Password Change, Reset & Enrollment

Student Password Reset

Student Passwords can be reset using the Microsoft Password Reset tool here. See Password Requirements below for complexity information

Instructions & Procedures

Employee Password Change, Reset & Enrollment

Change Password

Enroll in Password Reset (Challenge Question)

Password Reset (Forgot Password)

The Information Technology department will be implementing new password requirements for staff, faculty, and students' Active Directory (AD) credentials (username and password). Active Directory credentials are used to access several systems on campus: computers, Email, the HCC website, Moodle, and Papercut. The following systems currently do not use AD for authentication: Datatel, VPN access, and WebAdvisor. These systems will not see changes in password requirements at this time.

Your AD password will be required to be changed every four months. When you login to a PC on campus at the beginning of each semester, it will prompt you to create a new password.

Password Requirements

Password Length At least 8 characters  
Mixed Case At least 1 Upper and lower case A-Z and a-z
Numbers At least 1 0-9
Special Characters At least 1 ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|(){}[]:;”‘<>,.?/

Instructions & Procedures