Programs & Disciplines

2015-16 Edition

Support Courses
Career Technical Courses
Lower Division Collegiate Courses

Support Courses

ALC: Alternative Learning Center
DE: Developmental Education
ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages

Career Technical Courses*

AB: Auto Collision Repair Technology
AD: Alcohol and Drug Counselor
AM: Automotive Service Technology
AMT: Aviation Maintenance Technology
APR: Apprenticeship
ARCH: Architectural Design and Drafting
AVS: Aviation Science
BA: Business Administration (BA 255)
BCT: Building Construction Technology
BIT: Bioscience Technology
BMZA: Biology and Management of Zoo Animals
CADD: Computer Added Design and Drafting
CAS: Computer Applications
CIS: Computer Information Systems
CJA: Criminal Justice (CJA 115, 117, 230, 231, 232, 244, 245, 246, 247, 253, 265)
CMET: Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology
CTT: Computed Tomography
DA: Dental Assisting
DH: Dental Hygiene
DS: Diesel Service Technology
DST: Dealer Service Technology
DT: Dental Laboratory Technology
ECE: Early Education and Family Studies
ED: Education (ED 102, 103, 104, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119, 122, 134, 138, 161, 162, 163, 171, 208, 218, 230, 232, 235, 238, 260, 263, 264, 265, 290)
EET: Electronic Engineering Technology
ELT: Electrical Trades
EM: Emergency Management
EMS: Emergency Medical Services
ETC: Emergency TeleCommunicator/911 Dispatcher
FMT: Facilities Maintenance Technology
FN: Foods and Nutrition (FN 110)
FP: Fire Protection Technology
FT: Fitness Technology
GD: Graphic Design
GRN: Gerontology
HEC: Consumer and Family Studies (HEC 157 & 201) 
HIM: Health Information Management
HR: Culinary Assistant
ID: Interior Design
IMT: Industrial Maintenance Technology
INSP: Building Inspection Technology
ITP: Sign Language Interpretation
LAT: Landscape Technology
MA: Medical Assisting
MCH: Machine Manufacturing Technology
MLT: Medical Laboratory Technology
MM: Multimedia
MP: Medical Professions
MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MSD: Management and Supervisory Development
MT: Microelectronic Technology
MUC: Professional Music
NRS: Nursing
OMT: Ophthalmic Medical Technology
OS: Office Systems
OST: Occupational Skills Training
PL: Paralegal
RAD: Radiography
RE: Real Estate
VT: Veterinary Technology
WLD: Welding Technology


Many career and technical courses are applicable to the baccalaureate degree. Check with the BA-granting institution.

Lower Division Collegiate Courses

(only course numbers 100-299 are LDC at PCC)
ART: Art
ASL: American Sign Language
ATH: Anthropology
BA: Business Administration** (except BA 255)
BI: Biology**
CG: College Success and Career Guidance **
CH: Chemistry
CHLA: Chicano/Latino Studies
CHN: Chinese
CIS: Computer Information Systems (CIS 120, 121, 122)
CJA: Criminal Justice (CJA 100, 101, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 210, 211, 212,  213, 214, 215, 217, 218, 225, 228, 233, 234, 235, 243, 251, 252, 254, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 279,  280A)
COMM: Communication Studies
CS: Computer Science
CSS: Crop Soil Science
D: Dance
EC: Economics
ED: Education (ED 100, 123, 124, 131, 136, 206, 209, 210, 211, 214, 216, 217, 224, 251, 252, 258, 259, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 281, 291, 298A-E)
ENG: English
ENGR: Engineering
ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages**
ESR: Environmental Studies
FN: Foods and Nutrition (FN 225)
FR: French
G: Geology
GEO: Geography
GER: German
GS: General Science
HE: Health Studies
HEC: Consumer and Family Studies (HEC 226, 280A)
HON: Honors
HOR: Horticulture
HPE: Health and Physical Education
HST: History
HUM: Humanities
INTL: International Studies
ITAL: Italian
J: Journalism
JPN: Japanese
LIB: Library
MTH: Mathematics**
MUP: Applied Music
MUS: Music
PE: Physical Education
PHL: Philosophy
PHY: Physics
PS: Political Science
PSY: Psychology
R: Religious Studies
RD: Reading**
RUS: Russian
SOC: Sociology
SPA: Spanish
TA: Theatre Arts
WR: Writing**
WS: Women’s Studies


A number below 100 indicates a support course and a number above 9000 indicates a vocational supplementary course. These courses are not usually transferable. PCC is committed to offering instruction providing students with the opportunity for self-improvement, entry level employment skills and to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree.