Common Course Numbers

During Summer 2008, EvCC changed a variety of course numbers and titles to come in line with a common course numbering process for the community colleges in Washington. The primary purpose of this process was to enable students to know that CCN-identified courses taken at one community college will be the same as those courses at another community college. All CCN courses are identified with an ampersand (&) in the course number. For example: ENGL& 101. View a list of some of the re-numbered courses Spreadsheet Icon. This list is not definitive and may change slightly as the College continually updates its curriculum.

The following points will help you understand the effect of this change on you.

  1. Your previous courses WILL remain on your transcript and will be applicable to a certificate or degree under the normal graduation requirements.
  2. Some department titles, such as Anthropology (ANTHR) and Speech (SPCH), will be changed to a new department title, such as ANTH and CMST. These changes may or may not include CCN courses with an ampersand (&).
  3. Some course numbers will change. For example, MATH 140 becomes MATH& 141.
  4. Each CCN course, if it reflects a change in title and number from last year, will indicate its former number. For example, "CHEM& 110 Chemical Concepts with Lab…..(Formerly CHEM 100.)" This notation will phase out over time.
  5. If you are following a sequence, particularly in the math and science areas, you should work closely with an advisor to assure that you do not repeat a course you have already taken, and that you can identify the next course in the sequence. For example, the "old" course BIOL 160, Cellular Biology, has been changed to BIOL& 211, Majors Cellular, and the next course in that sequence is BIOL& 212, Majors Animals.
  6. Courses that list prerequisites will also list the new CCNs.
  7. Courses taken under an "old" number, and repeated under a new CCN will not be eligible for the course repeat policy for the purpose of improving a grade in the "old" course unless approved by the Dean of that department or the instructor. This process will only be in effect until June 1, 2009.

In all cases, it is valuable to have a copy of the EvCC Catalog. You can also review the course listings online by either looking at the online catalog, or at individual classes offered each quarter.

Please note, these common course numbers do not guarantee transfer or indicate any specific commonality with university course numbers, though advisors make every effort to work closely with our state universities to assure smooth transfer of courses and degrees. Courses will be transferable or not depending on their content and equivalence to university courses, regardless of if they are a community college common course number or not. In other words, the "&" is not a guarantee of any enhanced transferability. The curriculum guide for your particular interest area can be very helpful in planning your transfer. Meet with an advisor soon to work out a plan for yourself, using a curriculum guide checklist.