The following are the official acronyms used at PCC.

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  • AA - Associate in Arts
  • AAR - Annual Assessment Report
  • AA-T - Associate in Arts for Transfer
  • AB - Assembly Bill
  • ACCCA - Association Of California Community College Administrators
  • ACCJC - Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges
  • ACCT - Association of Community College Trustees
  • ACE - American Council of Education
  • ACS - Average Class Size
  • ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
  • ADN - Associate Degree in Nursing
  • ADT - Associate Degree for Transfer
  • ALE - Association of Latino Employees
  • ALO - Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • AP - Administrative Procedures
  • APE - Adaptive Physical Education
  • API - Academic Performance Index
  • APIC - Association of Psychology Internship Council
  • APRU - Annual Program Review Update
  • A&R - Admissions and Records
  • ARCC - Accountability Reporting for Community Colleges
  • AS - Associated Students
  • AS - Associate in Science
  • ASA - Academic Support Assistants (Tutor)
  • ASCCC - Academic Senate for the California Community
  • ASF - Assignable Square Feet
  • ASR - Academic Support Recipients (Tutee)
  • AS-T - Associate in Science for Transfer
  • ATB - Ability to Benefit
  • AUO - Administrative Unit Outcomes
  • AY - Academic Year

  

  • BIT - Business Information Technology
  • BOG - Board of Governors
  • BOGFW - Board of Governors Fee Waiver
  • BOT - Board of Trustees
  • BP - Board Policy
  • BRAC - Budget and Resource Allocation Committee
  • BSI - Basic Skills Initiative
  • BUS - Business Division

  

  • C&I - Curriculum and Instruction Committee
  • CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • CAFYES - Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Education Support
  • CAIR - California Association for Institutional Research
  • Cal SACC - California Student Association of Community Colleges
  • Cal SOAP - California Student Aid Student Opportunity and Access Program
  • Cal WORKs - California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids
  • Cal-PASS - California Partnership for Achieving Student Success
  • CalWORKs - California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids
  • CAP - Course Accommodation Plan
  • CAP - College Advantage Program
  • CAPIC - California Psychology Internship Council
  • CAPM - Council on Academic and Professional Matters
  • CARE - Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education
  • CATC - Community Adult Training Center
  • CBC - Community Business Center
  • CBO - Chief Business Officer
  • CBOC - Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
  • CCC - California Community Colleges
  • CCCAA - California Community College Athletic Association
  • CCCCO - California Community College Chancellor’s Office
  • CCCSAA - California Community College Student Affairs Association
  • CCCSE - Center for Community College Student Engagement
  • CCCSFAA - California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • CCCSFAAA - California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association
  • CCCT - California Community College Trustees
  • CCLC - Community College League of California
  • CCO - Course Content Outline
  • CDC - Child Development Center
  • CEC - Community Education Center
  • CELSA - Combined English Language Skills Assessment
  • CEO - Chief Executive Officer
  • CEOCCC - Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges
  • CERT - Community Emergency Response Team
  • CFO - Chief Financial Officer
  • C-ID - Course Identification Numbering
  • CIP - Curriculum Inventory of Programs
  • CLAVE - Chicanos/Latinos Advancing in the Values of Education
  • CLC - (Computer Learning Center) (Department)
  • CLEP - College Level Examination Program
  • CLOs - Course-Level Outcomes
  • COA - Cost of Attendance
  • COLA - Cost-of-Living Adjustment
  • COR - Course Outline of Record
  • COUN,Counseling Division
  • C-PART - Crisis Prevention & Response Team
  • CPEC - California Postsecondary Education Commission
  • CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • CRT - Campus Emergency Response Team
  • CSAC - California Student Aid Commission
  • CSEA - California Schools Employee Association
  • CSSO - Chief Student Services Office
  • CSU - California State University
  • CTE - Career and Technical Education Division
  • CTEA - Career Tech Educational Act
  • CWE - Cooperative Work Experience

  

  • DE - Distance Education
  • DE - Dual Enrollment
  • DHH - Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services
  • DMC - Digital Media Center
  • DOB - Date of Birth
  • DSCH - Daily Student Contact Hours
  • DSPS - Disabled Student Programs and Services
  • DTC - District Technology Committee
  • DTP - Design Tech Pathway

  

  • EAP - Employee Assistance Program
  • ED - (U.S.) Department of Education
  • EDD - Employment Development Department
  • EEO - Equal Employment Opportunity
  • EERA - Educational Employment Relations Act
  • EFC - Expected Family Contribution
  • EIR - Environmental Impact Report
  • EMP - Educational Master Plan
  • EMS - Emergency Medical Services
  • EMT - Emergency Medical Technician
  • ENGL - English Division
  • EOC - Emergency Operations Center
  • EOP - Emergency Operations Preparedness
  • EOPS - Extended Opportunity Programs and Services
  • ERI - Early Retirement Incentive
  • ESL - English as a Second Language
  • ESL-N - English as a Second Language-Noncredit
  • ESL-V - English as a Second Language-Vocational
  • eSTEM - "Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics"
  • ET - Engineering, Technology, and Economic Workforce
  • EWD - Economic and Workforce Development

  

  • FA - Faculty Association
  • FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
  • FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • FIG - Faculty Inquiry Group
  • FKCE - Foster and Kinship Care Education
  • FMP - Facilities Master Plan
  • FON - Faculty Obligation Number
  • FSA - Federal Student Aid
  • FT - Full Time
  • FTE - Full-Time Equivalent
  • FTEF - Full Time Equivalent Faculty
  • FTES - Full Time Equivalent Students
  • FTS - Full-time Student
  • FWS - Federal Work Study
  • FY - Fiscal Year
  • FYP - First Year Pathways

  

  • GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • GASB - Governmental Accounting Standards Board
  • GE - General Education
  • GED - General Education Development
  • GIS - Geographic Information Systems
  • GPA - Grade Point Average

  

  • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • HEOC - Health Occupations
  • HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • HR - Human Resources
  • HRIS - Human Resources Information Systems
  • HS - Health Sciences Division
  • HSE - High School Equivalency
  • HSEE - High School Exit Exam
  • HSI - Hispanic Serving Institution
  • HSI-STEM - Hispanic Serving Institution—Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

  

  • ICC - Inter Club Council
  • ICP - Incident Command Post
  • IDEC - Indirect/Direct Evaporative Cooling
  • IEC,Institutional Effectiveness Committee
  • IG(s) - Inquiry Group(s)
  • IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
  • ILOs - Institution-Level Outcomes/Institutional Learning Outcomes
  • IPEDS - Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System
  • IPRO - Institutional Planning and Research Office
  • ISC - International Student Center
  • ISIR - Institutional Student Information Report
  • ITS - Information Technology Services

  

  • KHA - Kinesiology, Health, & Athletics

  

  • LAC - Learning Assistance Center
  • LANG - Languages and ESL Division
  • LAO - Legislative Analyst’s Office
  • LASA - Lead Academic Support Assistant (Tutor Mentors)
  • LASSI - Learning and Study Strategies Inventory
  • LEAP - Links to Educational Achievement and Progress
  • LEH - Lecture Equivalent Hours
  • LGBTQ - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning
  • LGI - Large Group Instruction
  • LMS - Learning Management System
  • LVN - Licensed Vocational Nursing

  

  • MA - Management Association
  • MA - Mutual Agreement
  • MALDEF - Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • MAP - Media Arts Pathway
  • MESA - "Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement"
  • META - My ePortfolio Transfer and Assessment (Program)
  • MIS - Management Information System
  • MOE - Methods of Evaluation
  • MOI - Methods of Instruction
  • MOU - Memorandum of Understanding
  • MPN - Master Promissory Note
  • MQs - Minimum Qualifications
  • MSC - Math Success Center

  

  • NAR - (Financial) Need Analysis Report
  • NASFAA - National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • NCN - Normal Closing Number (class cap)
  • NFO - New Faculty Orientation
  • NS - Natural Sciences Division
  • NSF - National Science Foundation

  

  • OCR - Office of Civil Rights
  • OI - Office of Instruction
  • OIE - Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • OSL - Office of Student Life

  

  • P&P - Planning and Priorities Committee
  • PA - Positive Attendance
  • PAAAC - President's African American Advisory Committee
  • PAAPI - President's Asian American Pacific Islander Advisory Committee
  • PACCD - Pasadena Area Community College District
  • PAF - Personnel Action Form
  • PARS - Positive Attendance Reporting System
  • PASS - Program for Academic Support Services
  • PCA - Performing and Communication Arts Division
  • PCAH,Program and Course Approval Handbook
  • PCC - Pasadena City College
  • PCCCFT - Pasadena City College California Federation of Teachers
  • PDC - Professional Development Committee
  • PDLS - Peer Designed Learning Sessions
  • PE - Physical Education
  • PERS - Public Employees Retirement System
  • PFE - Partnership For Excellence
  • PIN - Personal Identification Number
  • PLAC - President's Latino Advisory Committee
  • PLOs - Program-Level Outcomes
  • PO - Purchase Order
  • POA - Police Officers Association
  • POST - Police Officer Standards and Training
  • PR - Purchase Requisitions
  • PSA - Personal Services Agreement
  • PT - Part Time
  • PTK - Phi Theta Kappa
  • PTSA - Parent, Teacher and Student Association

  

  • QA - Queer Alliance

  

  • RFP - Request For Proposals
  • ROPE - Rights of Passage in Education
  • RT - Respiratory Therapy

  

  • SAM - State Administrative Manual
  • SAP - Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • SAR - Student Aid Report
  • SARS-GRID - Appointment Scheduling and Reporting System
  • SB - Senate Bill
  • SBDC - Small Business Development Center
  • SCANS - Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
  • SCC - South Coast Conference
  • SCFA - Southern California Football Association
  • SCQI - Sustainable Continuous Quality Improvement
  • SEM - Strategic Enrollment Management
  • SEOG - (Federal) Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • SERP - Supplemental Employee Retirement Incentive Plan
  • SHS - Student Health Services
  • SI - Supplemental Instruction
  • SID - Student Identification
  • SLA - Service Level Agreement
  • SLO - Student Learning Outcomes
  • SLOAC - Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Cycle
  • SLPA - Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (Program)
  • SMART - "Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic/Relevant, Timely/Time-Bound"
  • SOCS - Social Sciences Division
  • SOU - Statement of Understanding
  • SP - Strategic Plan
  • SPO - Student Performance Objectives
  • SQL - Structured Query Language
  • SRTK - Student Right To Know
  • SS - Student Services
  • SSCCC - Student Senate of California Community Colleges
  • SSL - Student Success Leaders (student assistants)
  • SSN - Social Security Number
  • SSOs - Student Services Outcomes
  • SSS - Student Support Services
  • SSSP - Student Success and Support Program
  • STACC - Stretch Accelerated Composition
  • STARS - Scholars Transitioning and Realizing Success
  • STEM - "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics"
  • STRS - State Teachers Retirement System
  • SWACC - Statewide Association of Community Colleges
  • SYP - Second Year Pathway

  

  • TABE - The Association of Black Employees
  • TAG - Transfer Admission Guarantee
  • TANF - Temporary Assistance to Needy Family
  • TBA - To Be Arranged
  • TBD - To Be Determined
  • TCO - Total Cost of Ownership
  • TMC - Transfer Model Curriculum
  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • TOP - Taxonomy of Programs
  • TRANs - Tax Revenue Anticipation Notes

  

  • UB - Upward Bound
  • UC - University of California
  • UDL - Universal Design Learning

  

  • VA - Veterans Administration
  • VAMS - Visual Arts & Media Studies
  • Vet2Vet - Veterans Crisis Hotline
  • VOIP - Voice Over Internet Protocol
  • VPAS - Vice President of Business/Administrative Services
  • VPI - Vice President of Instruction
  • VPSS - Vice President of Student Services
  • VRC - Veterans Resource Center
  • VTEA - Vocational and Technical Educational Act

  

  • WAIII - Workability III
  • WASC - Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • WC - Writing Center
  • Web CMS - Web Curriculum Management System
  • WIB - Workforce Investment Board
  • WOEX - Work Experience
  • WSCH - Weekly Student Contact Hours