C-ID is a supranumber, a faculty-driven system to assign numbers to significant transfer courses, and a response to needs of transfer partners and their transfer initiatives. Each C-ID number identifies a lower-division, transferable course commonly articulated between the California Community Colleges and universities (including Universities of California, the California State Universities, as well as with many of California's independent colleges and universities). While C-ID’s focus is on courses that transfer, some disciplines may opt to develop descriptors for courses that may not transfer to UC or CSU.
The C-ID number is a designation that ties that course to a specific course “descriptor” that was developed by intersegmental discipline faculty and reviewed statewide. It provides information for students, staff and faculty who must identify which community college courses best meet the expectations transfer partners have for courses that contribute to transfer into a major at specific universities or fulfill general education requirements. The C-ID descriptor also provides information for ongoing curriculum development and revision of lower division courses.
Once the descriptor for a course has undergone wide discipline review, it is posted for general viewing. Individual college courses are compared to the minimum requirements set by these descriptors. Any community college course that bears the C-ID supranumber conveys that faculty have determined it meets the published course content, rigor, and student learning outcomes. The C-ID descriptor also means that any other course elsewhere, bearing the same number will be accepted by the institution.
C-ID system began by numbering courses in 20 disciplines that are among those most frequently transferred. The next area of focus has been on the courses in the TMC, the Transfer Model Curriculum. C-ID will then expand to include more and more courses each year. Click above to view the current status of course descriptors and C-ID numbers in an array of transfer disciplines.
This continuous process of review, revision, and assigning of numbers means that this website will be a dynamic one—so watch this site for frequent updates and new information.
For additional information about C-ID, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is funded by the California Community College System Office and is a collaborative effort of the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges, the Academic Senate of the California State University, the Academic Senate of the University of California, and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities.