When do we Go live?
Under the current deployment schedule, LCC is scheduled to Go Live in February 2020. The state project team and steering committee set the timeline.
What systems will ctcLink replace?
ctcLink is a version of PeopleSoft that is specific to the Washington community and technical colleges. It will replace LCC's current "Legacy" systems commonly referred to as SMS (student and course information), FMS (financial management information), and PPMS (employee information).
Although we will capture all the data from our Legacy systems before we go live, the systems themselves will no longer be accessible as soon as we "flip the switch" for ctcLink.
Just like our current Legacy system, ctcLink separates the college's data into three main areas, which PeopleSoft calls 'pillars.'
When will I get trained?
There are several different phases of the project, and people with specialized roles (they know who they are) have extensive training, configuration and testing responsibilities.
Most employees will not begin to receive training until summer 2019 at the earliest. The majority of training will occur in late fall 2019/early winter 2020 assuming our Go Live date stays on track for February 2020.
Who is leading the project at LCC?
Nichole Seroshek is our designated project manager for ctcLink, but there are several other people involved with project leadership. Learn more on the ctcLink Project Leadership page.
What are the benefits of ctcLink?
ctcLink will change many of the ways we do things at Washington's community and technical colleges. Once implemented, colleges will have a modern suite of online tools and a set of common core business processes. ctcLink benefits include:
What are the ctcLink Project Guiding Principles?
While this is a possibility for the future, right now employees should anticipate having a unique password for the ctcLink system. To login, they will use their ctcLink ID number (called EMPLID in Peoplesoft) and a password. The EMPLID will replace the 900 numbers we currently use.
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