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The Wyoming Common Course Numbering System (CCNS) was developed in cooperation with the community colleges and the University of Wyoming to develop and maintain a common transfer process system that uses common course numbering for all undergraduate courses provided at the community colleges and the University of Wyoming.
The development and ongoing maintenance of the statewide course numbering system, including determining course equivalencies, shall be accomplished with the assistance of appropriate committees that shall include faculty members and staff of the community colleges and the University of Wyoming.
70% Rule Explained
Course content and principles need to be at least 70% similar to be considered an equivalent course. These courses are considered an equivalent.
ZOO 2450-Fish and Wildlife Management in the Anthropocene-Credits 4
Cross Listed: ENR 2450
Prerequisite: LIFE 1010, LIFE 2022, and COM1
Northern Wyoming Community College District Example
ZOO 2450 Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management (3 credits)
BIOL 1010 General Biology I and one of the following: BIOL 2020 General Biology II or BIOL 2022 Animal Biology.
Academic Transfer Course (also known as General Elective and/or Transfer Course)- Is typically a community college credit course with a 1000-1499, 2000-2499, 3000-3499, 4000-4499 number, that transfers to a four-year, baccalaureate degree granting institution. These courses are not usually classified as an occupational or developmental education courses.
Articulated Course: A course that has been discussed through articulation that has been determined to transfer from at least one college to another for credit.
Articulation – The meeting, communication, and collaboration among the Wyoming community colleges and the University of Wyoming to facilitate student transfer between and among the institutions
Career Technical Education (CTE) Course – Is typically a community college credit course with 1500-1999 and 2500-2999 numbers, that does not transfer to a four-year, baccalaureate degree granting institution.
Common Course - Community college credit courses numbered 010-999, 1000-1999 or 2000-2999 that are offered by least two Wyoming Community Colleges or are numbered 1000-1499 or 2000-2499 are offered by UW and at least one Wyoming community college.
Course Coordinator – The person at each community college and UW who is the contact for the Wyoming common course numbering system.
Course Designation - The identification of a course as either an academic transfer course or CTE course
Developmental Education/Remedial Courses – Courses numbered 010-999 are offered to prepare students with skills needed to successfully complete college level courses. These courses normally are not degree or certificate requirements nor do they transfer.
Equivalent Course – A common course, offered for credit, that is approved by a UW department head by the CCNSC as having at least 70 percent similar content and outcomes to a course offered at another college and fulfills the same requirements as a UW course. An equivalent course may also be a course approved by a UW department head as having similar content and fulfilling the same requirements as a UW course. Faculty are often consulted to determine equivalency. Career and technical education courses transferred between Wyoming Community Colleges will be evaluated by the receiving institution’s Registrar for equivalency.
General Elective and Transfer Course – A 1000-1499 and 2000-2499 credit course which is generally accepted for transfer to a four year, baccalaureate degree granting institution. These courses are not usually classified as an occupational or developmental education courses.
The submitted course (s) are equivalent to a Career and Technical Education (CTE) elective via ELEC 1100 if pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree (non-transferable if not pursuing a BAS degree). This determination will involve courses numbered at the sending institution 1500-1999 and 2500-2999.
While technically all course number changes go through the UCRC, Janelle Krueger (UCRC Chair) and UW administration agree that this situation is a one-time unique event as a result of the legislative direction that should be processed administratively through the Office of the Registrar. If the courses were to go through the UCRC, they would ultimately be rubber stamping the proposals without much/any discussion, so it creates efficiencies at many levels to handle them directly through the OTR and the impacted departments.
As always, the 24-25 UW catalog will clearly indicate the old course numbers on the new course entries (under the course descriptions) to prevent students from inadvertently repeating a course.
All block articulations for 24-25 (to be created by Transfer Relations) will clearly indicate the old and new course numbers to reduce any confusion.
These changes will go into effect with the 2024-2025 academic catalog therefore not impacting students for some time.
About 53 UWYO courses are currently incorrectly numbered as courses that transfer into UWYO as a Career and Technical Education course. This is incorrect and the following courses need renumbered at UWYO:Prefix Number Title Hrs Proposed New Course Number
|AGRI||1520||Field Practices: Extension||1-2 Credits||1420|
|ARE||1600||Architectural Design Studio I||3 Credits|
|GEOL||1600||Global Sustainibility:||4 Credits||GEOL 1320|
|ENR/GEOL||1500||Water, Dirt & Earth's Eviroment||4 Credits||GEOL 1330|
|ERS/GEOL||1650||The Water-Energy-Climax Nexus||3 Credits||GEOL/ERS 1310|
|GWSTSOWK||1900||Women & Leadership||3 Credits||GWST 2050/SOWK 2050|
|UWYO||1600||Veteran's Transition Course||1 Credit||UWYO 2300|
|AAST||2990||Topics:||1-3 or 3||AAST 2475|
|AMST||2700||Introduction to Museology||3||AMST 2070|
|AMST||2705||Museology II||3||AMST 2075|
|ANTH||2600||Forgotten Africa: Intro to African Civilizations||3||ANTH 2110|
|ANTH||2700||Introduction to Museology||3||ANTH 2070|
|ANTH||2705||Museology II||3||ANTH 2075|
|ART||2700||Introduction to Museology||3||ART 2070|
|ART||2705||Museology II||3||ART 2075|
|BUSN||2600||Internship in Business||1, max 3||BUSN 2470|
|CM||2600||Construction Documents||3||CM 2200|
|CNSL||2800||Undergraduate Seminar in:||1-3, max 6||Discontinued|
|CRMJ||2685||Research Methods||3||CRMJ 2465|
|ECON||2500||The Impact of the Union Pacific on Wyoming History||3||ECON 2450|
|ECON||2910||Topics in Economics||3||ECON 2490|
|EDST||2550||Educational Assessment||3||EDST 2468|
|ENR||2800||Introduction to Outdoor Leadership||3||ENR 2410|
|ENTR||2700||Entreprenneurial Mindset||3||ENTR 2400|
|ERS||2500||Energy Project Outreach and Communications||3|
|GWST||2700||Gender and Disability||3||GWST 2400|
|HIST||2500||The Impact of the Union Pacific on Wyoming History||3||HIST 2450|
|HIST||2600||Forgotten Africa: Intro to African Civilizations||3||HIST 2110|
|HIST||2700||Introduction to Museology||3||HIST 2070|
|HIST||2705||Museology II||3||HIST 2075|
|INST||2990||Topics in International Studies||1-6, max 15||INST 2490|
|KIN||2900||Topics In:||1-3, max 3||KIN 2490|
|MATH||2800||Mathmatics Major Seminar||2||MATH 2400|
|MATH||2850||Putnam Team Seminar||2, max 8||MATH 2485|
|ORTM||2800||Outdoor Leadership||3||ORTM 2410|
|PHYS||2870||Special Topics in:||1-4, max 4||PHYS 2465|
|RELI||2500||Special Topics in Religion||1-3, max 6||RELI 2490|
|SOC||2682||Research Methods in SOC||3||SOC 2490|
|SOC||2685||Research Methods||3||SOC 2465|
|THEA||2720||Movement for Actors I||2|
|THEA||2800||Stage Lighting I||3|
|THEA||2810||Scenic Painting for the Theatre||3|
|THEA||2900||Sound Design for Theatre and Dance||3|
|THEA||2990||Period Style for Theatre I||3|
|THEA||2995||Period Style for Theatre II||3|
|WIND||2500||Special Topics||1-3, max 6||WIND 2490|
|WIND||2700||Gender and Disability||3||WIND 2400|