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ABE Adult Basic EducationSee: AU (Adult Upgrading Program)
ABST Aboriginal Studies 
ABT Applied Business Technology 
Accreditation .A course or program that has met established standards and is nationally or regionally recognized by appropriate accrediting agencies has received accreditation.
AD&D Accidental Death and Dismemberment 
AEST Advanced Education, Skills & Training (BC Ministry) 
ANTH Anthropology 
Apply .The act of submitting a completed application for admission, with the required fee, to the CNC Office of the Registrar
APPSO Apprenticeship Student Outcomessurveys administered by BC Student Outcomes
APSC Applied Sciences 
ARC Aboriginal Resource Centre 
ASCH Annual Student Contact Hours 
ASE Adult Special Education 
Associate degreesThe College offers associate degrees in arts and science. These degrees take two years to complete, and can prepare you to enter a third-year bachelor's degree program at university.
ASTTBC Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC 
ATP Admission Testing Program 
AU Adult Upgrading ProgramAdult upgrading courses help you gain basic literacy in language and math, finish your high school education, and gain skills and prerequisites for other College courses.
Audit status .If you audit a course, you do not receive credit for it, but still pay full fees. Please see the CNC calendar for a full explanation.
AUG Adult Upgrading Grant 
AV Audio-Visual (Media Services) 
BCcampus British Columbia CampusAccess to online textbooks and open education resources.
BCCAT British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer 
BCCNP British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals 
BCNET BC Post-Secondary Information Technology Services Network 
BCSAP British Columbia Student Assistance Program 
BIO Biology 
BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
C&CE Community & Continuing Education 
CA Chartered Accountant 
Calendar .Print and online publication describing College programs, courses, services, policies and procedures
CALP Community Adult Learning Program 
CASS Community and School Support Program 
CE Continuing Education 
CELTA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults 
Certificate .A document awarded on the successful completion of a course or short-term (e.g., one-year) program.
CETABC Continuing Education and Training Association of BC 
CFS Canadian Federation of Students 
CGA Certified General Accountant 
CHEM Chemistry 
CIBI Community, Industry and Business Initiatives 
CICAN Colleges and Institutes Canada 
CIS Computer Information Systems 
CMA Certified Management Accountant 
CMC Coast Mountain College 
CML Computer Managed Learning 
CNC College of New Caledonia 
CNC Connect .Contains internal data for students and employees.
CNET Computer Network Electronics Technician program 
Co-op Co-operative Education 
Colleague Student information system 
Convocation .Formal CNC graduation ceremony (all programs, all campuses), usually held in Prince George in late May.
Corequisite .A course that must be taken at the same time as another, specified course
COTR College of the Rockies 
CPABC Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia 
CPP Canada Pension Plan 
CREDA Canoe Robson Education Development Association 
Credit .In credit courses, each course has a number of credit hours which approximately reflects the total hours a student spends per week in that class. For example, a 3-credit course will require 3 hours of classes per week.
CRIM Criminology 
CRNBC College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia 
CSC Computer Science 
CSF Critical Success Factors 
CSS Centre for Student Success 
CSSAL Council of Senior Student Affair Leaders 
CST College Services Team (CNC) 
CSW Community Support Worker 
CTC Career Technical Centre 
CTL Centre for Teaching and Learning 
CTMS Contract Training & Marketing Society 
CUPE Canadian Union of Public Employees, CNC Local 4951CNC Operational Staff union
DACSO Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomessurveys administered by BC Student Outcomes
DDI Digital Delivery InstructionCNC's video conferenced classes using high definition video enhanced with virtual learning environments and digital technologies.
Degree .A degree is an official college recognition for the completion of requirements for graduation. CNC offers Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees.
DEVC Developmental Disabilities Certificate 
Diploma .A document awarded on the successful completion of a program (usually of two or more years' duration)
DMS Diagnostic Medical Sonography program 
Dogwood British Columbia Adult Graduation DiplomaEquivalent to Grade 12
EAT Educational Administrative Team (CNC) 
EBEC Employee Benefits Evaluation Committee 
ECCL Early Childhood Care and Learning 
ECUAD Emily Carr University of Art & Design 
EDCO Education Council 
EDI Enterprise Development Institute 
EDT Engineering Design Technology 
EFAP Employee and Family Assistance Program 
EIC Employment & Immigration Canada 
ELSA English Language Services for Adults 
ELT English Language Training 
ELTT Entry Level Trades Training (Foundation Program) 
ENGL English courses 
ENLA English Language courses 
ESDC Employment and Social Development Canada(formerly HRDC: Human Resources Development Canada)
FA Faculty Association 
FASD Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 
FINE Fine Arts 
FIPPA Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act 
FLNRD Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development BC Ministry 
FOIPOP Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy 
FPSE Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC 
FTE Full-Time EquivalentExample: "We have X number of FTE students" or "X number of FTE staff"
GAC Global Affairs Canada 
GED General Education DevelopmentGrade 12 equivalency certificate
GEOG Geography 
GIS Geographic Information Systems 
GPA Grade Point Average 
Graduate .A student who has completed a course of study in a certificate, diploma or associate degree program at the college.
GST Goods and Services Tax (Canada) 
HCAP Health Care Assistant Program 
HDM Heavy Duty Mechanics  
HIST History 
HK Human Kinetics 
HOSP Hospitality 
HR Human Resources 
IDP Instructor Diploma Program 
IELTS International English Language Testing System 
IP Intellectual Property 
IT Information Technology Services 
ITA Industry Training Authority 
ITAC Industry Training & Apprenticeship Commission 
JADRC Joint Administration, Disputes, Resolutions Committee 
JET Job Education & Training program 
JJEC Joint Job Evaluation Committee 
KPI Key Performance Indicator 
LMS Learning Management Systems 
LOA Letter of Agreement 
LSAT Law School Admission Test 
LTD Long Term Disability 
MAEST Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training (BC) 
Major .A major is a student's primary field of study or area of concentration. Choosing a major is important for students working toward an associate degree and/or transfer to a four-year institution.
MATH Mathematics 
MCAT Medical College Admission Test 
MLT Medical Laboratory Technology 
MLTS Medical Laboratory Technology Science 
MOA Medical Office Assistant 
Moodle .a learning management system used to deliver online courses, quizzes, discussions, etc.
MRT Medical Radiography Technology 
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets 
MSP Medical Services Plan 
MTS Media Technology Services 
NCBNP Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program 
NIRS Northern Institute for Resource Studies, in library 
NITEP Native Indian Teacher Education Program 
NLC Northern Lights College 
NRFT Natural Resources and Forest Technology Program 
NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada 
NVIT Nicola Valley Institute of Technology 
OA Office Assistant 
OFA Occupational First Aid 
OH&S Occupational Health and Safety 
PCTIA Private Career Training Institutions Agency 
PD Professional Development 
PDHRM Post Diploma Human Resources Management program 
PDIT Post Diploma Information Technology program 
PDP Professional Development Program (SFU) 
PDTHM Post Diploma Tourism and Hotel Management 
PEN Personal Education Number 
PGNAETA Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment & Training Association 
PHIL Philosophy 
PHYS Physics 
PIDP Provincial Instructors Diploma Program 
PLAR Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition 
PMAC Purchasing Management Association of Canada 
PN Practical Nursing 
Prerequisite .A course that must be completed before taking another specific course. For example, MATH 155 is a prerequisite for MATH 157 -- i.e., you must take MATH 155 first.
PSCI Political Science 
PSEA Post Secondary Employers’ Association 
PSEC Post Secondary Employers’ Council 
PST Provincial Sales Tax 
PSYC Psychology 
Registration .Registration is the process of choosing your specific courses in person or online. Registration is finalized only when you've paid your fees.
RNABC Registered Nurses’ Association of BC 
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test 
SCH Student Contact Hour 
Semester .In many programs, the academic year is divided up into parts called semesters or terms (e.g., Fall semester: Sept.-Dec., Spring semester: Jan.-April)
SFU Simon Fraser University 
SOC Sociology 
SOFA Safety Oriented First Aid Certificate 
SONO Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography program 
SRA Student Readiness Assessment test 
SSWK Social Services Worker 
STD Short Term Disability 
STOC Short Term Occupational and Certificate Training 
SU Students' Union 
SUSCA School of University Studies and Career Access 
TARGET Techniques for Access, Reaching Goals and Employment Training  
TEC Building Technical Education Centre Building, Prince George 
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language 
Transcript .A transcript is an official record of all courses taken and grades earned; it is issued by the CNC Office of the Registrar at the request of a student.
TRU Thompson Rivers University 
TSE Test of Spoken English 
UBC University of British Columbia 
UC University Credit 
UC Universities Canadaformerly AUCC (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada)
UNBC University of Northern British Columbia 
Undergraduate .A student who is taking courses in pursuit of an associate or bachelor's degree.
UT University TransferUniversity-level courses offered by CNC; fully equivalent to first- and second-year courses at university. These courses prepare you to transfer into third-year university.
UVIC University of Victoria 
WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System 
WILC Work Integrated Learning Committee 
WMST Women's Studies 
WRIT Writing and New Media Technologies 
YDLI Yinka Dene Language Institute