The Colorado Community College Common Courses (Common Course Numbering System – CCNS) has been developed to facilitate ease of transfer for community college students from one community college to the other and from the community college to the four-year educational institutions, to improve program planning, to increase communication among all of the colleges, and to facilitate articulation arrangements from high schools to the community colleges. The scope includes all courses offered for credit at the community colleges, and the structure is content specific rather than program, department or discipline specific. The goal of the CCNS is to establish consistency in course offerings across the system.
Courses with common content carry the same prefix, number, title, credits, description, competencies and outline. These commonly described courses facilitate transfer and articulation arrangements for Colorado’s secondary and community college students and ensure curriculum quality across the colleges.