Student VPN - Access Virtual Private Networking (VPN) for Students from Home Using Windows or Mac


This article describes the process to set up the Virtual Private Network (VPN) for JCCC students. VPN allows students to connect to JCCC resources from off campus.


  • JCCC students currently enrolled in a CIS/IT program requiring this access

NOTE: For the Spring 2021 semester, all JCCC students have access to student VPN.


Windows Operating System:

  1. On your home computer, open a web browser (Internet Explorer is recommended) and navigate to the VPN site.
  2. Ensure the group is set to 1-Student and type your username and password, select Login.
  3. The website will attempt to automatically install Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
    • You may see a yellow warning bar at the top of your web page. Click the yellow area to continue with the installation.
    • Depending on your home computer setup, you may be prompted with additional windows. Select Run or Install to continue.
  4. After installation, Cisco AnyConnect should run automatically.
    • If it does not: in the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, in the VPN text box, type
  5. Select Connect.
  6. The VPN client can be launched again by going to Start>All Programs>Cisco.
  7. Select 1-Student as the group.
  8. Enter your JCCC username in the username box.
  9. Enter your JCCC password in the password box.
  10. Select Agree to the JCCC usage guidelines. 

Mac OSX:

  1. On your home computer, open a browser and navigate to the VPN site.
  2. Ensure the group is set to 1-Student and enter your username and password, select Login.
  3. The website will attempt to automatically install Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
  4. Locate the installer in your download list and run it.
  5. Select Continue.
  6. Select Continue.
  7. Select Agree.
  8. Select Install.
  9. If prompted, type the password for your admin account on your local Mac machine.
  10. Select Install Software.
  11. Select Close.
  12. Open Finder.
  13. Select Applications, Cisco, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
    • You can click OK on any popups that say the client is not optimized for Mac.
  14. In the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client text box, type
  15. Enter your username and password.
  16. Select Accept.



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