CCA’s Course Numbers are Changing

Community College of Aurora is changing our course numbering beginning with the summer 2022 semester. We are moving from 3-digit course numbers to 4-digit course numbers.  An example of this is ENG 121 will now be ENG 1021.  The classes themselves are not changing; they will just have the new 4-digit numbering.  

Why is CCA changing its course numbering? Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is changing its course numbering from 3-digits to 4-digits beginning Academic Year 2022-2023 in an effort to better align course curriculum and course sequencing.  Community College of Aurora is a part of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and follows the shared course numbering system. This means that our next catalog (2022-2023) and course schedule for summer and fall 2022 will show our new course numbering system (as will all the community colleges in the Colorado Community College System).

If the FAQ below doesn’t answer your questions, please contact your Pathways Advisor or the Admissions, Registration and Records Team.

Course Number Changes FAQ

Will this impact my progress toward my degree / certificate?
There will be no impact toward your degree/certificate progress. The new course numbers and old course numbers will still apply toward your degree requirements.

If I have an academic plan with the old numbering system, how can I find out what the new numbers are?
You can visit this course crosswalk link to find what the new course numbers will be. You can use Navigate to help you find the correct courses or talk to your Pathways Advisor. You can also visit the course crosswalk to find out what the new course number is for a course you took in the past.

Will Navigate show the new course numbers?
Yes. Navigate will have the new course numbers listed in your plans.

Will new academic plans in Navigate show updated course numbers?
Yes. We have updated the Academic Plans for 2022-2023 to show the new 4-digit course numbers. Course maps will also be updated with the new 4-digit course numbers and posted online when updated.

Will my Degree Check show updated course numbers?
Yes. Degree Check will show the updated course numbers. Courses taken under the old course numbers will still apply toward your degree requirements.

Will my courses still transfer?
Yes. Because the entire Colorado Community College system is changing to a 4-digit system, transfer agreements will be amended for the new course numbers. Guaranteed transfer courses will still transfer and transfer degrees will still transfer in the same way. Colorado universities/colleges are aware of the new course numbers for CCA and all Colorado community colleges.

Will this affect my transcript?
No, your transcript will reflect the course numbers you took them under, 3 or 4 digits. Colleges looking for course equivalencies will have access to CCA catalogs.





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