Basic Course Information

Course Discipline

Choose the correct department/discipline from the drop-down menu. If you do not see your department listed, contact your curriculum co-chair.

Course Number

1-49: CSU/UC transferable course (Baccalaureate level)
50-99: College level, not transferable (Associate level)
100-199: developmental/remedial (Non-degree applicable)
200-299: basic skills-technical/ESL courses
500-599: Non-credit courses (Adult Education)

Course Title

​This is the descriptor used to identify the course in the Schedule of Classes and the College Catalog. The CCCCO limits this field to a maximum of 68 characters including punctuation and spaces.

If the course is part of a series make sure each has a distinct title (e.g. American History I and American History II).

Short Title

​Length of course title limited to 19 characters including punctuation and spaces. This limit corresponds to the Datatel Short Course Title field, which is used on both the students' transcripts and WebAdvisor.

If the course is part of a series, make sure each short title is distinct (e.g., Amer Hist I and Amer Hist II).

Catalog Description

Provide a brief overview of the course, clearly identifying critical or key content areas for the student. Do not include information about cross-listings or conditions of enrollment, as this information is entered into separate fields.

Proposal Information​

Rationale for Proposal

Enter a detailed rationale for your proposal, particularly for new courses and inactivations. For revisions, include an overview of what areas have been changed (updating SLOs, revising content for C-ID, etc.).  This information aids the curriculum committee, Board of Trustees, and State Chancellor's Office in curriculum approval. ​

First Semester/Year Intended to Offer

Select the semester and year for which you would like this proposal to become active. Note that your proposed start date is subject to all local and state approval timelines. The Curriculum Committee may assign an effective term later than your proposed start date.

  • Typically, your proposed start should be one year out from your proposals (Fall to next Fall, Spring to next Spring).
  • You may enter a term further than one year ahead; if state approval occurs before this date, implementation will wait until the date you have entered.