Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2024 Catalog 
    
2022-2024 Catalog

Course Numbering System


Tarrant County College is a member of the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS). The common course number facilitates the transfer of these courses between and among participating colleges and universities. Courses with a “+” in the title are academic courses from the Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) and have been assigned a common course number.


Each course is identified by its course prefix/rubric and course number. For example:

Diagram of the course prefix and rubric and course number

Four-Letter Course Prefix/Rubric

Indicates the discipline. For example, ENGL = English; BIOL = Biology; MATH = Mathematics, etc.

Four-Digit Course Number

Course Level:

The first digit indicates the course level:

  • A “0” in the first digit in a course number indicates the course is a sub-freshman-level course.
  • A “1” in the first digit in a course number indicates the course is a freshman-level course.
  • A “2” in the first digit in a course number indicates the course is a sophomore-level course.

Credit Hours: The second digit in a course number indicates the credit hours.

Unique Identifier: The third digit in a course number distinguish the course from other of the same level, credit value, and prefix.

  • For Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) courses, a “7” as the third digit indicates the course is a Local Need Course. A “6” or “8” indicate the course is External Learning (Clinical, Cooperative Education, or Internship. A “9” indicates it is Special Topics Course.

Course Sequence: The fourth digit in a course number indicates the course sequence.