C-ID - Course Identification Number System

Transfer Model Curriculum Information

In response to Senate Bill 1440 (Padilla, 2010), the Academic Senates for California Community Colleges and California State University decided to develop a faculty-led, state-wide, concerted effort to identify the course content for new associate degrees for transfer, which simultaneously award students an associate degree and prepare them for special benefits/guarantees upon transfer to CSU.  The C-ID infrastructure is being used to develop and vet the transfer model curriculum (TMC) in each of the most common transfer majors.  Further, C-ID is being used to develop “descriptors” for all the courses in the TMCs, providing assurances to students and faculty that courses offered at one institution are comparable to those elsewhere, provided they have the same C-ID number.  Once a TMC has been drafted by intersegmental discipline faculty, it is vetted on the C-ID site where feedback is posted by a wider sampling of faculty.  Once finalized, TMCs become available for community colleges to use as they develop their associate degree for transfer. 

Associate degrees for transfer are either AS-T degrees (for STEM and CTE programs) or AA-T degrees (for all other programs). 

Please see below for the TMCs currently available for local consideration or degree submission (CCCCO template available). Note that any indicated general education status is a potential articulation that a course may carry; courses at individual colleges may vary.

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The Chancellor’s Office has posted examples of AA-T and AS-T degrees that they have approved. You can view these examples by visiting their website. Click here.

Finalized TMCs

Transfer Model Curricula Date Reviewed CCCCO Template Available?
Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice May 17, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Agriculture Animal Sciences November 26, 2013 Anticipated Sept 1, 2014
Agriculture Business November 26, 2013 Anticipated Sept 1, 2014
Agriculture Plant Sciences November 26, 2013 Anticipated Sept 1, 2014
Anthropology September 20, 2012
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Art History June 19, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Business Administration June 25, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Chemistry November 26, 2013 TBA
Communication Studies January 25, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Computer Science July 19, 2012
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Early Childhood Education (ECE) May 17, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Economics November 26, 2013 Yes
Elementary Education February 22, 2012
(Revised August 29, 2012)
Yes
English June 30, 2011
(Revised April 11, 2013)
Yes
Film, Television and Electronic Media May 23, 2013 Delayed due to TOP code issue
Geography May 10, 2012
(Revised May 24, 2012)
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Geology May 13, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
History May 17, 2011
(Updated January 4, 2013)
Yes
Journalism June 7, 2012
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Kinesiology June 15, 2011
(Updated January 4, 2012)
Yes
Mathematics March 24, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Music February 22, 2012
(Revised June 4, 2012)
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Philosophy December 10, 2012 Yes
Physics May 13, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Political Science June 19, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Psychology January 10, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012 and April 22, 2013)
Yes
Sociology January 20, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Spanish December 10, 2012 Yes
Studio Arts June 20, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes
Theatre May 16, 2011
(Updated December 4, 2012)
Yes

Similar CSU degrees can be found on the SB1440 counseling page at: http://www.sb1440.org/Counseling.aspx.


Model Curricula - Vetting Open

Engineering Engineering
(Closes May 5, 2014)

 

TMCs - Vetting Closed

Biology Closed April 7, 2014
Child and Adolescent Development Closed February 10, 2014
Nutrition/Dietetics Closed February 24, 2014

 

Model Curricula - Vetting Closed

Nursing Model Curriculum Closed February 10, 2014
Information and Communication Technologies Closed February 24, 2014

Further information on the background and development of the model curriculum is available through this PowerPoint presented at COADN. Please click here to download the document.

 

TMCs - In the queue

  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Graphic Arts/Graphic Design
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality/Hotel Management
  • Social Work