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CCC Glossary


These are terms used frequently in the day-to-day business here on campus that may be confusing to new students.  Consider this your key to understanding the Clinton language!



Add/Drop

First week of classes. Courses can be added or dropped without instructor’s permission.

 

Adjunct Faculty

Part-time instructors.

 

Advisor

Assists in planning your program of study.

 

Bursar

Office responsible for billing and collecting tuition payments.

 

Calculator Loan Program

Scientific calculators may be borrowed for semester-long math courses (from the library).

 

CCPT Clinton County Public Transportation

Public transportation offered by the Clinton County Public Transit Services.

Clinton County Public Transit homepage 
 

Cougar Cash

Money put on a CCC I.D. for use on campus.

 

Cougar’s Den

Student lounge next to the Cafeteria in the Moore Building.

 

Credit Hours

Number of hours a course meets each week.

 

Curriculum

Your program of study (also referred to as “major”).

 

DL

A course offered online.

 

FSA

Oversees Campus Store, Child Development Center, Food Service and Residence Life.

 

Full Time
12-18 credit hours per semester.

 

Gen Eds

Courses that provide a broadly based education and transfer within SUNY.

 

Grad Worksheet

A list of courses required to graduate. 

 

HPE

Health/Physical Education.

 

Hybrid (HL)

Courses that meet both online and on campus.

 

Impound

A hold on students’ records due to outstanding debt (books, money, health records, etc.).

 

Transcript

A list of one’s courses and grades.

 

Prereq

Short for pre-requisite, a course that is required in order to take a higher-level course.

 

PTK

Short for Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for students with a 3.5 GPA after completing 12 credits.

 

Registrar

Office where students’ official records are kept.

 

Section

Identifies class hours and days.

 

Student Portal

Students’ electronic link to their schedules, grades, advisors’ names and office hours.

Student Portal
 

Student Senate

Student government, responsible for disbursing student activity funds. Oversees clubs.

 

Syllabus

Description of course content, distributed by instructors to students.

 

TBA

“To be announced”

 

Web-enhanced

Coursework requiring access to the web.

 

Webmail

The official means of communication at Clinton.