Signing into services at Howard College requires an HC username and password. After set-up, you will use the same username/password combo for everything at HC.
This page is where you will find instructions for setting up your access to Howard College systems.
Please choose below if you are a student or an employee.
Student System Access
I'm new to HC. How will I receive my username and initial password?
Students new to Howard College (HC) or the SouthWest College for the Deaf (SWCD) will receive their usernames and initial passwords via an acceptance letter emailed to your personal email address within two business days of successfully submitting your application to HC/SWCD.
Which systems will use the same username/password combination at HC/SWCD?
ALL STUDENT USERNAMES
Use the first letter of your first name, plus your “full” last name, plus the first four digits of your HC student ID. Example: My name is Howie Hawk and my HC student ID number is 123456789. Following the statement above, my username would be hhawk1234. Replace Howie’s information with your own.
NEW STUDENT PASSWORDS
Students who are new to HC will be given an initial default password. This initial password will be capital ‘H’ plus a small case ‘c’ plus your nine-digit HC student ID number (no dashes or spaces). Example: Using Howie Hawk’s student ID number of 123456789, Howie’s initial password would be Hc123456789. Replace Howie’s information with your own.
My initial password works! What do I do next?
Click the “Set Up 2-Factor Authentication” tab above and follow the step-by-step instructions.
My password still does NOT work. What do I do?
Click the “24/7 Password Support Options” tab above to contact support.