(Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges): A part of WASC - the Commission evaluates and accredits public and private institutions of higher education that offer one or more educational programs of two academic years in length leading to the associate degree and who seek accreditation under ACCJC criteria.
Academic Year
Most reports, unless otherwise noted, use an academic year in the following order: Summer, Fall, Spring.
Accounting Method - DSCH (Daily Student Contact Hours) Classes:
An attendance reporting type for course sections that meet on a regular basis for at least five days, but meet for less than the full semester.
Accounting Method - Positive Attendance Classes:
Do not have a census date. Apportionment for these classes is based upon the total number of hours each student attends.
Accounting Method - WSCH (Weekly Student Contact Hours) Classes:
An attendance reporting type for course sections that are regularly scheduled for the full semester.
CCCCO (California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office)
is the administrative branch of the California Community College system. Located in Sacramento, this state agency provides leadership and technical assistance to the 108 community colleges and 72 community college districts in California. It is also responsible for allocating state funding to the colleges and districts. The Chancellor’s Office operates under the guidance of the Board of Governors, which sets policy and provides long-range planning and guidance to the Chancellor and his staff.
Career Pathways
Six occupation-oriented categories that group together majors that are working towards similar career pathways such as “Health Services.”
Career & Technical Education Majors
AS and Certificate programs that prepare students with technical skills to enter directly into the workforce
Census Day
An attendance accounting procedure that determines the number of actively enrolled students at a particular point in the term. Census is taken on that day nearest to one-fifth of the number of weeks a course is scheduled.
The number of courses in which students were enrolled on Census Day for a given tern or academic year. Since students may be enrolled in more than one course, there are duplicated students in this count. For example, one student may be enrolled in 4 courses. The enrollment count for that student would be 4.
FTEF (Full-Time Equivalent Faculty)
Used to approximate one full-time employee.
FTES (Full-Time Equivalent Student)
Used for apportionment funding in the California Community College System. One FTES is approximately equal to 525 student classroom contact hours.
The unduplicated number of students enrolled on Census Day for a given term or academic year.
Student declared major from the registration and/or update form.
Retention Rate (Student)
The percentage of students who remained in a course for the length of the term: (in student grades)
Retention = A,B,C,D,F,I,P/CR,NP/NC / A,B,C,P/CR,D,F,I,NP/NC,W,DR
SRTK (Student Right-to-Know)
Federally required disclosure of BC Completion Rates, Transfer Rates, and Academic Standing of first time, full-time students seeking a degree, certificate or transfer after three years.
Subject Area
Thirteen groupings of majors by academic subject. For example, “Agriculture” includes Ag Business Mgmt, Animal Science, Crop Science, Horticulture and Forestry majors.
Success Rate (BC Students
The percentage of students were successful in a course: (in student grades)
Success = A,B,C,P/CR / A,B,C,P/CR,D,F,I,NP/NC,W,DR
WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)
One of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.
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