You Must Have a Computer

All students are required to have a computer with Internet access for classes.

Smart phones, iPads, Androids, Chromebooks, etc., are NOT acceptable substitutes. For more information, please view our Computer Requirement Policy here

Need to buy a laptop computer? Check our TC Bookstore. Special student pricing is available and financial aid may be used for the purchase. A list of internet Wi-Fi service providers can be found here.

Wifi is available on campus for TC students. See our Wifi hotspots on campus hereIf you are having trouble accessing TCNet Wifi contact the TC Help Desk:

Logging in to your myTC account

Your login information should be emailed to the email you used for your ApplyTexas application.

USERNAME: Your username will be the first letter of your name followed by a period and the first 14 letters of your last name along with the last 4 digits of your TC account number. For example, Jane Doe’s username might be j.doe1234, so she would log in using j.doe1234 and her password.

PASSWORD: To reset your password and log in to your myTC account, contact our Help Desk at 903-823-3030 or email the Help Desk. One of our specialists will help you set up your password and get you logged in to myTC.

View Step-by-Step Instructions on Logging in to myTC

Accessing your class schedule online

Once you are registered for classes, your class schedule will be available online through your myTC. 

If you want to review your class schedule, it is available online through your myTC account.

View Step-by-Step Instructions on Accessing Your Class Schedule

Finding what you need for your classes

This can be done through the TC Bookstore either online or in-person. Find the Bookstore on our Campus Map here.

To find the materials for your classes:

  1. Have your class schedule (access it by following these steps)
  2. Go to our Bookstore website here,
  3. Find your classes by your Academic term (Fall 2021 for this semester).
  4. Your course materials will be listed on the Bookstore website.

If you have any difficulties, contact our Bookstore at 903-823-3020 and a staff member can assist you.  Or visit the Bookstore in person with your class schedule to get your books. The Bookstore is open Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm and 8am-4pm on Fridays.

For those who are wanting to use Financial Aid to assist with Bookstore costs, please clarify your funds are available with the Financial Aid Department before you visit the Bookstore to get your materials. You can reach Financial Aid by email here or at 903-823-3267.

Find more information on our Bookstore here

Finding where to go for your classes

Let’s figure out where you need to be on campus or online. 

ON CAMPUS: This can be done using our TC Campus Map and handy sample class schedule to show you where to go.

ONLINE: Follow these steps to access online courses through myTC.

If you have any difficulties, no worries! We will have faculty & staff stationed around campus on the first few days of the semester to help ensure you can find where to go.

Getting your parking pass

Parking passes are required for all students who are attending classes on campus. If you are attending entirely online, you do not need a parking pass.

Your first parking pass is free of charge, but for any additional parking pass, the fee is $2.

To get a parking pass:

  1. Complete the Parking Permit Form here. (Already printed forms are available at the Student Accounts Window on campus.)
  2. Turn in your completed form to the Student Accounts window in the Nelson Administration Building (to the right as you walk in).

If you have any questions, contact Student Accounts at 903-823-3331 for more information.

Accessing Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office software (Word, Outlook Email, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.) is FREE for all TC students. 

Downloading and starting to use Microsoft Teams

Teams is for live online meetings that mimic the classroom environment.   

Teams may be used from a web browser or as a Computer or Mobile Device application. Use the following linked instructions to download or access Microsoft Teams.

Teams on a Mobile Device, Phone, or Tablet:

  1. Download and use Teams as an app on a phone or mobile device
  2. Using Teams on a Mobile Device

Teams on a Computer, Desktop, or Laptop

  1. Download and use Teams as an app on a computer OR Use Teams on a computer web browser
  2. Using Teams on a Computer, Desktop, or Laptop

If you have any questions about accessing Microsoft Teams, there are a few different folks who can help:

Contacting Your Professors & Instructors

Have questions about your classes? Your instructors can help.   

Find Your Instructor’s Contact Information Here