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Timeline 2021-02-01T06:37:56+00:00

Countdown to Go-Live: February 8, 2021

To calculate how many working days remain until our go-live date, subtract 2 from days listed below. Working days exclude weekends and holidays.

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Visual Timeline

Looking for the timeline of upcoming deadlines and closures? View the Timeline Road Map.

Deployment Groups and High-Level Timeline

Moving to ctcLink is a very large, very complex project. All told, 34 institutions and the office of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) will be migrating to the new system. Due to the magnitude of the project, the implementation is happening in groups.

View the high-level timeline to see groups and schedule (subject to change). As with any project of this size, the exact timelines are somewhat fluid, with frequent review and monitoring.

Group 1: Pilot Colleges

Three pilot colleges migrated to ctcLink in August 2015. Colleges in this group — Spokane, Spokane Falls and Tacoma — are continuing to optimize the system’s functionality.

Group 2: Successful Transition

Clark College and SBCTC both successfully transitioned to ctcLink on Oct. 28, 2019. Read the Nov. 13 blog post to learn why this was great news for Highline.

Group 4: Highline and Other Colleges

Highline is planning to go live in February 2021 as part of Deployment Group 4. See the high-level timeline below, which shows activities associated with the Implementation phase and beyond, or download the 49-page master schedule (both subject to change).

Initiation Phase

As part of the Initiation phase of the project, Highline completed a critical process called business process mapping (BPM). BPM activities concluded early in 2019. During this time, through a series of facilitated workshops, Highline College subject matter experts (SMEs) and consultants identified and documented well over 200 current business processes related to business activities. This was a huge accomplishment. As part of this phase, we also conducted change impact analysis, based on how these same business processes will be accomplished using the ctcLink software.

Implementation Phase

Highline officially entered the Implementation phase of the ctcLink project in October 2019. Many of Highline’s subject matter experts (SMEs) have engaged with the State Board to participate in Business Process Fit Gap sessions, complete local configuration guides, validate data and test processes. This phase will last approximately 15 months until we go live with ctcLink in February 2021.


ctcLink deployment groups and timeline

Highline is in Deployment Group 4, scheduled to go live in February 2021 (current as of October 2020). See text alternative for the infographic. [Click on image to enlarge.]

High-level timeline of ctcLink Group 4 deployment, current as of 11-12-19

This high-level timeline provides an overview of the activities leading up to Highline transitioning to ctcLink in February 2021. For details, see the 49-page master schedule. [Click on image to enlarge.]

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If you have questions about ctcLink, ask Delta Dog.

You can also view the Frequently Asked Questions page.

For information about the statewide ctcLink project, visit the SBCTC ctcLink page and read the blog, ctcLink Connect.