• Course Description and Elective Explanations

    Alphacode indicates the discipline to which the course is assigned.
    Course number indicates the course within that discipline.
    Title of each course is unique to that course.
    Credits assigned indicate the credits the student will earn after successfully completing the course.
    Class hours indicate the number of hours each week the student attends that class. In some cases, these hours are divided into lecture, laboratory, studio or clinical.
    Prerequisite indicates the knowledge, skills or class a student will need before beginning this class. In most cases, prerequisites concern instruction offered at the college. If a student is uncertain whether he/she has the prerequisite knowledge or skills, the student should consult with the department offering the course.
    Corequisite indicates a course that a student should take at the same time as the one being considered.
    Course description is a brief explanation of course content. The course outline will more fully explain the content. Students will receive an outline when they attend class.

  • All About Electives

    All college programs require students to enroll in courses called electives. Electives allow students to broaden their college education or deepen their understanding of a specific area while fulfilling the elective requirements of a program.

    Any course offered for credit by CCAC can be an elective, subject to the following restrictions:

    • A course can count toward graduation only if the student has satisfied the prerequisites for that course.
    • A course can count only once toward graduation. 
    • Electives may be courses transferred from another accredited college or university or advanced standing credits earned through USAFI, CLEP or other nationally recognized examinations approved by the college.

    There are three types of electives: general electives, department electives and discipline electives

    General Electives 

    These electives encourage students to experiment with a variety of courses at the college. This requirement can be fulfilled by any college-level course.

     


    Department Electives 

    A department elective is a cluster of disciplines from which a student may select an elective. These electives permit students to choose courses within a discipline or department that fit their program. An academic advisor will help the student make an appropriate selection. Discipline or department electives are limited to the appropriate alphacode and course number.

    Humanities Electives:
    ART Art History & Studio Art
    ASL American Sign Language & Culture
    DAN Dance
    ENG English (above ENG-102)
    ETH201 Music of Black Americans: 1619 to Present
    FCL Foreign Culture & Language
    JRN Journalism
    MUS Music
    PHL Philosophy
    SPH Speech
    THE Theatre

    Business Electives:
    ACC Accounting
    BUS Business
    CIT Computer & Information Technology
    ECO Economics
    RLE Real Estate     

    Mathematics Electives:
     MAT Mathematics. Exceptions are noted in the course descriptions. Business mathematics can be taken in some career programs.This is noted where it is appropriate.
      Science Electives:
    BIO Biology
    CHM Chemistry
    GGY Geology
    PHS Physical Science
    PHY Physics      

    Social Science & Behavioral Science Electives:
    ANT Anthropology
    CJC Criminal Justice & Criminology
    ECD Early Education & Child
    Development
    ECO Economics
    ETH Ethnic & Diversity Studies
    GEO Geography
    HIS History
    HLS Homeland Security
    PAL Paralegal
    POL Political Science
    PSY Psychology
    SOC Sociology
    SOW Social Work Technology
    TSA Transportation Security Administration
                   

    Discipline Electives

    A discipline elective is one alpha code identified on the following lists. These electives complete the general education requirements of the associate’s degree. Disciplines appropriate to these requirements are listed below. Exceptions are noted in the course description.

    Alpha codes for all disciplines taught at CCAC follow.

    ACC Accounting
    ALH Allied Health
    ANT Anthropology
    ARA Arabic Language & Culture
    ART Art History & Studio Art
    ASL American Sign Language & Culture
    ATE Automotive Technology
    AVT Aviation (Flight) Technology
    BIO Biology
    BLC Building Construction Technology
    BTC Biotechnology
    BUS Business
    CAR Carpentry
    CAT Computed-assisted Tomography
    CET Civil Engineering Technology
    CHM Chemistry
    CIT Computer & Information Technology
    CJC Criminal Justice & Criminology
    CLR Culinary Arts
    CRT Court Reporting
    CST Central Service Technician
    DAN Dance
    DIT Dietetics
    DMS Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    DVS Developmental Studies
    ECD Early Education & Child Development
    ECO Economics
    ECT Electrical Construction Technology
    EDD Engineering Drafting & Design
    EDT Electrical Distribution
    EDU Education
    EET Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology
    EGR Engineering Science
    ENG English Writing & Literature
    ESL English as a Second Language
    ETH Ethnic & Diversity Studies
    FCL Foreign Culture & Language
    FLR Foodservice, Lodging & Recreation Management
    FRE French Language & Culture
    FSA Fire Science Administration
    GEO Geography
    GER German Language & Culture
    GGY Geology
    Health Information Technology (see Medical Records (MDR))
    HAC Heating & Air Conditioning Technology
    HEO Heavy Equipment Operator
    HIS History
    HLS Homeland Security
    HPE Health & Physical Education
    ITA Italian Language & Culture
    ITP Interpreter for the Deaf Training
    JRN Journalism
      LND Land Administration
    MAS Massage Therapy
    MAT Mathematics
    MEC Mechatronics
    MDA Medical Assistant
    MDR Medical Records (Health Information Technology)
    MDT Medical Transcription
    MET Mechanical Engineering Technology
    MFT Manufacturing Technology
    MIS Medical Insurance Specialist
    MIT Microcomputer Electronics Technology
    MLA Medical Laboratory Assistant
    MLT Medical Laboratory Technician
    MMC Multimedia Communications
    MMT Maintenance Mechanics Technology
    MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MUS Music Theory & Practice
    NMT Nuclear Medicine Technology
    NSG Nursing
    NUR Nursing
    OTA Occupational Therapy Assistant
    PAL Paralegal
    PAM Paramedic
    PHB Phlebotomy
    PHL Philosophy
    PHS Physical Science
    PHT Pharmacy Technician
    PHY Physics
    PLT Plumbing Technology
    POL Political Science
    PSY Psychology
    PTA Physical Therapist Assistant
    RAD Radiologic Technology
    RBT Robotic Technology
    RES Respiratory Therapy Technology
    RLE Real Estate
    RTT Radiation Therapy Technology
    RUS Russian Language & Culture
    SDS Student Development Services
    SET Science & Engineering Technology
    SHM Sheet Metal Technology
    SOC Sociology
    SOE Stationary Operating Engineer
    SOW Social Work Technology
    SPA Spanish Language & Culture
    SPH Speech
    STI Structural Ironworking Technology
    SUR Surgical Technology
    THE Theatre
    TRV Tourism Management
    TSA Transportation Security Administration
    WLD Welding Technology