Courses numbered 1-99 generally qualify for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees and usually include courses that are transferable to meet requirements at four-year institutions.
This number is assigned to Independent Directed Study courses in any of the disciplines listed in the catalog. Directed Study courses are approved by the curriculum committee for one of two purposes:
- To allow a student to take an alternative class to fulfill a course requirement for a certificate, or local associate degree (AA/AS). It cannot be used as an alternative for any course in an AA-T or AS-T.
- To allow a student to be able to complete a certificate or local associate degree when the course is not being offered during the current semester or is being offered at a time that the student cannot attend. Directed Study courses should be limited to 5 or fewer students. This course requires an individual contract between the student, instructor, and the discipline dean. Units are transferable as elective credit.
NOTE: Credit granted by EVC towards a certificate or degree requirement may differ from credit granted by a transfer institution. A 098 course is not intended to replace an articulated course in a major for transfer.
Courses numbered 100-199 also may qualify for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, are acceptable for elective credit, and may have transfer value for major field requirements in particular baccalaureate programs.
These are qualifying courses designed to prepare one for entry to basic college courses in the subject field. These courses carry no credit toward the Associate Degree requirement and may not be used to satisfy General Education, Associate Degree, or major requirements. They are not transferable to four-year institutions.
Individualized Skills Laboratory in any discipline. This nontransferable course provides a framework for any of the disciplines listed in the catalog to offer remedial-level individualized instructional modules that are designed to develop or support the students’ experiences below what is available through the regular curriculum.
These are no-credit courses in which no letter grade is received. They may not be used to satisfy degree requirements of any type.