Open Computer Lab - Fayetteville Technical Community College (2024)

Single Sign On

To create the best possible user experience for students, faculty and staff, FTCC has implemented a single login that requires only one username and password, which can be used to log in to multiple college systems. FTCC will be implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for students. This will be required when you are not on one of FTCC’s campus locations occasionally. The following campus systems have been included in the single log-in system (with more systems potentially added in the future):

  • Academic Works
  • Blackboard
  • Computer/Network/Wifi Login
  • Self Service
  • Student Email (hosted by Google Apps)

Student Identification

Users must have a valid student current ID with the current semester sticker.

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Student logins are based on the information given during registration. i.e. first name, middle name, last name.

Your username is made up of the following elements:Open Computer Lab - Fayetteville Technical Community College (3)

If your last name is seven letters or less, use all of your last name and the first letter of your first name, plus the last 4 digits of ‘Person ID’ number (on reverse side of Student ID Card)

Student name: James Supersmart
Person ID #: 0012345 (on reverse side of Student ID card)
Username: supersmj2345

If your last name is hyphenated or contain special characters, do not include the hyphen or special character in your username

Student name: Angela Doe-Smith
Person ID#: 5671234
Username: doesmita1234


Returning students will use their last password or require a password reset.

New students’ initial password is their DOB (Date of Birth) (mmddyyyy) with no dashes or spaces (example: January 2, 1980 would be 01021980).

Password Format

  • Password shall be at least fourteen (14) characters in length and contain letters, numbers and symbols. Valid symbols are @ $ # _ and the first character of a password must be a letter. The password must also contain a number.
  • Passwords shall be random characters from the required categories of letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Passwords used shall be changed at least every ninety (90) days.
  • Passwords shall not be re-used until six additional passwords have been created.
  • Passwords shall not contain dictionary words, abbreviations or the user’s name.

Password Reset

If you are new to FTCC you can use the online password reset tool to get started with the single login system.

Password Reset – The Password Reset link can be found at the bottom of the FTCC website. Please complete the Register Herelink data to determine the best method of contact.

Computer Login

Computer Login

First Attempted Login

  • Username: First seven letters of your last name, first letter of your first name, last four digits of your student ID number
  • Password:Returning studentswill use their last password or require a password reset.
  • New students’initial password is their DOB (Date of Birth) (mmddyyyy) with no dashes or spaces (example: January 2, 1980 would be 01021980).

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Login Password Prompt

NOTE: Upon first sign in users will be prompted to change their temporary password.

  • Make sure you click the OK button to continue.

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Login Password Change

  • You are required to change your password during your first login attempt.
  • Your new password must be at least 14 characters, which much include 1 upper case letter and 1 numeric character. Passwords cannot contain your name.

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Password Change Confirmation

  • Confirmation message: Your password has been changed.

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Open Computer Lab Admittance

ATC Open Computer Lab

  • Each time you enter or exit the ATC Open Computer Lab, you will need to scan your Student ID card using one of the provided card scanners
  • When you swipe your Student ID card, make sure:
    • the barcode on the back of your Student ID card is facing to your right
    • the barcode passes through the scanner.
  • If your Student ID card will not scan, you will need to see a Computer Support Technician.

HTC and Spring Lake Campus

  • Please have Student ID with current sticker in hand when entering the Open Computer Lab.
  • You will be asked to show or swipe your Student ID prior to entering.

Open Computer Lab Considerations

  • Student must use their personal student login for accessing the computers.
  • Report any hardware and software problems to a lab tech, Problem Notification forms are available in all labs. Please turn these into the open computer lab (ATC120).
  • NO FOOD OR DRINKS are allowed in the labs due to computer equipment.
  • Send print jobs only once to the Printer.
  • If the document does not print, ask a Lab tech or an Instructor for assistance.
  • Please be considerate with your printer usage. If you have any issues with printing ask a technician for assistance.
Flat Panel Monitor Care
  • Flat panel monitors are more vulnerable to damage.
  • Please refrain from touching the screens with your hands or writing utensils

Computer Use & File Sharing Guidelines

College-owned or -operated computing resources are for the use of faculty, students, staff, and other authorized individuals. Users must exercise responsible, ethical behavior when using these resources. Responsible behavior should also be exercised when using one’s own personal computing device connected to the FTCC wireless network. The College does not attempt to articulate all required or unacceptable behavior by its users. To assist in such judgment, the following guidelines have been developed:

  • Computing resources and access accounts are to be used only for the purpose for which they are assigned and are not to be used for commercial purposes or non-collegerelated activities.
  • Users of the network are responsible for any actions taken that cause damage or affect other computers or portable computing devices. Users should not engage in activities/actions that damage or disrupt hardware or communications such as virus creation and propagation and overloading networks with excessive data.
  • Individuals will not use College computer resources to engage in any illegal activities. Users of the FTCC network must comply with all federal, state, and local laws that apply.
  • All computer software is protected by federal copyright law and most proprietary and protected by legal licensing agreements in addition to the copyright law. The user is responsible for being aware of the licensing restrictions for the software used on any system. Users must respect the legal protection applied to programs, data, photographs, music, written documents, and other material as provided by copyright, trademark, patent, licensure, and other proprietary rights mechanisms.
  • Users shall not create, display, advocate, or transmit threatening, racist, sexist, p*rnographic, obscene, offensive, annoying, or harassing language and/or material, including broadcasting unsolicited messages, sending unwanted mail, or accessing websites for these purposes.
  • Users shall not use the FTCC network to intentionally gain unauthorized access to any systems or sensitive information. Users will not gain or attempt to gain, unauthorized access to others’ files, folders, or storage areas of any kind.
  • The use of content management systems (e.g. BlackBoard) should be to communicate and document class or educational-related activities.
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College ensures the protection of students’ privacy while taking distance education courses. FTCC does not share distance education students’ protected and identifying information with third parties. To protect the privacy of all students, including distance learning students, FTCC complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. All students enrolled in distance education courses are required to verify their identity through several methods of verification including requiring a secure login and passcode to the learning management system and related resources, proctored examinations, use of test proctoring technologies, and employing authentic assessments.
  • Users are discouraged from conducting confidential transactions (e.g online banking) over the FTCC network.
  • Individuals are responsible for the proper use of their accounts, including proper password protection and appropriate use of Internet resources. An access account assigned to an individual must not be used by others. Users are responsible for notifying IT Service Desk (678- 8502) if they find that their account login information has been compromised in any way.
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  • Users will refrain from monopolizing systems and services, such as overloading resources and putting excessive demands on disk space, printer paper, and supplies.
  • The College’s website,, will serve as the only official website representing FTCC. Users are not permitted to use the College’s name or any association with the College on websites that are not owned, created, and/or maintained by FTCC.
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College is in no way liable for any damage, undesired resource usage, or detrimental effects that may occur to the user’s computer or any portable computing device while attached to the wireless network.
  • Individuals connecting to the wireless network are responsible for having current operating system updates and up-to-date antivirus software installed on their computers and any portable electronic devices. Failure to follow the FTCC General Use Guidelines can result in the suspension of access rights and disciplinary action as deemed appropriate by the College. Management Information Services office reserves the right to make revisions/updates to these guidelines at any time.

Student Handbook (PDF)

Student Code of Conduct

The following regulations set forth rules of conduct that prohibit certain types of student behavior. Students are expected to act and dress appropriately for a college environment. Neither actions nor dress should distract others from concentrating on their course of study. The College has established the following Code of Conduct to ensure that an appropriate college environment is maintained. Violation of one or more of these regulations may result in disciplinary sanctions. Students are not permitted to engage in any of the following activities while participating in any college course, while on campus, while participating in a College-sponsored event, or while in a College owned vehicle.

  • Academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to:
  • Obtaining test information, research papers, notes and other academic material without authorization;
  • Receiving or giving help on tests, projects, or assignments submitted for a grade unless specifically authorized by the instructor; and,
  • Plagiarism is taking credit for another’s ideas or works as if they were your own. Examples of plagiarism include: submitting the work generated by an artificial intelligence (AI) tool (Chat GPT), allowing another individual to complete any of your course work, copying another individual’s work and presenting any of these as your own.
  • Theft, vandalism, or misuse of College property wherever it is located.
  • Possession, use, or distribution of alcohol or any illegal drug. In addition, students shall not be under the influence of any such substance while on campus, at College events, or in College owned vehicles.
  • Using, recording, or disseminating anything which is lewd, obscene, or which substantially and materially disrupts or threatens to disrupt the operation of the College.
  • Physical violence against another person or threatening physical violence against another person.
  • Harassment or intimidation of any other person which is defined as verbal or physical conduct that is severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive such that it substantially interferes with an individual’s academic or work performance or creates and intimidating, hostile offensive or demeaning academic or work environment. Sexual Harassment, as defined by the College’s policy prohibiting sexual harassment, is a form of prohibited harassment.
  • Participation in gatherings or demonstrations that interfere with another’s ability to freely access College facilities or property. Students shall not disrupt or interfere with the College’s educational processes or College functions. Student shall comply with any instruction of a College employee to leave the scene of a disruptive gathering or demonstration.
  • Violation of any college policy or any state or federal law prohibiting the possession of weapons on any FTCC campus.
  • Tampering with a fire alarm or other safety equipment belonging to the College.
  • Illegal Gambling.
  • Smoking or using other forms of tobacco in any unauthorized area including but not limited to classrooms, shops and labs. For areas of the campus where smoking is permitted, refer to the College’s policy on Smoking on Campus which is described more fully later in this section.
  • Altering or misusing College documents, records or instruments of identification with intent to deceive.
  • Financial irresponsibility including, but not limited to, failure to pay College fines, failure to repay College funded loans or passing worthless checks to College officials.
  • Violating the terms of any disciplinary probation or any College regulation during the period of probation.
  • Failing to follow instructions of College employees.
  • Participating in conduct that disturbs peace and order of the College. This includes, but is not limited to yelling, screaming, or talking in an unnecessary or unreasonably loud voice, or using any device which produces loud and/or disruptive noises.
  • Unauthorized use of any electronic device, such as cell phones, recorders, cameras, I-pods, MP3 players, computers, and the like, in a virtual or physical classroom, shop, or lab.
  • Permitting any person who is under the age of sixteen (16) and who is not an FTCC student to enter any instructional area without prior authorization. Instructional areas include virtual or face-to-face classrooms, labs, libraries, the Success Center, clinical sites, or shops. However, students under the age of sixteen (16) shall be permitted to enter into any instructional area for purposes related to their own education.
  • Violating any College rule, regulation, policy and/or procedure.
  • Violating any local, state or federal law or regulation.
  • This Student Code of Conduct is not all inclusive.
    Any conduct which is disruptive to the educational environment of the College is prohibited.
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