Common Acronyms and Abbreviations used at Ohlone College

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AA, A.A.
Associate in Arts
AA-T
Associate in Arts for Transfer
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
AF
Air Force
AJ
Administration of Justice
AH
Allied Health
AMAC
Alternate Media Access Committee
ANTH
Anthropology
AP
Administrative Procedure
A&R
Admissions and Records
ARBC
Arabic
ART
Art
AS, A.S.
Associate in Science
ASL
American Sign Language
ASOC
Associated Students of Ohlone
AS-T
Associate in Science for Transfer
ASTR
Astronomy
ATC
Adaptive Technology Center
ATHL
Athletics
AVP
Associate Vice President
BA, B.A.
Bachelor of Arts
BA
Business Administration
BCLC
Biology and Chemistry Learning Center
BIOL
Biology
BIOT
Biotechnology
BP
Board Policy
BRDC
Broadcasting
BS, B.S.
Bachelor of Science
BSM
Business Supervision / Management
CAOT
Computer Applications and Occupational Technology
CARE
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education
CBOC
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee, Measures A and G
CCC
California Community Colleges
CCLC
Community College League of California
CD
Room numbers for Child Development Center begin with CD-
CDC
Child Development Center
CFS
Consumer and Family Science / Nutrition
CHEM
Chemistry
CHIN
Chinese
CHMT
Chemical Technology
CHS
Chicano Studies
CLC
Chemistry Learning Center
CNET
Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology
COMM
Communication
CPS
Campus Police Services / Safety and Security
CS
Computer Science
CSEA
California School Employees Association
CSU
California State University
CTE
Career Technical Education
DDAS
Deans, Directors, and Administrative Staff
DE
Distance Education - more commonly known as Online Education or eCampus
DEAF
Deaf Education
DPP
Deaf Preparatory Program
DSPS
Disabled Students Programs and Services
ECS
Early Childhood Studies
EDT
Entertainment Design & Technology
EDUC
Education
EERC
Employer-Employee Relations Committee
ELC
English Learning Center
ELI
English Language Institute
ENGI
Engineering
ENGL
English
ENVS
Environmental Studies
EOPS
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services
ERP
Enterprise Resource Management
ESL
English as a Second Language
ET
Embedded Tutor
ETEC
Engineering Technology
EV
Electric Vehicle
FAFSA
Free Application for Federal Student Aid - see Financial Aid
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
FREN
French
FSa
Friday, Saturday
GA
Graphic Arts
GE
General Education
GEOG
Geography
GEOL
Geology
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
GPA
Grade Point Average
GSA
Gay Straight Alliance
GURC
Gallaudet University Regional Center
HH
Room numbers for Morris and Alvirda Hyman Center for Business and Technology (Hyman Hall) begin with HH-
HIST
History
HLTH
Health
ICC
Inter-Club Council
ICT
Information Competency Test
ID
Identification
ID
Interior Design
IGETC
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
IIPP
Illness and Injury Prevention Program
INT
Interpreter Training Program
IPP
Interpreter Preparation Program
IS
Interdisciplinary Studies
IT Department
Information Technology Department
ITC
Innovation Technology Center
JPNS
Japanese
JOUR
Journalism
KIN
Kinesiology
KOHL
KOHL Radio
LAB Program
Learning Alliance for Bioscience Program
LRC
Learning Resources Center
LRRC
Latino Recruitment and Retention Committee
LS
Library Science
LSP
Learning Skills Program
M-F
Monday through Friday
M-Th
Monday through Thursday
MA
Master of Arts
MATH
Mathematics
MLC
Math Learning Center
MM
Multimedia
MOB
Make Ohlone Beautiful
MS
Master of Science
MS
Microsoft
MTWTF
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
MTWThF
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
MUS
Music
MW
Monday, Wednesday
MWF
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
N/A
Not applicable
N/A
Not available
NC
Room numbers for Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology begin with NC (no hyphen)
NCBC
Northern California Bay Area Biotechnology Center
NCHST (more commonly referred to as the Newark Center)
Ohlone College Newark Center and Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology
NFO
New Faculty Orientation
NOC
Newark Ohlone Center (closed December 2004) - replaced by Ohlone College Newark Center
NTSA
Network Technology and Systems Administration
NUR
Registered Nursing
OCDC
Formerly used acronym for the Ohlone College Deaf Center - now Deaf Studies Division
OCMACEA
Ohlone College Management and Confidential Employees Association (morphed into DDAS)
OCNC
Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology
OFK
Ohlone for Kids and Teens
ONTV
Ohlone Network Television
PAC
Process Assessment Committee
PD
Personal Development
PDF
Portable Document Format
PE
Physical Education
Ph.D
Doctor of Philosophy
PHIL
Philosophy
PHYS
Physics
PIO
Program Improvement Objective - see Program and Services Review
PIO
Public Information Officer
PS
Political Science
PSY
Psychology
PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
RBOA
Retirement Board of Authority
RE
Real Estate
RFP, RFB, RFQ
Request for Proposals, Request for Bids, Request for Qualifications - see Purchasing and Contracts
RN
Registered Nurse (also Registered Nursing)
ROP
Regional Occupation Program - see Career Technical Education
RT
Respiratory Therapist
SaSu
Saturday, Sunday
SC
Room numbers for Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (Smith Center) begin with SC-
SEIU
Service Employees International Union
SLOA
Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment - see Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee
SOAR
Social Ohlone And Recognition Committee
SOC
Sociology
SPAN
Spanish
SPCH
Speech and Communication Studies
SSC
Student Services Center [formerly SSB or SSSB: Student Services Building or Student Support Services Building]
SSN
Social Security Number
STAR
Student Transition and Retention Program
STARRS
Students Toward a Rapid Smoke-free School, organized with the Student Health Center
STEM
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programs
STEP Up Ohlone
STEP (Students Together in Education and Prevention) Up Ohlone
TAG
Transfer Admission Guarantee
TBA
To be announced
TBD
To be determined
TD
Theatre and Dance
TOP
The Ohlone Pantry
TTh
Tuesday, Thursday
TV
Television - see ONTV Channel 28
UC
University of California
UFO
United Faculty of Ohlone
URL
Uniform Resource Locator - i.e., website address
US, U.S.
United States
USA
United States of America
USD
United States Dollars
VITA
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
VP
Vice President
VTEA
Vocational-Technical Education Act
WEX
Work Experience Education
WF
Wednesday, Friday
WS
Gender and Women's Studies
WTF
Web Task Force (now defunct)
WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network