Advising Key Terms
We won't quiz you, but you should add these terms 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
Corequisite — A course that must be taken at the same time as another course; the corequisite course provides the complementary knowledge needed to succeed in both courses
CRN (Course Reference Number) — The 5-digit number associated with a specific section of a course 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
Full-Time/Half-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 half-time. Students registered for fewer than six credit hours are considered less than half-time. Half-time and less than half-time are also known as part-time students.
Major — The student’s primary program of study; 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 progress and are still needed
MyMocsNet Account — The portal for faculty, students and staff to access resources on campus. To login to MyMocsNet, go to www.utc.edu, click on Quick Links, click MyMocsNet, then enter UTCID and password in the Login box. From there, it’s possible to access academic information, financial aid and registration.
Prerequisite — A course that must be completed prior to enrolling in the next associated course; the prerequisite 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