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Articulation Basics. Sheila Lau Director of Articulation & Orientation November 17, 2011. Canada College Articulation/Transfer Quick Facts. Did you know that Canada College has… 377 UC transferable courses? 827 CSU transferable courses? 175 IGETC applicable courses - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Sheila LauDirector of Articulation & Orientation November 17, 2011Articulation Basics

  • Canada CollegeArticulation/Transfer Quick FactsDid you know that Canada College has 377 UC transferable courses? 827 CSU transferable courses?

    175 IGETC applicable courses 286 CSU GE applicable courses

  • Transfer Statistics2 of 3 students earning a degree from CSU began at a CCC.In Fall 2011, over 80% of Community College Transfers were admitted to a UC campus!Transfers are performing well at UC.First-year persistence rate is over 93%.Over 80% graduate after 3 years at UC; 86% graduate after 4 years. (average time to degree post transfer: 2.4 years)These rates are similar to, or greater than, those achieved by native UC freshman.

  • CCC/University Transfer Snapshot

    Bachelors Degree (120-134 sem units)CCC Yr.1CCCYr. 2UniversityYr. 3UniversityYr. 4Developmental Courses---Writing, Math, ReadingGen Ed/Admission Reqs---(IGETC/CSU GE)Lower Division Major PrepElectives (if possible)Upper Division GEUpper Division Major ReqsGrad Reqs (that werent fulfilled at CCC)

  • Workshop TopicsArticulation BasicsDefinition and Goals of ArticulationRole of the Articulation OfficerTypes of Articulation Agreements Process OverviewCriteria for Transferable CoursesArticulation TimelinesTips for Successful Articulation Helpful ResourcesHow to use ASSIST

  • Course Articulation is: The process of developing a formal, written agreement that identifies a course from a sending campus that is comparable to, or acceptable in lieu of, a specific course at a receiving campus.ENGL 100 = ENGL 1A

  • GOALS OF ARTICULATIONAssists students in meeting both admission and general education requirements Reduces or eliminates lower division major preparation to be taken at four-year collegesHelps students progress to the next level of educationHelps create a smooth and seamless transfer for students planning to complete their education at a 4-year college

  • ArticulationIs the silent engine that drivesstudent transfer!

  • Articulation Officer

    Serve as a facilitator in all aspects of the articulation process.Manage, update and disseminate current, accurate articulation data (ASSIST, OSCAR, UC, CSU).Initiate process, timely follow-up, working collaboratively with Canada faculty as well as faculty from receiving campuses.Serve as a consultant to the curriculum committee.Be a resource, advocate, and liaison to all faculty, staff, and students as appropriate.Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Types of Articulation Agreements

  • Transfer Credit

    Executive Order 167 (1973) is the governing document that authorizes CCCs to determine which courses will be CSU transferable.Approved courses are included on the CSU Baccalaureate List (Bacc List) and considered elective credit unless otherwise specified.The Bacc List is used by all 23 CSUs to view which CCC courses are transferable.The Bacc List is updated by the Articulation Assistant after courses have been approved by the Canada Curriculum Committee.

  • CSU Bacc List Submission Process

  • Transfer Credit

    Courses are sent annually to the UC Office of the President for review Courses must meet criteria for transfer credit as outlined by the UC Office of the President Approved courses are included on the UC Transfer Course Agreement (UCTCA) and can be found at

  • UC Transfer Course Agreement Submission Process

  • Basic Guidelines For UC TransferThe basic principles used in determining the transferability of community college courses are:

    The course should be comparable to one offered at the lower division level on any of the UC campuses.

    If the course is not equivalent to any offered at UC, it must be appropriate for a university degree in terms of its purpose, scope, and depth.

  • Examples of Specific Guidelines for UC Transferable Courses

    Social SciencesCourses should provide students with an understanding of the development and basic features of societies and cultures. Courses may include an examination of the historic and contemporary ideas that have shaped our world, an examination of the nature and principles of individual and group behaviors, or a study of social science methodologies. Courses that are primarily for personal enrichment are not appropriate for transfer.

    Statistics/ProbabilityThese courses may be found in the social sciences, mathematics, economics and science departments. At minimum, statistics courses must have a prerequisite of intermediate algebra or its equivalent. A second course in statistics may be acceptable if content is sequential and not duplicative.

  • Course-To-Course Agreements

    Course-to-course agreements identify courses that have been found to be comparable in pre-requisites, content, objectives, and unit value.These type of agreements are negotiated by Canada and individual campuses (CSUs, UCs, and Privates).Course agreements can be used for admission, general education, and major preparation requirements.

  • Major-to-Major Agreements

    This type of articulation is created from course articulation (often from many departments) to support majors commonly selected by transfer students Major articulation provides a more direct path to prepare students for major preparation than that of course articulation alone.Major articulation is negotiated between Canada and each 4 year campus individually.

  • General Education PatternsCSU General Education Breadth (39 units): Accepted by all 23 CSUs to clear lower division GE Updated annually E.O. 595 lists criteria for CSU GE courses (1993)IGETC (37-39 units): Accepted by CSUs and UCs (most) to clear lower division GE Updated annually IGETC courses must be CSU and UC transferable More restrictive than CSU GE (grade of C or higher)

  • Articulation Deadlines UC Transfer Course Agreement: June 1Approved courses are effective fall semester of year submitted CSU Transfer Credit (Baccalaureate List): Deadlines Vary depending on curriculum CSU GE Breadth/IGETC: December 15Approved courses effective fall semester of year submitted

  • Tips for Articulation Success

    Plan ahead!Pay attention to deadlines!Consult with the Articulation Officer.Research!Utilize the criteria available for the articulation of courses (e.g. UC and CSU guidelines).Clearly show how the content in the course outline correspond with the stated objectives of the course.Work with CC Technical Review members

  • Helpful Resources


    Web Address

    Information Available


    Articulation and Transfer Information


    Links to all CSUs plus information on CSU system


    Links to all UCs plus information on UC system

    CCC Chancellors Office


    Curriculum development, articulation, transfer and Title V information

    CSU Mentor

    Online campus tours, financial aid information, and online CSU application

    UC Pathways

    UC Transfer information, links to UCs, financial aid, and online application


    Information and links to many CA independent and private colleges

    College Source

    Features over 32,960 U.S. college catalogs online

  • CSU Baccalaureate ListCSU GE BreadthUC Transferable Course AgreementsIGETCMajor preparationCourse Search Function:;jsessionid=21EBEBE4BFA514570996138169068D19User name: canadafacPassword: lavender

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  • Please feel free to contact me if you have additional questions or are interested in knowing more about the articulation processCONTACT INFORMATIONSheila LauBuilding 9-128Extension