Use C-ID to Determine Similarity of CCC and CSU Courses

Resolution Number
Assigned to
C-ID Leadership
Intersegmental Issues
Status Report

C-ID course descriptors are currently used to determine similarity in the Transfer Model Curriculum.

Whereas, SB 1440 (Padilla, 2010) restricts the California State University (CSU) from requiring students to repeat courses at CSU that are “similar” to courses taken as part of a degree developed in response to SB 1440;

Whereas, Similar courses were not defined in the law resulting from SB 1440, and any determination of curricular similarity must be made by faculty; and

Whereas, The Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) provides descriptors for California community college courses that commonly transfer;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the use of C-ID processes as a means of determining whether California community colleges and CSU courses are similar.

MSC Disposition: Chancellor’s Office, Local Senates