Student Software

Microsoft Software for Home Use

Students have two option for utilizing Microsoft Office:

  1. Access Office 365  cloud-based Microsoft service which allows users to access a catalog of software including Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and more, using any web browser on virtually any device as long as an internet connection is available. There are no installations, no updates, and nothing required from the user other than logging into the service with your StarID and password. Then select the waffle in the upper left corner to access the cloud-based apps.
  2. Download Microsoft Software. To download Microsoft Office… Log into your RCTC email account , then click the “waffle” in the upper left hand corner:Outlook Waffle Menu

    Then click Office:

    Waffle Office

    Then select Install Office, and download:

    Then click run

NOTE:   The screens may look different when installing on a Mac.

If you need assistance or have trouble please contact the Technology Support Center at (507)536-5555 or you can email


Adobe Software

Adobe Creative Cloud for Students:

To obtain the software you must first purchase the monthly or yearly plan.

See the link below:  (click on Student & Teacher Tab) choose either the monthly or yearly plan, then click “buy now”
Enter your personal email (ex. when purchasing the software.  By using your personal email you will then be able to access this software off campus.

Note: Prices may vary or change unexpectedly.

PSEO students, who are required to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud for their course(s), will need to purchase the Student and Teachers Edition of Creative Cloud  ‘Annual Plan, prepaid” for $239.88, print off a receipt, and take it to the PSEO Academic Advisor, Brooke Kosok for full reimbursement. 

For RCTC computer use only, you would sign in with your RCTC Student email and creative cloud password (you create) to access the programs.

Please read Adobe’s minimum requirements prior to purchasing and installing Adobe Creative Cloud.