Computing Services

About Us

Welcome to Northwest College Computing Services. Computing Services manages the upgrading, repairing, and maintenance of over 1500 computers and printers as well as the network linking them. Computing Services also manages the Northwest telephone system and the MyNWC College Portal.

If you have any questions or need assistance please use the Help Desk system to submit a ticket or send us an email. Computing Services is located in the Moyer Building directly east of the Orendorff Building.

Important Documents & Disclosures

Login Info

User Names

If your name is John Smith, your User Name would be John.Smith. Be sure you use the same name you used when you applied for admission to Northwest (no nicknames).

New User

If this is the first time you have accessed MyNWC, you need to activate your account. Please keep in mind it will take 24 hours after your registration for your account to be ready for activation. To activate your account, you will need:

  1. Your NWC ID (which you received via email* after registering)
  2. Your name as it appears in your acceptance packet
  3. Either your date of birth or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number

*If you have not received your NWC ID in an email (or can't find the email), it may also be found on some college mailings (statements, schedules, etc.)

Returning User

To log in to the MyNWC college portal, put your firstname.lastname in the "User Name" box and your password in the "Password" box. Your initial password will be the one you created when you activated your account.

Forgot how to log in?

Reset your username or password online or contact the Help Desk at 307-754-6080.

Note: For better security of your personal data when you are finished, you should always log out of MyNWC to close your session.

Guest & Visitor Accounts

Network Accounts

Northwest College believes that all use of its network, including access to internet resources, must be traceable to a named-user. Anonymous access to the network is not allowed. Information Security best practices call for the ability to associate network traffic with individual users in conjunction with federal law, or the ability to gather information on potentially illegal activity.

Guest & Visitor Accounts

Guests of the College, including employees or students from other campuses, may utilize Internet access through a self-registration process for 7 days from any personal device. Anyone wishing to utilize a Northwest College device with limited secured network access must request an account from a Campus Sponsor. A Campus Sponsor is defined as a full-time employee of the college.

Computer Facilities

Computers are accessible from many locations across the campus using a Gigabit Fiber Optic network. Computer labs are available for scheduled classes and "open" lab times for student use in the following areas:

PC Labs

Fagerberg Building

  • FAB26
  • FAB28

Nelson Performing Arts Building

  • NPA26

Science & Math Building

  • SM124
  • SM135
  • SM153
  • SM155

Yellowstone Building

  • YB218
  • YB245

Mac Labs

Fagerberg Building

  • FAB41
  • FAB42
  • FAB44
  • FAB46
  • FAB62

Macintosh computer labs support the Graphic Arts and Photographic Communications programs.

There are also computers (both Mac and PC) available in the library; including the Late Night Study that stays open after-hours. Students may use the computers in each residence hall available twenty-four hours daily at the discretion of residence hall directors. Each resident of Ashley Hall, Cody Hall, Lewis and Clark Hall, Simpson Hall and Colter Hall has Internet access from their room.

Students automatically have access to off-campus Internet resources (including e-mail). "Open" lab hours vary from semester to semester depending upon class scheduling and load. Generally, schedules for the computer labs are posted on the lab room doors by the second week of each semester.

Our Staff

Computing Services is located in the Moyer Building between 6th and 7th Street. Below is the current staff of the department. If you would like to contact our office or have a problem, please call 754-6080, or fill out a Help Desk Ticket.

In alphabetical order by first name:
Name Title Office
Andy McDonald Computing Services Programmer MB105
Casey Dearcorn Computing Services Director MB104
Clint Kasinger Computing Services Coordinator MB102
Holly Berryman Communications Services Assistant ORB118B
Jessy Watts Senior Office Assistant for Computing Services MB101
Jory Yates Computing Services Specialist MB102
Lisa Copeland Computing Services Coordinator MB102D
Tim Porter Computing Services Analyst MB102C
MyNWC College Portal
Visit the MyNWC portal for access to your college account, online classes, college email and campus announcements.

Need help? Submit a Help Desk ticket.