Course and Campus Abbreviations

Course Reference Number (CRN)
This is a unique five-digit number assigned to the course. This number is used when referencing a course to add or drop through the web.

Lib. St.
The Liberal Studies column indicates what area, if any, the course satisfies with regard to Liberal Studies requirements.

Course ID (Subject area, course number, and section number)
The Course ID column lists from the Course Inventory the subject area and course number of each course followed by a two-digit section number. Refer to the undergraduate or graduate catalog for a full course description and course pre-requisites. Subject areas are abbreviations of the name of the department or of the field of study within the department (see chart below).

ACCT Accounting
ANTH Anthropology
ASI Arts & Sciences Interdisciplinary
AST Astronomy
ATTR Athletic Training
BA Business Administration
BIOL Biology
BK Birth/Kindergarten
BKSE Birth/Kindergarten Special Ed
CHEM Chemistry
CHER Cherokee
CHIN Chinese
CIS Computer Information Systems
CJ Criminal Justice
CLS Clinical Laboratory Sciences
CM Construction Management
COMM Communication
COUN Counseling
CS Computer Science
CSD Comm. Science and Disorders
CSP College Student Personnel
DA Dance
ECET Electrical & Computer Eng
ECON Economics
EDAD Educational Administration
EDCI Curriculum and Instruction
EDEL Elementary Education
EDHE Higher Education
EDL Educational Leadership
EDM Emergency and Disaster MGT
EDMG Education Middle Grades
EDPY Education & Psychology
EDRD Reading
EDRS Educational Research
EDSE Secondary Education
EDSU Educational Supervision
EE Electrical Engineering
ELMG Elementary/Middle Grades
EMC Emergency Medical Care
ENGL English
ENGR Engineering
ENT Entrepreneurship
ENVH Environmental Health
ES Environmental Science
ET Engineering Technology
FIN Finance
FREN French
FS Forensic Science
GEOG Geography
GEOL Geology
GER German
GERN Gerontology
HEAL Health
HIA Health Information Admin.
HIST History
HPE Health & Physical Education
HR Human Resources
HSCC Health Sciences/Core
HT Hospitality and Tourism
IBUS International Business
IDES Interior Design
JPN Japanese
LAT Latin
LAW Business Law
LC Learning Contract
LEAD Leadership
MATH Mathematics
MBA Master of Bus. Administration
ME Mechanical Engineering
MGT Management
MHS Health Sciences
MKT Marketing
MPTP Motion Picture & TV Production
MUS Music
NAS Native American Studies
ND Nutrition and Dietetics
NRM Natural Resource Management
NSG Nursing
PA Public Affairs
PAR Philosophy and Religion
PE Physical Education
PHYS Physics
PLMT Placement Testing
PM Project Management
PMC Project Management Cert
PRM Parks & Recreation Mgmt.
PSC Political Science
PSY Psychology
PT Physical Therapy
QA Quantitative Analysis
RTH Recreational Therapy
SCI Science
SM Sport Management
SOC Sociology
SOCW Social Work
SPAN Spanish
SPED Special Education
TEL Telecommunications
THEA Theatre
UE University Experience
UNCX UNC Language Exchange
USI University Studies Interdisciplinary

Course Number:
The first digit of the course number designates the year level the course is intended to be taken and indicates the minimum class rank a student should have achieved to enroll in the course (see Class Level below). The second and third digits may indicate the subject area within a particular meaning or it may indicate the place of a course in a sequence or series of courses in a department.

  • 001-099 - Non-credit courses that are not applicable to degrees
  • 100-199 - Courses for Freshmen
  • 200-299 - Courses for Sophomores
  • 300-399 - Courses for Juniors
  • 400-499 - Courses for Seniors
  • 500-699 - Graduate Level Courses
  • 700 and above - Doctoral Level Courses

Seniors may take 500-level courses for undergraduate credit only under specified conditions as outlined in the graduate catalog. Prior to enrollment, the student must obtain an approval form from the Graduate School, secure approval from all appropriate persons, and return the form to the Graduate School in order to be allowed to take the course. Seniors approved to receive undergraduate credit will be expected to meet the same requirements as the graduate students in the course. Selected seniors who meet the standards for undergraduates to take a graduate course (as described in the graduate catalog) may apply in advance of registration to enroll in a graduate course.

Section Number
The section numbers designate specific classes of courses within a center as follows:

  • 01-49 - Regular on-campus day classes
  • 20-49 - Lab sections
  • 50-59 - Extension classes
  • 60-69 - Cherokee resident credit classes
  • 70-79 - On-campus Evening/Saturday resident credit classes
  • 80-89 - WCU classes in Asheville
  • 97-99 - Credit by Exam classes

Course Title
Abbreviated titles are used. Refer to the current catalog for full title and description.

Credit Hours
Credits are listed in semester hours.

Class Days
Codes of class meeting are M-Monday, T-Tuesday, W-Wednesday, R-Thursday, F-Friday, S-Saturday, and U-Sunday; TBA indicates class days and times to be arranged by the department head.

Class periods for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are 50 minutes in length with a 15-minute break between periods. Class periods for Tuesday and Thursday are normally 75 minutes in duration with a 15-minute break between periods. However, classes may begin at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday with duration of 50 minutes.

Building and Room
Abbreviations for designated buildings are as follows:

Abbr. Building Abbr. Building
ABT Asheville-Buncombe Tech. Com. Col. KH Karpen Hall
AVL Asheville KL Killian
BL Belk MK McKee
BR Breese MO Moore
CAT Center for Applied Technology NS Natural Science
CDH Central Drive Hall OFFC Off Campus
CK Cherokee Ctr. (Cherokee, NC) RBH Robinson Building
CO Myron L. Coulter RC Ramsey Center
FPAC Fine & Performing Arts Center RD Reid
FO Forsyth ST Stillwell
HCT Haynes Center TBA To Be Arranged
HO Hoey UA UNC-Asheville
HP Hospital UOC Cordelia Camp Building
KA       Killian Annex  

Campus Codes

ABT AB Tech Community College
AS Asheville
AVL Municipal Bldg. -Downtown Asheville
BRC Blue Ridge Community College CCC- Caldwell Community College
CK Cherokee
CLC Cleveland Community College
COL Columbia
CVC Catawba Valley Community College
D Distance
DC Washington, DC
E Enka
ET Erwin, TN
GCC Gaston Community College
GTC Guilford Tech. Community College HBC - Highlands Biological Center
HCC Haywood Community College
HM Hickory Metro Higher Ed Ctr.
ICC Isothermal Community College
JAM Jamaica
JBR Jonesborough, TN
M Cullowhee
MAH MAHEC Bldg. - Asheville
MCC Mayland Community College
MCF Mtn. Area Child & Family Center - Asheville
NCE NC Ctr. for Eng. Tech. - Hickory
P Partner Institute
PEN Penland School
PHS Pisgah High School
PMH Pardee Memorial Hospital
SMH Smokey Mountain HS
STC Stanly Community College
TCC Tri-County Community College
TRV Travel
WPC Western Piedmont Community College

Grade Type

  • S/U - Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  • NG - Course Not Graded, otherwise regular grading.

Instructional Method

  • C - Face-to-face/online
  • Blank – Face-to-face
  • I - ITV Remote
  • O – Online

Instructor Name
The last name and initial of the instructor are listed. "Staff" indicates that no assignment has been made at the print time of the schedule.

Schedule Notes
Schedule Notes are used throughout the Schedule of Classes to provide specific information relating to a course, a subject area, and/or a college.


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