Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access

Why do I need the VPN?

Many of the college's computing resources (like Microsoft Office365, ctcLink and Canvas) are available from any device/location connected to the Internet.

There are occasions when the resource you need is located within the protected areas of the college's network. The most common resource that falls into this category are network shares, but click here for a full list. There are several network shares used by individuals, departments, committees, etc., and are normally mapped to specific drive letters when accessed from on-campus computers. To access these shared/shared drives from afar, you must be able to create a secure tunnel between your Internet connected location (your home, coffee shop, etc.) and the college's network. This is accomplished with the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

Steps for Classified Staff

Classified Staff are required to seek permission from their supervisor to request VPN access. A telework agreement is required. A copy of the form is attached (right side of this screen). Supervisors of classified employees can click the "Request VPN Access" button above.

Steps for Faculty and Exempt Staff

Faculty and exempt employee are not required to request permission to use the VPN. If you need the latest VPN software installed on your laptop, please use the link to the software request form below.

Note: Our VPN system was upgraded in December of 2019. You can use the form below to confirm you are running the correct version.

Software Request

Request VPN Access

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