Mar 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Course Numbering System

During past years, Tarrant County College changed all course numbers to comply with a statewide plan to identify most courses with common numbers. The numbers are assigned in three ways:

  1. The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) was adopted by most Texas public and private colleges and universities in the early 1980s. It is designed to facilitate maximum transferability of academic courses among Texas institutions. TCCNS courses must be accepted in transfer by any Texas public college or university that offers the same course. TITLES IN BOLD MARKED WITH ‘+’ ARE COURSES COVERED BY THE TRANSFER GUARANTEE.
  2. The Texas Workforce Education Numbering System (WECM) was mandated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. It is designed to identify equivalent occupational courses, to facilitate their transfer between occupational degree programs, and to assure the recognition by business and industry.
  3. Courses not identified by TCCNS or WECM numbers are assigned a local Tarrant County College course number. All developmental courses have an assigned number.
Common Course Number System
All have four-letter department abbreviations.
Each course has a four-digit number.
  • The first digit indicates the level at which a course is taught, as follows:

1=Freshman or introductory level.
2=Sophomore or intermediate or advanced.

  • The second digit indicates the semester credit hour value of the course.
  • The third and fourth digits establish type of institution and course sequence.

Courses with TCCNS numbers are highlighted with ‘+’ following the course title. Three figures in parentheses follow each course title indicating the number of semester hours credit, the number of lecture hours per week, and the number of laboratory hours per week.