ctcLink: For Students

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Starts in ctcLink on Feb. 12th.

In an ongoing effort to enhance ctcLink account security, Bates Technical College is implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on student ctcLink accounts.  MFA is a validation method requiring a user to use two or more additional verification factors rather than just asking for a username and password.  ctcLink users can choose email, text message, or security questions as the second-factor authentication.

When is it happening:

In the week of Feb. 12th, 2024, Bates Technical College will enable MFA on your ctcLink student account.  Prior to Feb. 12th, please download, review, and confirm your ctcLink security verification methods. (click to download the ctcLink MFA tutorial).

What you need to do:

  • Download and review the ctcLink MFA Tutorial
  • Review and set your ctcLink security verification method email, phone number before Feb. 12, 2024.
  • If you need support please reach out to our Student Helpdesk:
    • Email: studenthelp@batestech.edu
    • In-Person – Downtown Campus, Room A118, Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:30 PM
    • In-Person – South Campus, TBD
    • Call-in: 253-680-7055

Welcome to ctcLink!

Bates Technical College has moved to a new student technology system called ctcLink. You will manage your entire college experience from your mobile device, laptop or home computer.

With ctcLink you will be able to do the following:

• View and update your student information and manage personal contact info.
• Register for classes, add/drop.
• Pay tuition and fees and handle financial aid processes.
• View your grades, track academic goals, and apply for graduation.
• Contact your instructor or advisor.

ctcLink offers a more consistent experience across the Washington community and technical college (CTC) system. You’ll have 24/7 access to an online student center, and so will your advisors and instructors. You will continue to use Canvas in your classes; this will not change or be interrupted with the change to ctcLink.

Download an informative flyer (pdf)

Student ID Number (SID) is now called ctcLink ID

You can look up your new ctcLink ID using this ctcLink Lookup Tool. 

  • If you transfer in from, or out to, another community or technical college in Washington state, your ID will follow you and you will be able to use the same ID to access your information.
  • All new incoming students also will receive a ctcLink ID.

Important Documents

Download ctcLink Mobile App 

(Please note you must use the ctcLink Full Site to activate your account.)

Google Play 

Apple Store

Student Help Desk




Notice: We are currently experiencing problems with our phone system. Please be patient as we work to fix the issue.