By Jill Shindelman
Publicity, Continuing Education Committee
Your Continuing Education Committee (CEC) is already planning for the Spring 2019 trimester of the PGCC SAGE program. Although registration will be held on Wednesday, January 30, if you are planning to sign up for classes, it’s never too early to make sure you have a valid PGCC username and password. In January, the CEC will hold sessions in each dining room to help residents verify that they have functioning PGCC user credentials. If you obtained a username and password for a previous SAGE program, but want to make sure it is working properly, we encourage you to come to one of these sessions. Details on dates, times, and locations will appear in the January Riderwood Reporter.
To obtain a username and password, you must first have a PGCC Student ID. If you do not currently have a Student ID, here’s how to get one:
To do it yourself online, go to http://www.pgcc.edu. Click OWL LINK at the top center. On the next page, click Workforce Development & Cont. Ed. Students. On the next page, under the heading Cont. Ed. Registration, click Enroll and Register for Courses. Next, click Create a student account. On the Personal Identification screen, complete all required fields (marked *). Check the box at the bottom of the page to certify your identity. Click SUBMIT.
Keep http://www.pgcc.edu open, and open your email in another window. You will see two separate emails; one has the Username/ID, and the second, your temporary password. Keep this email open. Go back to http://www.pgcc.edu and click LOG IN using the username and exact password from the emails.
A message “Your password has expired!” appears. Now reset your password to a new one — at least eight characters, including at least one capital letter, one lowercase and one number. No special characters! Save your Student ID number, your username, and this password. You will need them every trimester to register for classes.
If you do not have a computer and/or an email address, the staff at PGCC can help you over the phone. You should do this as soon as possible. Call Workforce Development Continuing Education Customer Service, 301-546-0159, and request a Student ID number. If the phone number is busy, leave a voice mail with your full name, address, phone number, and date of birth.
When you have a Student ID number, call PGCC Help, 301-546-0637. Request a username and temporary password. Write down the username and temporary password EXACTLY, making sure to use the capital and lowercase letters provided.
You will need to log into the Owl Link system on http://www.pgcc.edu to change your temporary password to a permanent one for use in registration. You can ask a friend or relative to do this for you, or you can wait until the PGCC logon verification event in January.