Common Course Numbering

Common Course Numbering (CCN) is a program that makes commonly shared courses among Washington community and technical colleges have the same course number and title. As of summer quarter 2008, over 400 courses have new numbers or titles because of this program. Previous course numbers and/or titles are still applicable, and their transferability to universities is not affected.

Common courses are identifiable with an ampersand (‘&’) in the course number (e.g. ENGL& 101).

If you took a class that was later changed by common course numbering, your transcripts will continue to use the course name and title used prior to the change.  You can look up courses that have changed using a statewide database created by the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.

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Last Updated April 29, 2019