Glossary of Procedure Terms
Board, State, Federal, and College policies.
Policy – a course or principle of action adopted by COCC; has widespread
application; changes less frequently; answers major operational issues; can be
legislative in nature; manages actions.
Represents the “what” in terms of what principles or governing actions
COCC adopts. A policy is typically an
“umbrella’ for a set of procedures to support the policy. Example policy; Non-Discrimination policy
(establishes the Colleges position related to non-discrimination).
procedure, practice, guideline, identified at the College. Procedure – an established or official way of
doing something; has narrow application; prone to change; often stated in
details’ can be judicial in nature; a subsequence of steps or activities. Represents the “how” in terms of how COCC
executes daily operations. A procedure
typically supports a policy and provides guidelines for individual
actions. Example procedure: New Business Cards procedures (establishes
how you order new business cards).
Any institutionally established combination of courses and/or
requirements leading to a degree or certificate.
An area of concentration within the program (e.g. Psychology or Geology).
Registration: Refers to initial registration
in one or more classes for a given term.
Service Fees: The fee
to a specific service
good and fee revenues are
returned directly to
the department coordinating
Fees: The fee is dedicated to
a specific service, but is applied to
the College's general fund as a means of covering a portion
Registration Activity: Students may "add" classes to their initial
registration, or "drop" classes, or change
the credit/audit status
at different points during
the term depending
length of the
class by submitting
form directly to Admissions
and Records. If the
instructor has put online
approval for the "add/drop", students must visit or call Admissions
and Records to complete the
activity. Student registrations are complete only when
the courses are web or data-entered into COCC’s computer system.