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Searching for Classes

The Online Schedule search feature offer several ways for you to locate classes for which you can register:

Once you submit your search, WebAdvisor displays the courses that meet your criteria.

Note: Do not use the browser's Back button on the Search Results page if you want to return to the Search Criteria page. Instead, click Search for Classes in the breadcrumb trail located over the search results listing.

Finding a course by entering the prefix, course number and section number from the schedule

This method is useful when you have already referred to the printed semester schedule or you have reviewed the online schedule and can directly type in the prefix course number and section number combination for that particular course.

  1. Choose the term for which you want to see classes, such as Fall 2005 (this is a required field).
  2. Select the subject area where you would like to search. Subject areas are the three-letter prefixes in front of the class numbers on the schedule.
    You can choose from the following prefixes:
    • ACA - Academic Related (Orientation)
    • ACC - Accounting
    • ANT - Anthropology
    • ART - Art
    • AST - Astronomy
    • AUB - Automotive Body Repair
    • AUT - Automotive Repair
    • AER - Aviation
    • BIO - Biology
    • BMT - Biomedical Technology
    • BUS - Business
    • CHM - Chemistry
    • CIS - Information Systems
    • CJC - Criminal Justice
    • COE - Cooperative Education
    • COM - Communication
    • COS - Cosmetology
    • CSC - Computer Science
    • CVS - Cardiovascular Sonography
    • DRA - Drama
    • DFT - Drafting
    • ECO - Economics
    • ECM - E-Commerce
    • EDU - Education
    • ELC - Electrical
    • ELN - Electronics
    • ENG - English
    • EPT - Emergency Management
    • FIP - Fire Protection
    • GEO - Geography
    • HEA - Health
    • HIS - History
    • HUM - Humanities
    • ITN - Internet Technologies
    • LSG/HOR - Landscape Gardening
    • LEX - Legal Education
    • MAR- Marketing
    • MAT - Mathematics
    • MEC- Mechanical Engineering
    • MED - Medical Assisting
    • MUS - Music
    • NAS - Nursing Assistant
    • NET - Networking Technology
    • NMT - Nuclear Medicine
    • NUR - Nursing
    • OMA - Ophthalmic Medical Assistant
    • OST - Office Systems Technology
    • PCC - Professional Crafts
    • PED - Physical Education
    • PHI- Philosophy
    • PHY - Physics
    • POL - Political Science
    • PSY - Psychology
    • PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant
    • RAD - Radiography
    • RED - Reading
    • REL - Religion
    • SOC - Sociology
    • SON - Sonography
    • SPA - Spanish
    • SLP - Speech Language Pathology
    • TRP - Truck Driver Training
  3. Next, enter the course number that follows the prefix in the schedule. The prefix-course number combination describes the course. For example CIS 110 refers to the Introduction to Computers course.
  4. Enter the section number. Section numbers indicate the time of day, the method of delivery (i.e. internet vs. in class), and/or the campus on which the course is offered:
    • 000-005 - Huskins, Caldwell (held on Caldwell Campus)
    • 006-010 - Huskins, Caldwell (held at Hibriten High School)
    • 011-015 - Huskins, Caldwell (held at West Caldwell High School)
    • 016-020 - Huskins, Caldwell (held at South Caldwell High School)
    • 025-049 - Regular college courses to coincide with Huskins classes, Caldwell
    • 050-074 - Huskins, Watauga
    • 075-099 - Regular college courses to coincide with Huskins classes, Watauga
    • 101-199 - Day Courses, Caldwell
    • 200-249 - First mini session courses, Caldwell
    • 250-299 - Weekend courses, Caldwell
    • 300-349 - Second mini session courses, Caldwell
    • 450-459 - Independent Study courses, Caldwell
    • 490-499 - Learning Community courses, Caldwell
    • 500-599 - Evening Courses, Caldwell
    • 600-619 - Telecourses (Distance Learning, both campuses)
    • 620-639 - Internet courses (Distance Learning, both campuses)
    • 640-659 - Telenet courses (Distance Learning, both campuses)
    • 660-679 - Telecourse/Campus Hybrid courses (Distance Learning, both campuses)
    • 680-699 - Internet/Campus Hybrid courses (Distance Learning, both campuses)
    • 700-719 -Courses taught in NC Internet Highway Rooms (a C or W following the section number indicates from which campus the instruction originates.)
    • 720-779- Courses involving travel.
    • 780-799 - Highway Room/Internet Hybrid courses (a C or W following the section number indicates from which campus the instruction originates. )
    • 800-889 - Evening Courses, Watauga
    • 890-899 - Independent Study courses, Watauga
    • 900-949 - Day courses, Watauga
    • 950-959 - Weekend courses, Watauga
    • 960-969 - First mini session courses, Watauga
    • 970-979 - Second mini session courses, Watauga
    • 980-989 - Learning Community courses, Watauga
  5. Click Submit.

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Using subject searches to find a course

If you're not sure what you are looking for, use the Subjects drop-down box to define a search. Note: The Course Levels drop-down is not functional at this time.

To search for courses by subject:

  1. Choose the Term or semester (this is a required field).
  2. Choose up to three Subjects from the drop down boxes.
  3. Click Submit.

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Searching by time or day courses are offered

Students often need to fit courses into a work schedule or a heavy course load. WebAdvisor allows you to search for courses according to the time of day and/or the days of the week on which they are offered.

To search for courses by meeting times:

  1. Select the Term or semester in which you want to search (this is a required field).
  2. Choose a start time from the Classes Meeting Before drop down box. If you're more concerned about what time your class ends, you can leave this field blank.
  3. Choose an end time from the Classes Ending Before drop down box. You can leave this field blank if the time at which the course ends is not important to you.
    Tip: Setting a start and end time range will help narrow your search. In other words, if you can only attend classes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., selecting this criteria will give you more targeted search results.
  4. Click Submit.

To search for courses by the day(s) they meet:

  1. Select the Term or semester in which you want to search (this is a required field).
  2. Check the boxes after each day of the week listed.
  3. Click Submit.

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Searching by other criteria

WebAdvisor offers several other criteria by which you can find courses, which are keyword, campus locations, academic level (CCR, Continuing Education and Curriculum) and instructor's last name.

  • Keyword searches are helpful when you don't know, for example, whether a course in Java Programming falls into Computer Science (CSC), E-Commerce (ECM), Information Systems (CIS) or Internet Technologies (ITN). This type of search allows you to search on a term like "JAVA" or "programming" to find the appropriate course.
  • Location searches are useful when you're looking for courses offered on a specific campus. For instance, you can search for all Accounting courses offered on the Watauga campus by selecting a Accounting in one of the Subject fields and selecting Watauga from the Locations field.
  • Academic level searches are not available at this time. The default is Curriculum (CU). We currently do not offer searches on Continuing Education or CCR courses.
  • Use Instructor's Last name to search for courses taught by a specific person.

To search for courses by keyword:

  1. Select the Term or semester (this is a required field).
  2. Type a keyword such as "Java" or "Electronic".
  3. Click Submit.

To search by location:

  1. Select the Term or semester (this is a required field).
  2. In the Locations field, select one of the following:
    • B - Both Caldwell & Watauga
    • C - Caldwell
    • W - Watauga
         Note: If you leave this field blank, WebAdvisor searches both campuses by default.
  3. Click Submit.

To search by instructor's last name:

  1. Select the Term or semester (this is a required field).
  2. Type the last name of an instructor or part of a last name.
  3. Click Submit.

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Search courses using combinations of criteria

WebAdvisor enables you to combine the following criteria to search for courses:

  • Subject
  • Time of class meetings (Classes Meeting After/Classes Meeting Before)
  • Days classes meet
  • Keywords
  • Locations
  • Instructor's last name

For instance, you can:

  • Select the Fall 2005 Term (Term is a required field).
  • Select ACC-Accounting in Subject 1
  • Select OST-Office Systems Technology in Subject 2
  • Select Classes Meeting After 9 a.m. and Classes Meeting Before 4 p.m.
  • Select Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Select W-Watauga Campus in the Locations field
  • Click Submit.
    WebAdvisor will return all Accounting and Office Systems Technology courses that start after 9 a.m. but don't run past 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesdays or Fridays on the Watauga campus.

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Understanding the search results

Once you have submitted your search, WebAdvisor returns a list of courses (results) that match the criteria you selected or entered.

Note: Do not use the browser's Back button on the Search Results page if you want to return to the Search Criteria page. Instead, click Search for Classes in the breadcrumb trail located over the search results listing.

Sample Search Results page

  • Course Prefix, Number and Section Number (the Course Synonym, a 4-digit number, is provided in parentheses here for you to enter if using Express Registration)
  • Meeting information (room number, days & times) Note: If the meeting information shows OFF for the Room Number and TBA for both meeting times and days, the class is most likely a distance learning course.
  • Faculty member teaching the course
  • Status of the course (if Open is indicated, you can register for the course)
  • Cap/Avail shows the total number of people who can enroll for the class and the total number who have already enrolled for the class
  • Credits indicate the credit hours awarded for successful completion of the class
  • CEUs are not used for curriculum classes
  • Academic Level shows what division of CCC&TI is teaching the course (will always be CU for curriculum)
  • The Loc listing is where the class is being held: B-Both Campuses (possible Distance Learning course) C - Caldwell or W-Watauga
  • The Term indicates in which semester and year the course is being held.

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