Key Terms

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We won't quiz you, but you should add these to your vocabulary.

Academic Advisor — Staff or faculty member who helps student with academic planning, campus resources and registration.

Clear Path for Advising — Outline of how the courses for a major fit in the four-year timeframe.

Co-Requisite — A course that must be taken at the same time as another course; the co-requisite course provides the complementary knowledge needed to succeed in both courses. 

CRN — (Course Reference Number) The blue number found on the far left of the course information in the schedule of classes.

Credit — The numerical value awarded upon completion of specified studies, usually based on hours of class meetings per week. UTC states credit in semester hours.

Discipline — An area of study representing a branch of knowledge, such as mathematics.

Full-Time/Part-Time — Students registered for 12 or more credit hours are classified as full-time. Students registered for six to 11 credit hours are classified as part-time. Students registered for fewer than six credit hours are considered less than part-time.

Major — The student’s primary program of study and typically includes courses from a single discipline or a set of similar disciplines. Some majors require that students choose a concentration within the major. A concentration is a group of courses emphasizing one specialized area of study within a major.

Minor — A secondary subject area of interest but not a subdivision of the major subject area. Students must complete all academic requirements—including those for the major and minor—from the same catalog year.

MyMocsDegree — A checklist of the degree requirements that interact with the student's transcript to show what credits have been earned, are in still progress and are still needed.

My MocsNet Account — The portal for faculty, students and staff to access resources on campus. To login to MocsNet, go to, click on My MocsNet, then enter UTCID and password in the Login box. From there, it’s possible to access academic information, financial aid and register for classes.

Pre-Requisite — A course that must be completed prior to enrolling in the next associated course; the pre-requisite course provides knowledge needed to take the next course.

Semester — Half an academic year or 15-16 weeks.

Time Ticket — The day and time that you can begin registering for the next semester of courses.

Tuition and Fees — Sum of money due for instruction, maintenance and access to campus resources. Tuition and fees do not include textbooks and parking.