What is ctcLink?
ctcLink is the implementation of a single, centralized system of online functions to give students, faculty and staff anytime, anywhere access to a modern, efficient way of doing their college business. But, it's about much more than new software. As the current 30-year-old computer system is replaced, colleges will also align their core business processes with the delivered software solution, making for streamlined, standardized practices across the 34-college system.
Follow the ctcLink blog, CONNECT, for the latest news and information about the ctcLink project.
ctcLink Project Update
Requirements Verification is complete! That was the process of going through the requirements in the RFP line-by-line to provide any necessary clarification to Ciber regarding the specific needs of the new ctcLink system. Now the project team and system-wide SMEs have embarked on the Foundation Sessions portion of the Global Solution phase.
This is a feedback loop process to help us make decisions about the key aspects of the ctcLink system configuration that are really the ‘foundation’ or first building blocks of the system. These first decisions set the format for such critical components as the Chart of Accounts, the Global Organizational Structure, the Academic Structure and the Person Model. This process will run through May, with meetings held at SBCTC Bellevue and online. Following the Foundation Decisions process, Business Process Alignment (BPA) workshops will begin in June.
There are still a few positions open on the ctcLink project team. See the SBCTC Jobs page for any current employment openings.
(See full ctcLink implementation timeline on the Project Documents page)
- Global Solution: Plan, configure, build and test the new software solution, align business processes (March 2013 - Jan 2014)
- FirstLink Implementation : CCs of Spokane and Tacoma CC will implement and go live in August 2014
- Waves: Following FirstLink implementation, there will be four deployment waves of up to 8 colleges per wave. Go live dates: Wave 1: May 2015; Wave 2: Feb 2016; Wave 3: Oct 2016; Wave 4: July 2017.
After a comprehensive Request for Proposal (RFP) and vendor evaluation process from April-August 2012, followed by two months of in-depth contract negotiations, Ciber was chosen as our system integration partner for ctcLink implementation. Ciber began working on the project in February 2013.
Questions about ctcLink can be sent to ctcLink@sbctc.edu.
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