Usually part of the acronym pertaining to a community college, or "junior college." These types of colleges are without residential facilities and are often funded by the government.
These types of schools are much more affordable than major universities and can be used, in most occasions, to get into a major university after two years without taking the ACT or SAT, among other reasons. They also usually offer only Associate's Degree programs unless planning to transfer.
Many people think of them as colleges for the dumb or poor, and are often called "NAME High" by the ignorant who don't deserve to go to U of M for being able to throw a football. No offense to football.
Terrance: "Hey man, did you get into Michigan
Billy: "Nah, I have to go to the crappy CC
here because I didn't get my scholarship and my dad got laid off. This IS Michigan after all."
Terrance: "Oh. Too bad your parents aren't rich like mine!"
Billy: "Yeah, go fuck