Student Resources

Student Handouts

The Student Reference Guide is essential for new students and a great reference tool for returning students.

StarID Self Service

Did you forget your StarID? Quickly and easily locate or activate your StarID with StarID Self Service. Your StarID is used for logging into; D2L, Student Email, Wireless Internet Access, and the Campus Network.


View the laptop computer policy. (2095 LAPTOP COMPUTER POLICY)

The NCTC ITS helpdesk provides a standard level of support for student laptops for academic use.

Some programs require laptops, as well as additional computer requirements. View the list of Northland programs requiring laptops. See your program advisor for additional specific computer requirements.

Computer Access

NCTC has many computer areas available for student use. Visit the HOW DO I? section for a listing of labs and hours.

Purchasing Software

Do you need Microsoft Office 2010 or other software? Purchase software from the NCTC eAcademy Store for a huge discount on full sofware versions. Don't spend more than what you need to! Register for an account and get your discounted software!


Your student email account is in the format of

Note: Common names may have a number following the last name. Confirm your information via the StarID Self Service portal.

Email is the official means of communication between NCTC and students. Please check daily to ensure you don't miss out on important updates and announcements. You may also set up your smartphone to receive your email.

For instructions on logging into email and setting up your smartphone or apple device visit our HOW DO I? page.


Students receive $20 of free printing each semester. Additional printing may be purchased at the Kisoks located on each campus. For debit or credit card purchases go to the campus bookstores.

  • Black and White: .05 per side
  • Color: .50 per side

Wireless Coverage

NCTC campuses have full wireless coverage for students, employees, and guests. Guests will need to contact the IT department for a guest user account.

Student Technology Committee

Students are encourgaged to sign up to be a member of the Student Technology committee. Student Tech fees are applied per credit and are used for various technology related purchases, maintenance, and agreements for student use. Please contact to become a member!