IT provides an Office 365 account for students who are enrolled in current quarter classes.  If a student is not enrolled in a current quarter class in ctcLink, they will not have access to a bigfoot account. 

To reset your O365 password, see this article: 

Your CCS network account is used to access many services as a student, here are some examples: 

  • acts as logon account for college-owned student equipment
  • a bigfoot email address, which can be accessed through Office 365 
  • many Office 365 apps available online 
  • access to the campus WiFi network (CCS Net)
  • access to the library databases
  • an account for NuPark - purchasing parking passes 
  • access to Zoom 

Username Information
Your username is a combination of your First Name, Last Name Initial, and the last four digits of your ctcLink ID number. The information that you provided on your application for admission is used to create an Office 365 account.  


For example, a student whose name was Jane Doe and whose ctcLink ID number was 123456789 would have her username created as follows:

  • First name: Jane
  • Last name initial: D
  • Last four digits of ctcLink ID number: 6789

With this information, the username would be: JaneD6789 and the email address would be

Please Note: 

  • If your first name is hyphenated or has spaces in it, these will be removed. For example, Rae-Ann will become RaeAnn; Mary Beth will become MaryBeth.
  • The system will use the name you applied to school with. Thus, if you applied to school as Raymond, but go by the name Ray, your account will use Raymond for your name.
  • If you change any part of your name, please change it first with Admissions and Registration. A few days after you have requested the change, then check in with IT about the name change for your account. 

Email Information

You can access your email account and Office 365 account here:

A link to Office 365 is also located on the Student Tools drop down menu from your college's homepage

Student email address format is:


If you need additional assistance logging in to your Student Network Account please call the IT Support Center at 509-533-4357 option 2