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.

Blackboard Help

(432) 264-5106

Big Spring IT

(432) 264-5055

San Angelo IT

(325) 481-8300 ext: 4357


(432) 264-3588

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?

*MyHC, Blackboard, Student Email, Campus Computers, Office 365, Outlook App, Zoom, Upswing Online Tutoring, Rave (mobile alert system)
*This list will be updated as systems are added/removed from the single login network at HC/SWCD.