Download Instructions for NetID (PDF).
The NetID can only be created from a CCAC computer on our network. Students are welcome to visit the campus computer labs if they need assistance in creating a NetID. Proper College identification is also required to perform this process.
Note: Your NetID account is not the same as your CCAC Central account even if the usernames are the same. The CCAC Central account is specifically for your personal student information (online registration, grades, class scheduling, etc.). More information about CCAC Central.
All students must obtain a NetID (link will only work on a computer connected to the CCAC domain) account if you are to use any computer at the College. Your CCAC Network Identifier (NetID) and password identify you to the CCAC network and allow you to access a variety of resources and services.
Acquiring a Network ID allows you to log on to the CCAC network from any campus PC, use local PC software and resources and access files necessary for some of your coursework. Without a Network ID, you cannot log-in or use any campus PC or any CCAC Network Resources.
Students and faculty are able to use their NetID to access:
NetID creation is available to students as soon as they become registered in the Datatel Colleague system (but no sooner than one month before the class start date). Student academic email will be available on the day after their NetID is created.
What do you need to create your NetID?
Online Learning Students: Information about NetIDs for Online Learning students will be sent via postal mail.
View info on passwords and password change procedures.
How long does a NetID remain active? Once a student creates their NetID account, the student NetID accounts are kept in the system for 12 months after the semester in which the student last registered. This eliminates the need to create an account each term, however passwords need to be changed on a regular basis. The one-year grace period is contingent on active usage; accounts will be disabled after 160 days of inactivity (see below).
With the security measure, former student NetID accounts will be disabled after 160 days of inactivity. If there are no subsequent contacts or students issues after 2 additional months, the disabled student accounts will be permanently deleted from Active Directory. This will also remove academic email and web publishing privileges from these accounts.
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