The ITS department is available Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm on either campus. Contact the helpdesk at (218) 793-2433 in East Grand Forks or at (218) 683-8581 in Thief River Falls .
New students should bring their laptop in prior to the start of the semester to get antivirus updated, wireless access installed, and printers set up. Setup prior to the semester will help ensure the computer is ready for the start of the semester. Avoid delays and come early!
Wireless internet is available campus-wide. Student computers connect to the NCTC-STUDENT wireless network connection. Login to wireless with your StarID username and password. See the Student Technology Reference Guide under the Student Resources tab for further details.
Microsoft Office and other software may be purchased through eAcademy located on the Student Central page. Purchase software through eAcademy to get the academic discount.
Visit the StarID Self Service Portal and click the Forgot StarID link found on that page.
Visit the StarID Self Service Portal and click the Forgot Password link found on that page.
After 3 unsuccessful attempts to login, an account gets locked for security purposes. After 15 minutes of the last attempt the account is unlocked and login may be attempted again or can contact ITS to have the account unlocked.
Go to the Student Central page, click the Email Sign-In icon under the Most Frequently Visited. If you don't know your login information, click on the Username Lookup icon on the same page.
Students may stop in to the ITS helpdesk to get printers installed; or may install them on their own. Most operating systems will allow a student to add a printer by completing the following:
Campus Computers: A dollar sign icon should appear in the lower right hand corner of the task bar. The student’s remaining print balance is listed when clicked upon. Student Laptop: Go to MYNCTC portal located through the Student Central page and log in, click on printing balance.
You can access a computer in our computer labs, cyber areas, or libraries on the campuses.
EGF Computer Labs
Lab 214 (seats 40) Monday-Friday 8 am
Cyber 252 (seats 20) Monday-Friday 7:30 am
Cyber South (seats 4) Monday-Friday 7:30 am
TRF Computer Labs
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9:30pm; Friday 7:30am-5:00pm:
Lab 605 (seats 28)
Lab 603 (seats 28)
Cyber 600 (seats 7)
Cyber 500 (seats 6)
Cafeteria (seats 18)
Lab 263 (seats 26) Monday-Friday 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Aviation Site Computer Labs
Lab 5 (seats 24) Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Cyber (seats 2) Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Depending on the academic program, a student may or may not require a laptop. A student can find out by selecting their particular program at the Academic Programs page under More Resources-Degrees & Programs. Click on Laptop Required Programs. Programs may have specific software/hardware requirements in addition to the minimum requirements. Consult your program advisor for information on the requirements.
The best practices are to keep the anti-virus updated, refrain from visiting questionable sites, avoid downloading illegal music and movies (i.e. Limeware, Frostwire, etc.), and do not download malicious software or applications from unknown sources. Students should also use their anti-virus program to scan their computer at least twice a month.
Download Malwarebytes if it is not yet installed on the computer. Once installed, a full scan should be run. If threats are found, remove these and run full scans until Malwarebytes no longer detects threats.