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Password Services

A comprehensive guide to your HCC login account and password.


  • New to HCC or returning after more than a year?
    Welcome!  Here is what you need to know to set up your HCC login credentials.

    Your HCC Login ID and password are needed to log in to college computers, to check college email, to access online courses in Canvas, and to register for classes, access your course schedule, check grades, pay bills, and do other online college business in myHCC.

    Visit to initially set up your account.

    • Enter your HCC Login ID (in the format of jsmith1234).  If you do not know your HCC Login ID:
      • Check the welcome email you received from the college to your personal email account.
      • Check your registration documents.
      • Note that your HCC Login ID consists of the first character of your first name + the first 7 characters of your last name + the last 4 digits of your HCC student ID number.
    • Enter your zip code and home telephone number that you provided for your college record.
    • Select or create your secret questions and answers.  This is for identity verification next time you need to reset your password.
    • Click 'Next' to continue.
    • Create your new password. Criteria: password must be at least 7 characters long and contain at least 1 uppercase character, 1 lower case character, 1 number, and 1 special character, such as "!, @, #, $, or %".
  • Need to re-set your current password?
    Is your password expiring soon, or do you just want to change it now?

    HCC students, faculty and staff are required to change their passwords every 6 months. A reminder email will be sent to your college email account daily until the password is changed, beginning 10 days before your account expires.  We recommend putting a reminder in your calendar to note when your password will expire.  Follow the instructions below to re-set your current password. 


    • Enter your HCC Login ID and current password.
    • Create your new password. Criteria: password must be at least 7 characters long and contain at least one upper case character, one lower case character, 1 number and 1 special character, such as "!, @, #, $, or %"
  • Need help connecting a smart phone, iPad, or laptop?
    If you have a smart phone, iPad, or laptop that you want to set up to automatically check email and/or connect to the college's WiFi network: 


  • Need to re-set your password pin?
    Take advantage of our Password Pin Re-set feature

    This will enable future password recovery via text messages to your cell phone.  It is a great feature if you tend to forget the answers to your secret questions!  To activate this feature on your account, you will first need to log in and update your account information with your mobile phone number.  

    • Visit and log in, if prompted, with your HCC Login ID and password.
    • Click My Profile
    • Add your mobile phone number, including your 3-digit area code. 
    • Click Submit.
  • Still need some help?

    Feel free to contact the Technology Help Desk and our staff will be happy to assist you.  Email:; Call: 443-518-4444; Walk-in: DH-110 or CL-129 computer labs.

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