As of Summer Quarter 2008, all Washington state community and technical colleges are using a
Common Course Numbering (CCN) system. The system identifies courses that are equivalent at community
colleges throughout the state to make it easier for students who may transfer between two-year colleges.
Some course numbers, prefixes and titles have been changed to comply with these new standards.
The courses with an ampersand “&” after the prefix code are part of the Common Course Numbering
system. However, courses without an “&” will continue to transfer between two-year and
four-year colleges under individual Direct Transfer Agreements, as in the past.
The CCN list page shows the courses that have been changed
to implement the new system. Changes may include one or more of the following -
Changes are highlighted in red.
Bold red indicates a change in prefix designation and/or course number.
Some prefix subject areas have only one or two courses with changes.
Click on the links below to go directly to the subject prefix and see the changes:
If a prefix does not appear on the list above, it is not affected by the CCN at this time, and all those course designations remain the same.
The FAQ page answers questions about the Common Course Numbering system.
For further questions about the CCN contact the district coordinator for CCN,
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