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New Student Orientation



All new students are required to complete the Online New Student Orientation. You will be prompted to enter your CPTC e-mail address and password. You do not have to do or send anything once completed, we access a completion report in the system. The orientation should take you less than an hour to complete.

Your e-mail address is on your acceptance letter. Your password is CptcMMDDYY. This is your six-digit birthday. For example, if your birthday were April 1, 1995, the password would be Cptc040195. Remember it must be a capital C.

Click here to begin your New Student Orientation!

If you would like to come to any of our sites, you can use one of our computers during our normal business hours. Please e-mail Libby Cole at for assistance or questions regarding Orientation.


Stingray Success!

CPTC Stingray Success Student Success Get Hands-On Help With Blackboard and Email. Find out About Library Resources, Study Skills, and More! Student Activities Coordinator, Student Navigator, Library Services, Distance Education Coordinator

In addition to the online orientation piece, you are invited to attend the optional Stingray Success sessions that will cover more in depth topics including the different computer systems you will use as a student and the resources available to you through Coastal Pines. Please register here to let us know you will be attending.

The Stingray Success sessions have been moved completely online. There will be no on-site sessions for Summer Semester due to COVID-19.

Duel Enrollment Students


Dual Enrollment @ Coastal Pines Technical College


If you are a Duel Enrollment Student, click here to access your online orientation

Online Student Orientation Handbook


Student Planner and Handbook

Click here to view the Student Orientation Handbook. This handbook will answer a lot of your questions, such as:

- How to log in to your email

- How to log in to Banner

- How to log in to Blackboard

- Registration questions

- School policies

- Holidays and Schedules