Acronyms Commonly Used by California Community Colleges and Organizations





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CCC

ACRONYMS for the California Community College System



Updated June 24, 2021

@ONE

Consortium for Technology and Distance Education Training

3CMedia

Formerly CCCSAT

AA

Associate in Arts degree

AA-T

Associate in Arts degree for Transfer (SB1440)

AACC

American Association of Community Colleges

ACBO

Association of Chief Business Officers

ACCCA

Association of California Community College Administrators

ACCE

Association of Community and Continuing Education

ACCJC

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

ACCTLA

Association of California College Tutoring and Learning Assistance

ACHRO

Association of Chief Human Resources Officers

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

AICCU

Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities

AP

Advanced Placement

API

Academic Performance Index

AS

Associated Students

ASB

Associated Student Body

ASCCC

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

ASSIST

Articulation System to Stimulate Inter-institutional Student Transfer

BCP

Budget Change Proposal

BOG

Board of Governors

BSI

Basic Skills Initiative

C-ID

Course Identification System

CACCRAO

California Association of Community Colleges Registration & Admissions Officers

CACT

Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies

CAIR

California Association of Institutional Researchers

CALPASS

California Partnership for Achieving Student Success

CALSACC

California Student Association of Community Colleges

CALWORKS

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids

CAN

California Articulation Numbering

CARL-S

California Academic and Research Libraries

CASBO

California Association of School Business Officials

CATESOL

California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

CBO

Chief Business Officers

CCAP

California College and Career Access Pathways

CBT

Computer Based Training

CCC

California Community Colleges

CCC Confer

California Community College Telephone and Internet Conferencing System

CCCAAAA

Community College Counselors/Advisors Academic Association for Athletics

CCCCO

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

CCCCS

California Community College Classified Senate (Also called 4CS)

CCCCSD

California Community College Council for Staff Development (4CSD)

CCCCSSAA

California Community College Chief Student Services Administrators Association

CCCSAT

California Community College Satellite Network

CCCT

California Community College Trustees

CCCTC

California Community College Technology Center

CCD

Community College District

CCLC

Community College League of California

CCLDI

Community College Leadership Development Initiative

CCPRO

Community College Public Relations Organization

CDE

California Department of Education

CELSA

Combined English Language Skills Assessment

CENIC

Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CEOCCC

Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges

CHRO

Chief Human Resources Officer

CIO

Chief Instructional Officer

CIOCCC

Chief Instructional Officers of the California Community Colleges

CISO

Chief Information Systems Officer

CISOA

Chief Information Systems Officers Association

CLEP

College Level Examination Program

CMC3

California Mathematics Council, Community Colleges

CO

Chancellor Office California Community Colleges

COLA

Cost of Living Adjustment

COR

Course Outline of Record

CRLA

College Reading and Learning Association

CSAC

California Student Aid Commission

CSEA

California State Employees Association or California School Employees Association

CSSO

Chief Student Services Officers

CSU

California State University

CTA

California Teachers Association

CTE

Career Technical Education

CVC

California Virtual Campus

DED

Data Element Dictionary

DETAC

Distance Education Technical Advisory Committee

DOF

Department of Finance

DTAC

District Technology Advisory Committee (DTAC)

DSP&S

Disabled Students Programs and Services

EAP

Early Assessment Program

EDD

Employment Development Department

EEO

Equal Employment Opportunity

EERA

Educational Employment Relations Act

EOPS

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

ERP

Enterprise Resource Management

ERIC

Educational Research Information Center

ESL

English as a Second Language

ETS

Educational Testing Service

FACCC

Faculty Association for California Community Colleges

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAO

Financial Aid Officer (or Office)

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

FDRG

Faculty Discipline Work Groups (of C-ID Project)

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FTE

Full-time Equivalent

FTEF

Full-time Equivalent Faculty

FY

Fiscal Year

GE

General Education

GED

General Equivalency Diploma

HBCUS

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

IDRC

Industry-Driven Regional Collaborative

IGETC

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum

IPEDS

Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System

IT

Information Technology

JPA

Joint Powers Authority

LAO

Legislative Analyst's Office

MALDEF

Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund

MESA

Mathematics Engineering and Science Achievement

MIS

Management Information System (CCCCO)

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MQs

Minimum Qualifications

OCR

Office of Civil Rights

OE

Office of Education (typically tied to County name - Butte Co. Office of Education = BCOE, etc.)

PERB

Public Employment Relations Board

PERS

Public Employees Retirement System

PFE

Partnership for Excellence

PIO

Public Information Officer

PMO

Project Management Office

Q&A

Questions and Answers

RFA

Request for Applications

RFP

Request for Proposals

ROP

Regional Occupational Centers and Regional Occupational Programs, which operate throughout the state of California as part of the Department of Education

RP

Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges

SAC

System-wide Architecture Committee

SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test

SB

Senate Bill

SEIU

Service Employees International Union

SRTK

Student Right to Know

SSCCC

Student Senate for the California Community Colleges

STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

STRS

State Teachers Retirement System

TAP

Technical Assistance Providers

TANF

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language

TTAC

Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Committee

TTIP

Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Program

UC

University of California (and its branches)

UCOP

University of California, Office of the President

VTEA

Vocational and Technical Education Act