Seattle Colleges — North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College —  moved to a new data system called ctcLink as of Monday, February 22, 2021. ctcLink replaces our decades-old student data, employee, and business systems. It is a PeopleSoft enterprise resource planning system that integrates data across Seattle Colleges and the state's community and technical college system.

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Learn more about this statewide project at ctcLink Connect.

Progress to Date

Three pilot colleges (Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, and Tacoma Community College) went live with ctcLink (Oracle PeopleSoft) in August 2015. After a rocky start, ctcLink has gone through multiple rounds of improvement and upgrade. In 2019, SBCTC upgraded from PeopleSoft 9.0 to 9.2, and the pilot colleges went through a significant upgrade and retraining project. As of May 2022, ctcLink is in use at all 34 of Washington's public community and technical colleges (along with the SBCTC agency).

  • Spokane Community College (FirstLink)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (FirstLink)
  • Tacoma Community College (FirstLink)
  • Clark College (Deployment 2)
  • Lower Columbia College (Deployment 3A)
  • Olympic College (Deployment 3A)
  • Cascadia College (Deployment 3B)
  • Peninsula College (Deployment 3B)
  • Pierce Colleges - Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup (Deployment 3B)
  • Centralia College (Deployment 4A)
  • Edmonds College (Deployment 4A)
  • Highline College (Deployment 4A)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (Deployment 4A)
  • North Seattle College (4B)
  • Seattle Central College (4B)
  • South Seattle College (4B)
  • Green River College (5A)
  • Skagit Valley College (5A)
  • Bellingham Technical College (5B)
  • Big Bend Community College (5B)
  • Whatcom Community College (5B)
  • Bellevue College (5C)
  • Everett Community College (5C)
  • Grays Harbor College (5C)
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology (6A)
  • Renton Community College (6A)
  • Shoreline Community College (6A)
  • Clover Park Technical College (6B)
  • Columbia Basin College (6B)
  • Walla Walla Community College (6B)
  • Bates Technical College (6C)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (6C)
  • Yakima Valley College (6C)

Learn more at ctcLink Project news and updates and the statewide project timeline website.

Background Information

Our move is part of the Washington Community and Technical College System's statewide project to upgrade the information systems at all 34 community and technical colleges.

In ctcLink implementation, conversion and validation refers to the process of loading data from the existing legacy systems to PeopleSoft. The conversion process involves identifying the data that must be brought to the new system, mapping the data to PeopleSoft fields, translating old codes into PeopleSoft codes, and finally loading the clean, compatible data into PeopleSoft.

The move to ctcLink is led by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) project team. They work with each district to bring them into the system. ctcLink is also how SBCTC has purchased and configured Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Finance, and Human Capital Management pillars to work together. 

Refer to the menu for additional information about ctclink including frequently asked questions (FAQ), how ctcLink will integrate with other existing information systems we use (like Canvas, Starfish, 25Live, Azorus, etc.), and other informational resources.

Diagram showing system connections between PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Finance, and Human Capital Management.




Governance structure

ctcLink is a big, statewide system with many global configuration choices that have been made for all college users. There is a formal governance process to manage how the global configuration is set up and improved over time.

Seattle Colleges ctcLink Team

The ctcLink project is led by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Seattle Colleges has a ctcLink project team and a local steering committee to guide our implementation.