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Common Course Numbering

Our course numbers have changed.

Beginning with registration for summer quarter 2008, approximately 400 courses offered by the Community Colleges of Spokane have course prefix, course number and/or titles that have changed because of Common Course Numbering.

Common Course Numbering (CCN) is a state-mandate requiring Washington community and technical colleges to share identical course prefix, number and/or titles. Most of the changed courses are academic transfer courses. Others are professional/technical, but also exist as part of a direct transfer agreement. The intent of the mandate is to assist students who transfer between the community and technical colleges in Washington State.

Courses identified as part of the Common Course Numbering system were reviewed for equivalence by the statewide Articulation and Transfer Council, comprised of academic deans and student services representatives. When an equivalency was unclear, faculty were convened to review the course for CCN determination.

The courses identified as common between community and technical colleges have an "&" after the course prefix, e.g., ENG 101 is now ENGL& 101. The "&" is the common course identifier recognized among Washington state community and technical Colleges. To maintain consistency of course prefixes, any subject area having a common course will use a 4-character prefix and add an "&" suffix to indicate a CCN course. For example, previously at SCC all English classes used the course prefix "ENG." Beginning summer quarter, English classes have the prefix of "ENGL" or if it is a CCN course "ENGL&."

For more information, see the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges website.