TX Common Course Numbering System highlight

May 19, 2009 at 9:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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In the Texas
Common Course Numbering System each course is identified by a four-character
"rubric" (i.e. prefix or department abbreviation) and a four-digit
number:



The rubric is always four upper-case alphabetic
characters.

The
first digit of the course
number
 denotes the academic
level of the course; the second digit denotes the credit value of the course in
semester hours; and the third and fourth digits establish course sequencing
and/or distinguish the course from others of the same level, credit value, and
rubric.

"Uncommon" Courses

Texas community
colleges have adopted TCCNS rubrics/numbers as their internal course numbering
system. However, many courses at two-year institutions are not actually common
in content, nor generally transferable to universities, and assignment of a
Common Number to such courses is inappropriate.

For this reason the
system provides several means by which to indicate courses are not part of the
TCCNS :

  • "7" as the third digit of the number excludes a course from TCCNS guidelines, even though
    the rubric and the course number conform to the TCCNS format. Such courses
    are not presumed transferable under TCCNS guidelines, though receiving
    institutions are free to recognize them according to their normal transfer
    practices.
  • "0" (zero) as the first digit of the number identifies a course as subfreshman-level and therefore
    remedial/developmental in content. Such courses are not presumed
    transferable under TCCNS guidelines, though receiving institutions are
    free to recognize them according to their normal transfer practices.
  • Any course carrying a nonstandard rubric is not part of the TCCNS and is not presumed
    transferable under TCCNS guidelines, though receiving institutions are
    free to recognize such courses according to their normal transfer
    practices. (See the
     list of approved TCCNS
    rubrics
    , below.)
Approved TCCNS Rubrics:

ACCT

Accounting

AGRI

Agriculture

ANTH

Anthropology

ARAB

Arabic Language

ARCH

Architecture

ARTS

Art (including Studio Art, Art
Education, & Art History)

BCIS

Business Computer Information
Systems

BIOL

Biology (including General
Biology, Botany, Microbiology, & Zoology)

BUSI

Business

CHEM

Chemistry

CHIN

Chinese Language 

COMM

Communications (including
Advertising, Journalism, & Radio/Television/Film)

COSC

Computer Science

CRIJ

Criminal Justice

CZEC

Czechoslovakian Language 

DANC

Dance

DRAM

Drama/Theatre

ECON

Economics

EDUC

Education

ENGL

English

ENGR

Engineering

ENGT

Engineering Technology 

ENVR

Environmental Science

FORE

Forestry

FREN

French Language 

GEOG

Geography

GEOL

Geology

GERM

German Language

GOVT

Government

GREE

Greek Language 

HECO

Home Economics

HIST

History

HORT

Horticulture

HUMA

Humanities

ITAL

Italian Language 

JAPN

Japanese Language 

KINE

Kinesiology (alternative to PHED)

KORE

Korean Language

LATI

Latin Language 

MATH

Mathematics

MUAP

Applied Music

MUEN

Music Ensemble

MUSI

Music

PHED

Physical Education (alternative to
KINE)

PHIL

Philosophy

PHYS

Physics (including Astronomy &
Physical Science)

PORT

Portuguese Language

PSYC

Psychology

REAL

Real Estate

RNSG

Nursing

RUSS

Russian Language 

SGNL

American Sign Language

SOCI

Sociology

SOCW

Social Work

SPAN

Spanish Language 

SPCH

Speech

TECA

(Texas Early Childhood
Articulation) 

VIET

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