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What's My Account???

Network Account
Blackboard Account
CCAC Central Account

Datatel Account (employees only)
ARC Account (employees
only with Datatel Access)

In order to ensure our network’s security, integrity and to safeguard your CCAC data, school work, and business matters, the College policy requires you to change your Network Account and Colleague passwords every ninety (90) days.

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Your Network Account

STUDENTS: Students are provided network account to access to CCAC network resources. They access computer services using the NetID account. Students will use this network account to log in to College PC's, access their academic email account, publish academic web pages, and utilize library resources from off-campus. Students who experience difficulties with their NetID or password should contact the Campus staff


EMPLOYEES: Your Employee Network Account (EmpID) login is usually your first initial, followed by your full last name.  Exceptions are made when the username is already used by another employee.  In these cases, the login ID is usually followed by the digit 2.  Login ID's and passwords are case sensitive, so make sure that you are typing these correctly.  You will always log on to the CCAC domain.

Your Network login and password also serves as your  Outlook Email ID and password.  After you log on to the network, you can open Outlook and your inbox will automatically display, as long as Outlook has been configured for your use.  If you are using Outlook Web Access to log onto your email from home or outside the College, don't forget that you have to type "ccac\" before your Network login ID.


When you log onto the network, employees can also access both personal and shared network drives.  The F: drive provides a limited amount of personal file storage, which is available from any PC connected to the network.  The U: drive is accessible to users who must share files with others in your department.  Folders on the U: drive are assigned to users based on the rights requested by the department.


Passwords must be changed every 90 days.  Click here for instructions on changing your password.


FACULTY: Faculty may also adopt a secondary academic email account for communicating with their students.  The web-based academic email system is accessed at http://webmail.acd.ccac.eduFaculty will use their Network login ID and password to access their academic email box and web publishing.


NOTE: Faculty will require an Employee Network account in order to log in to College PC's or to use the Outlook Email system

CCAC Central

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Students, Faculty, and Staff can also access information from the Ellucian Colleague system via the web-based CCAC Central
CCAC Central is now authenticated against your network account. Log in with your NetId/network username and password. If you need to change your NetID/network password, go to
f you previously had different usernames for the network and CCAC Central, now you will only have one username. Employees will use the employee username (firstinitialfulllastname).

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                                                                  Instructions are found on our CCAC Central webpage.

Blackboard (Online Learning)


STUDENTS your NetID account  gives you access to your academic email, and the ability to log on to a college computer is also your log in ID for Blackboard.  You may not change your password from within Blackboard. 
 See instructions for changing your  Network password.

FACULTY and ADMINSTRATORS may utilize Blackboard to teach an Internet or Web-enhanced course (pending approval from Division Dean and Department Head), supplement their traditional classroom instruction, or share information with members of their department.  Blackboard course sites are created by the Distance Learning staff after receiving the request through Section Planning Wizard .

To obtain a Blackboard  course site, please fill out the request form through Section Planning Wizard .


Please be reminded that your Network account and password is also your academic email, web publishing and Blackboard password.  You may not change your password from within Blackboard.  

See instructions for changing your  Network password.


Questions? Call Service Desk  at (412) 237-8700.

Your Datatel/ Colleague Account


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There is one unified password for all systems.
You  log on to Colleague now with their Network user-name and password.

APPROVALS:  If you are an Approver in the Purchasing system, you will set another password which is utilized by the approval process.  You will set or change your password using the APPW screen.  Create a password that is different from your Colleague password.  If you forget your approval password, you can just return to the APPW screen and set a new one.

ARC (Administrative Reporting Center)

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To access ARC, open Internet Explorer. Type into the address field, or use the link provided on the Faculty and Staff webpage. Login with your network username and password.

 You must have access to Colleague in order to obtain an ARC account. Please submit a request to the ServiceDesk if you do not have access.

                       Never share your password(s) with anybody else!!

If you give your password to someone, log in for someone else, or make your password public, you are compromising the security of the network, endangering your own files and communications, and violating ITS policies.  Keep passwords private.


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