Definition of Terms

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Advisory An advisory is a course which is advised, but not required, to be taken either before or in conjunction with enrollment in a course.
Associate Degree Associate in Science degrees and Associate in Arts degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences with Emphases are referred to as Associate degrees.
Certificate of Achievement Certificates of Achievement are certificates of at least 16 units.
Corequisite A corequisite is a course which is required to be taken simultaneously in order to enroll in another course.
Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) The Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) is a statewide numbering system independent from the course numbers assigned by local California community colleges. A C-ID number next to a course signals that participating California colleges and universities have determined that courses offered by other California community colleges are comparable in content and scope to courses offered on their own campuses, regardless of their unique titles or local course number. Thus, if a schedule of classes or catalog lists a course bearing a C-ID number, for example ENGL 100, students at that college can be assured that it will be accepted in lieu of a course bearing the C-ID ENGL 100 designation at another community college. In other words, the C-ID designation can be used to identify comparable courses at different community colleges. However, students should always go to to confirm how each college's course will be accepted at a particular four-year college or university for transfer credit. The C-ID numbering system is useful for students attending more than one community college and is applied to many of the transferable courses students need as preparation for transfer. Because these course requirements may change and because courses may be modified and qualified for or deleted from the C-ID database, students should always check with a counselor to determine how C-ID designated courses fit into their educational plans for transfer. Students may consult the ASSIST database at for specific information on C-ID course designations. Counselors are also available in the Counseling Department to help students interpret this information.
CSU Transfer Courses designated "CSU" are baccalaureate level and will transfer to all of the California State Universities and count toward graduation at Mt. San Antonio College.
Eligibility In listing a prerequisite for enrolling in a course, an "eligibility" may also be listed. An eligibility requirement specifies the course level the student must qualify to enroll in–not that the course has to be completed prior to enrollment. For example, the prerequisite "eligibility for English 68" requires that the student must qualify to enroll in English 68 in order to enroll in the particular course.
Degree Applicable Courses designated "Degree Applicable" are college-level classes which are a part of an associate degree or certificate program.
Prerequisite A prerequisite is a course which must be taken as preparation for enrolling in another course.
Skills Certificate Skills Certificates are certificates of less than 16 units.
Transfer Degree Associate in Arts for Transfer and Associate in Science for Transfer are referred to as Transfer degrees.
UC Credit for Kinesiology Activity Courses A maximum of four semester units of UC Credit will be awarded for Kinesiology Activity Courses. Courses of a vocational nature will not be awarded UC credit.
UC Credit Limitation UC limits credit for some courses. Students contemplating transfer to UC should consult with a counselor and review for course credit limitations and changes.
UC Transfer Courses Designated "UC" are baccalaureate level and will transfer to all of the University of California campuses and California State Universities, and will count toward graduation at Mt. San Antonio College.

Course Prefix Listing

Course Prefix Listing Department
ACCS Access
AD Alcohol Drug Counseling
ADJU Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement
AERO Aeronautics
AABS African American/Back Studies
AGHE Agriculture: Animal Health Technology
ASCI Animal Science
AGAG Agriculture: General Subjects
AGAN Agriculture: Animal Science - General
AGOR Agriculture: Ornamental Horticulture
AIRC Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
AIRM Aircraft Maintenance Technology
AIRT Air Traffic Control
AMLA American Language
ANAT Anatomy & Physiology
ANTH Anthropology
ARAB Arabic
ARCH Architectural Technology
AHIS Art History
ANIM Art: Animation
ARTB Art: Basic Studio Arts
ARTG Art: Gallery & Professional Practices
ARTC ART: Graphic Design and Illustration
ARTZ Art: Special Studio Arts
ARTS Art: Three-Dimensional Studio Arts
ARTD Art: Two-Dimensional Studio Arts
APIS Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies
ASTR Astronomy
BIOL Biology
BTNY Botany
BUSA Business: Accounting
BUSO Business: Business Communications
BUSC Business: Economics
BUSL Business Law
BUSM Business: Management
BUSR Business: Real Estate
BUSS Business: Sales, Merchandising & Marketing
CHEM Chemistry
CHLD Child Development
CHIN Chinese
CNET Computer and Networking Technology
CISB Computer Information Systems: Beginning
CISD Computer Information Systems: Database
CISM Computer Information Systems: Management
CISN Computer Information Systems: Networking
CISP Computer Information Systems: Programming
CISS Computer Information Systems: Security
CISW Computer Information Systems: Web Applications
CSCI Computer Science
CMGT Construction Management
COUN Counseling
CUL Culinary Arts
DNCE Dance: Activity
DN-T Dance: Theory
EDUC Education
ELEC Electronics
EMS Emergency Medical Service
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
ENGR Engineering
ECT Engineering Construction Technology
EDT Engineering Design Technology
ENGT Engineering Technology
ENGL English: Composition
ETHS Ethnic Studies
FCS Family & Consumer Sciences
FASH Fashion Merchandising & Design
FIRE Fire Technology
FRCH French
GEOG Geography
GEOL Geology
GERM German
HIST History
HT Histotechnology
HRM Hospitality & Restaurant Management
HUMA Humanities
IDE Industrial Design Engineering
ID Interior Design
ITAl Italian
JAPN Japanese
JOUR Journalism
KIN-L Kinesiology: Adaptive
KIN-A Kinesiology: Aquatics
KIN-X Kinesiology: Athletics
KIN-F Kinesiology: Fitness
KIN-I Kinesiology: Individual
KIN-S Kinesiology: Team Sport
KIN Kinesiology: Theory
KORE Korean
LATN Latin
LCAS Latina/o/x and Chicana/o/s American Studies
LEAD Leadership
LERN Learning Assistance
LCOM Learning Communities
LIBR Library & Instructional Media
LING Lingustics
LIT English: Literature
MFG Manufacturing Technology
MATH Mathematics
MEDI Medical Terrminology
MENT Mental Health/Psychiatric Technician
METO Meteorology
MICR Microbiology
MUS Music
MUSA Music Audio
NAIS Native American and Indigenous Studies
NURS Nursing
NF Nutrition & Food
OCEA Oceanography
PLGL Business: Paralegal
PHIL Philosophy
PHOT Photography
PHSC Physical Science
PHYS Physics
POLI Political Science
PSYC Psychology
PUBH Public Health
R-TV Radio & Television
RAD Radiologic Technology
READ Reading
RESD Respiratory Theory
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
SIGN Sign Language & Interpreting
SOC Sociology
SPAN Spanish
SPCH Speech
STDY Study Techniques
SURV Surveying
TECH Technology-Related Courses
THTR Theater Arts
WELD Welding
ZOOL Zoology

UC Credit Limitation Courses

UC limits credit for the following courses. Students contemplating transfer to UC should consult with a counselor and review for course credit limitations and changes.

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous
Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs
College Composition for Non-Native English Speakers
Accelerated Writing for English Language Learners
Introductory Human Anatomy
Introductory Human Physiology
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
General Biology
Plant and Animal Biology
Biology for Majors
Biology for Majors - Honors
Plant Structures, Functions, and Diversity
Applied Business Statistics
Business Law
Advanced Business Law
Chemistry of Everyday Life
Chemistry for Allied Health Majors
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
Introduction to General Chemistry
General Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I
Child Growth and Lifespan Development
Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
Child and Adolescent Development
Computer Information Systems
Fundamentals of Computer Science
Introduction to College
Introduction to College - Honors
College Success Strategies
Pilates Fundamentals
Conditioning Through Dance
Pilates I
Pilates II
Pilates III
Freshman Composition
Freshman Composition - Honors
College Composition for Non-Native English Speakers
Earth Science
Earth Science - Honors
Earth Science Laboratory
History of the United States
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
Beginning Writing and Reporting for the Mass Media
Intermediate Writing and Reporting for Mass Media
Sports Officiating
Theory of Coaching
Swimming - Beginning
Swimming - Intermediate
Swimming - Advanced
Water Polo
Aquatic Fitness
Cardiovascular Conditioning
Weight Training - Beginning
Weight Training - Intermediate
Strength Training
Core Performance and Foundation Movement
Cardiorespiratory Training Beginning
Cardiorespiratory Training Intermediate
Circuit Training Beginning
Circuit Training Intermediate
Group Exercise Training - Beginner
Group Exercise Training - Intermediate
Badminton - Beginning
Badminton - Intermediate
Badminton - Advanced
Golf - Beginning
Golf - Intermediate
Golf - Advanced
Mixed Martial Arts
Jeet Kune Do - Beginning
Jeet Kune Do - Intermediate
Self Defense and Martial Arts
Filipino Martial Arts - Beginning
Filipino Martial Arts - Intermediate
Jiujitsu - Beginning
Jiujitsu - Intermediate
Kickboxing Beginning
Kickboxing Intermediate
Women's Self Defense
Tai Chi Chuan - Beginning
Tai Chi Chuan - Intermediate
Tai Chi Chuan - Advanced
Tennis - Beginning
Tennis - Intermediate
Tennis - Advanced
Yoga - Intermediate
Physical Fitness for the Physically Limited
Weight Training for the Physically Limited
Basketball Beginning
Basketball Intermediate
Beginning Soccer
Soccer Intermediate
Beginning Baseball
Intermediate Baseball
Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball
Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Intermediate
Volleyball - Beginning
Volleyball - Intermediate
Volleyball - Advanced
Beach Volleyball - Beginning
Beach Volleyball - Intermediate
Beach Volleyball - Women
Baseball - Men
Basketball - Men
Conditioning for Sports
Basketball - Women
Cross Country - Men
Cross Country - Women
Football - Men
Golf - Men
Golf - Women
Soccer - Men
Soccer - Women
Softball - Women
Swimming - Men
Swimming - Women
Tennis - Men
Tennis - Women
Track and Field - Men
Track and Field - Women
Volleyball - Women
Water Polo - Men
Water Polo - Women
Wrestling - Men
Wrestling - Women
Pep Squad
Pre-Season Athletics
Off-Season Athletics
Library Research Methods and Resources
Introduction to Library Research
Elementary Statistics
Elementary Statistics - Honors
College Algebra
Calculus for Business
Precalculus Mathematics
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Principles of Microbiology
Sports Nutrition
Introduction to Nutrition Science
Introduction to Nutrition Science - Honors
General Physics
General Physics
Engineering Physics
Engineering Physics
Engineering Physics
General Physics with Calculus
General Physics with Calculus
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Developmental Psychology
Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence
Introduction to Statistics in Sociology and Social Sciences
Elementary Spanish
Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
Continuing Elementary Spanish
Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
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