Course numbering and credit
Under the new system which went into effect in 2003, non-transfer and transfer
courses are clearly distinguished by specific number ranges (100-299 for nontransfer
courses; 300-499 for transfer courses). In most departments, courses
are now numbered in prerequisite order (MATH 25, 32, 100, 120, & 300,
1-99 Basic Skills and Developmental courses are numbered 1-99. They are not
acceptable for associate degree or transfer credit.
100-299 College-level, non-transfer courses are numbered 100-299. they are
primarily occupational or technical and meet associate degree requirements
such as apprenticeships and fire technology. Some are acceptable for
transfer by four-year institutions offering degrees in similar subject matter.
Check with your counselor.
300-499 College-level, transfer courses are numbered 300-499. They meet
requirements for associate degrees and are generally accepted for transfer to
four-year institutions to meet major, general education, breadth, or elective
credit requirements. Check with your counselors regarding transferability of
course to the University of California, private colleges, and out-of-state
1000-1999 Courses at the 1000 level are typically continuing education courses for
working professionals who need to update their skills for employment or
licensure. The number range 1000-1999 also includes contract education
courses offered by the Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center
and other college units. The 1000 number may also be used for tutoring
and other attendance-only courses such as Supervised Tutoring (e.g., HSER
1000 or HCD 1000), and for block scheduling purposes (e.g., Learning