Common Course Numbering and Prefixes

Course Numbers, Transfer Identification and Common Course Numbering System

Trinity Valley Community College participates in the Texas Common Course Numbering System which is designed to assist students who are transferring between institutions of higher education. Each course is assigned an alphabetic prefix which specifies the department offering the course as well as a four-digit number.

  • The first of four digits identify the academic level of the course. Freshman, or first- year, courses are designated by a 1; whereas, sophomore, or second- year, courses are designated by a 2.
  • The second digit specifies the number of semester credit hours awarded for completion of the course. The third and fourth digits establish course sequences within a program area.

Each TVCC course also has three numbers in parentheses following the course title. The first number indicates the number of credit hours for the course, the second number indicates the number of lecture hours which the course meets each week and the third number indicates the number of lab hours which the course meets each week. For example, (3-3-2) indicates a three-semester credit hour course that meets for three lecture hours and two laboratory hours each week. Developmental studies and developmental co-requisite courses are an exception to this designation. They carry no semester hour credit and cannot be used for graduation purposes.

Course Prefix Code Cross-Referenced by Discipline

Discipline Rubric
Accounting ACNT, ACCT
Agriculture AGRI
Arts ARTS
Automotive Technology AUMT
Biology BIOL
Business & Office Administration BMGT, BUSG, BUSI, ITSW, POFT, POFI, MRMT
Chemistry CHEM
Communications COMM
Computer Science BCIS, ITSY, COSC, ITSE, ITSC, ITSW, ITNW, IMED, GAME, ITSY
Co-requisite Developmental DECO
Cosmetology CSME
Cosmetology Student Instructor CSME
Criminal Justice CJCR, CJLE, CJSA, CRIJ
Dance DANC
Drafting Design Technology ARCE, DFTG, ARTC, ENGR, MCHN
Drama DRAM
Early Childhood Development CDEC, TECA
Economics ECON
Education EDUC
Emergency Medical Technology EMSP
Engineering ENGR
English ENGL
Fire Science Technology FIRT
French FREN
Geography GEOG
Government GOVT
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration HART
History HIST
Humanities HUMA
Kinesiology KINE
Legal Assistant Technology POFL, LGLA
Management BUSG, BMGT, HRPO, MRKG
Mathematics MATH
Mechanical Engineering Technology EGRT, INMT, MCHN
Medical Office Technology POFM, MRMT, MDCA
Medical/Nursing Assistant Program ECRD, GERS, HITT, HPRS, MDCA, NURA, PLAB, POFM
Music MUEN, MUSI, MUAP
Nursing--Associate Degree Nursing RNSG
Patient Care Technology ECRD, NUPC, NURA, MDCA, HPRS
Pharmacy Technician PHRA
Philosophy PHIL
Physics PHYS
Psychology PSYC
Ranch Management AGCR, AGEQ, AGAH, AGMG
Real Estate RELE
Sociology SOCI, SOC
Spanish SPAN
Speech SPCH
Surgical Technology SRGT
Vocational Nursing VNSG
Welding WLDG

For more information about the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCN) or for a listing of participating institutions, contact the office of the vice president of instruction or the Advising Center.