May 23, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading the Course Codes

This section will help you understand our course coding system so you can easily find the course you are looking for. This section also explains the transferability of courses, and special requirements for admission into some courses.

Transfer Courses

All Colorado Guaranteed Transfer courses are marked with a diamond (◆) icon. For courses outside of the Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Curriculum, Colorado Mountain College uses standard Colorado numbering and titles for many transfer-level courses. This coding is part of a statewide system to ease the transfer process by standardizing titles and descriptions for additional transfer-level courses. As part of the State Guaranteed Transfer Curriculum, public two-year colleges in Colorado use the same titles, numbers and descriptions for transfer-level courses that are offered by more than one school  (see “Course Numbers” below ). Courses marked with an asterisk (✽) apply to the CMC AA and AS degrees and are generally accepted in transfer by two or more Colorado public four-year colleges or universities. A list of these institutions and the specific courses they accept is available from your counselor or adviser. This list can be very helpful as you plan your schedule and prepare for transfer. Requirements may change, so check with the receiving institution for its current catalog.

Course Letters

The alphabetic codes at the beginning of each course description abbreviate both the content of the course and the department offering it. For example, Math courses are listed under the alphabetic code MAT. Business courses can be found under BUS, English under ENG, and so on. Courses which include “Developmental” in their title are  designed to develop basic skills for students working below college-level in reading, study skills, math and English. These courses do not apply toward graduation, but help students advance from any level of ability through two years of college.

Course Numbers

The numeric portion of the code is based on the following:

  1. Developmental, basic, pre-college and non-credit courses are numbered 000-099 and 900-999. These do not apply toward Colorado Mountain College certificates or degrees.
  2. Courses numbered 100-499 apply toward Colorado Mountain College certificates and degrees. Not all courses apply to all degrees. Check the catalog description of each degree to determine whether the course can be applied to the degree in which you are interested.
  3. Courses marked with an asterisk (✽) in the Course Description section apply to the CMC AA or AS degrees. State Guaranteed Transfer Courses are marked with a diamond (◆)
  4. Courses numbered 700-799 are noncredit courses which grant Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
  5. Courses numbered 800-899 are usually offered for high school students. These do not apply to Colorado Mountain College degrees and certificates.
  6. For transcript evaluation purposes, a historical record of all previous equivalent course codes is included at the end of the course description.

Course Co-requisites and Prerequisites

Some classes require previous coursework before you can enroll. These are listed as prerequisites after the title of each course description. If a course requires you to take another class simultaneously, the second course will be listed as a co-requisite. These are also listed after the title of each course description.

Course Credits and Clock Hours

Clock hours are listed at the end of each course description. Credits are determined by the number and type of clock hours assigned to each course. For example, 15 lecture hours, 30 laboratory hours or 45 hours of cooperative work experience or nursing clinical each yield one credit hour. Some classes combine these types of instruction.
The following are the current codes for each type of instruction:

CLIN Clinical Practicum
COOP Cooperative Education
ELU Elluminate
IVS Interactive Video
LAB Laboratory
LEC Lecture
LECLB Lecture/Lab Combination
TWEB TeleWeb
WEB Online

It is important to note that courses cannot be funded by federal student aid unless those courses in which the student enrolls are defined as part of that student’s academic degree program by the Colorado Mountain College catalog.