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Educator Resources – Common Course Numbering

The State of Oregon, community colleges, and public universities work together to expand Common Course Numbering (CCN) across Oregon public institutions. CCN focuses on aligning the most transferred, lower-division coursework to help students receive credit when they transfer between public institutions in Oregon.

Resources for Institutions and Educators

Courses approved for CCN are highly enrolled courses that have been aligned as directed by Senate Bill (SB) 233 (2021), with the same course title, subject code, credits, description, and course learning outcomes. On this page, educators and partners can find the current list of approved CCNs, as well information guiding the ongoing development of CCNs in Oregon.

The Transfer Council develops recommendations on a CCN system, which are then considered for approval by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). SB 233 requires the HECC to establish, by rule, a CCN system and system of transfer and articulation, based on recommendations from the Transfer Council. When CCNs are approved and implemented, all Oregon community colleges and public universities are required to accept a transfer of academic credit for each course as if the credit was earned at the accepting institution.

Resources for Students

Students can find tips here for starting the transfer process, and introductions to the resources in the Oregon Transfer Compass (Core Transfer Maps, Major Transfer Maps, and other tools).

Plan to Transfer — The Oregon Transfer Compass

List of CCN Approved Courses

The following list provides a summary of the CCN courses recommended to the HECC by the Transfer Council and approved by the full HECC Commission. For more information on approved courses, you may view the following summaries. SB 233 requires that all 24 Oregon public higher education institutions offer the approved list of courses starting in the years designated below.

Business 
101Z, 211Z, 213Z 
Communication  
100Z, 111Z, 218Z
English
104Z, 105Z, 106Z
Math
105Z, 111Z, 112Z
Psychology
201Z, 202Z 
Statistics

243Z
Writing 121Z, 122Z, 227Z

Resources for Development of Common Course Numbering (CCN)

Learn about CCN Subcommittees including charges. 

CCN Course Information

CCN Reports

2022

2023

2024

CCN Memos

2022

2023

2024

Stay Engaged

Transfer Council meetings and CCN subcommittee meetings are open to the public. 

Public testimony is welcomed at all public meetings of the HECC, the Transfer Council, and its subcommittees.  
Attend a Transfer Council or CCN Subcommittee public meeting. See meeting dates, agendas and materials here. 

Common Course Numbering Subcommittees

The Transfer Council convenes numerous subcommittees focused on CCN. Learn more.

Learn about Transfer Council members and subcommittees.