you need further help, please visit the Computer Lab in the Learning Resource Center (Bldg 15), between 7:30am - 4:30pm, Monday-Friday, or contact us at 253-589-5820 or libtech@cptc.edu.

Step 3: Check your CPTC email every day!

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Visit www.cptc.edu/wi-fi for help with student Wi-Fi.

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