5.300 - Course Numbering Convention

UHCC Policy Chapter 5, Academic Affairs
UHCC Policy 5.300, Course Numbering Convention
Effective Date: November 2013
Prior Dates Amended: April 2018 (recodified)
Responsible Office: Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges
Governing Board of Regents Policy: N/A
Review Date: February 2021


I. Purpose: 

The purpose of the policy is to facilitate and promote transparency and standardization of course numbering across the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges.

II. Definitions: 

The Chancellor will ensure that courses offered by the college are numbered using the standard UH numbering convention.

III. Executive Policy: 

  1. New or revised courses following the effective date of this policy will use the following numbering convention:
    1. Courses numbered 1 – 99: are generally not transferable to a baccalaureate-level program. The receiving institution makes the determination of what is and is not transferable.
    2. Courses numbered 100 - 499: Within the UH system, credit for courses numbered 100 - 499 will transfer as baccalaureate-level credit. (Credit may not always be applicable to specific degree or program requirements).
    3. Courses with numbers ending in 99 (99, 199, 299, and 399): are reserved for special studies, directed reading or independent studies.
    4. Courses with numbers ending 97 or 98 (97, 197, 98, 198, 297, 298, 397, 398): are reserved for experimental courses. Experimental courses must be converted and assigned a non-experimental number within three years.
    5. Courses with numbers ending 93 (93, 193, 293, 393): are reserved for cooperative education.
  2. Assessment of the Process
    1. At least once within a five-year cycle, all courses offered by the college will be reviewed to ensure compliance with the numbering convention and that revisions are made as required.
    2. The UHCC Associate Vice President Academic Affairs will schedule a review of this policy every five years or earlier if needed.

V. Contact Information: 

Subject Matter Experts

Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges, telephone number 956-7038 or email at ovpcc@hawaii.edu

VI. References: 

  1. UH Systemwide Executive Policy EP 5.209 University of Hawai‘i System Student Transfer and Inter-Campus Articulation PDF icon
  2. University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges Policy 5.301 Common Course Numbering

VII. Exhibits and Appendices: 

A. No Exhibits and Appendices found.

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