This glossary contains definitions for "jargon" terms that are used throughout this document.
- Assistive Aid - Job title for a person who helps a student with impairments. Often, this person will be a student who is doing this work on a part-time basis and may lack subject matter expertise.
- CAD - Computer Aided Design. Generally refers to a type of program in which 3D models are created (such as for use with 3D printing).
- CCOG - Course Content and Outcomes Guide. A statement of the course's description, learning outcomes, content, etc. A full set of CCOGs for courses at PCC is available online.
- Development Environment - The set of tools that are used to build a computer program. Often, these include the ability to edit text, design user interfaces, compile or build the application, and debug the program. When these development tools are bundled (integrated) into a single application, that application is often referred to as an IDE.
- GUI - Graphical User Interface.
- IDE - An Integrated Development Environment where a complete set of development tools is bundled (integrated) into a single application.
- Learning Outcome - What a student is expected to be able to do on completion of a course or activity. Course-level learning outcomes are stated in the course's CCOG.
- UML - Unified Modeling Language. A set of specifications for modeling various aspects of application and data processes and architectures.
- VBA - Visual Basic for Applications. A programming language embedded in many Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word.
- VPAT - Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. A form that publishers fill out that describes the accessibility characteristics of their products.
- WYSIWYG - "What You See Is What You Get." Refers to editing applications that display the current document in the format it will ultimately appear. For example, a form layout tool which is used to design user interfaces may allow the user to construct a GUI in the same format it will appear when the application is run.