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Student Wi-Fi

Students at Clover Park Technical College have Wi-Fi access while on campus via a secure network.  When you are on campus, you can connect to the student network using the same login and password as your CPTC student email.

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


Your CPTC student Wi-Fi/email account will be ready within 24 hours after you have enrolled in CPTC for-credit courses.

CPTC Wi-Fi Username and Password

Learn your Wi-Fi username and password

Username:  your first initial + your last name and the last 4 digits of your ctcLink ID

  • Example:  student Primrose Everdeen with ctcLink ID 212345678: peverdeen5678

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

Look up your username

Click the button below to look up your student email address and confirm your Wi-Fi username.  Your Wi-Fi username is the first part of your email address, before

** Some students may have an older Wi-Fi username format based on our previous student IDs. **

How to Connect to CPTC Wi-Fi

Step 1: Go to your Wi-Fi settings

In your device's Wi-Fi network management area, look for the CPTC Student network and select it.

Step 2: Enter username and password

If you are prompted to enter a username and password, enter your username and password according to the above information.

Step 3: Enjoy your student Wi-Fi!

You should now be able to access the internet on your device, so you can work on your CPTC classes!

CPTC Wi-Fi Password Changes and Resets

Remember that your login and password for student Wi-Fi, email, on-campus student computers, and Canvas will be the same!  It's a great idea to change your default 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

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


Using an Android, Chromebook or PC?

You may need to complete these additional steps:

  • EAP Method: select "PEAP"
  • Authentication: select "Automatic"
  • CA Certificate: Do Not Check
  • Identity = full email address
  • Password = email password
  • Leave all other fields blank

Visit to get help with your student email.

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