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Transfer Information This section of the catalog is designed to help students plan an academic program for transfer to a four-year college or university. It includes information about the transfer process as well as general education. Please refer to for lower division major requirements to the CSU and UC systems. Since transfer requirements change frequently, students should meet with a counselor regularly to plan an academic program which will assure a smooth transition to the transfer institution of their choice. Four-year colleges and universities often make changes in their requirements. The requirements listed in this section were updated at the time of publication; however, changes may have occurred after publication. Current Transfer Curriculum Guides and official articulation agreements are available in the Transfer Center, the Counseling Center, and on the Internet. Transfer to a Four-Year College or University Orange Coast College provides the first two years of a four-year college or university program. Students en- rolled in a transfer program will complete most of their general education and lower division major require- ments before transferring. Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should meet with a counselor in the Counseling Center in Watson Hall to develop a Student Educational Plan, which will identify the courses needed to transfer. Transfer Center The Transfer Center, in Watson Hall, provides infor- mation and assistance to students who are prepar- ing to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Representatives from four-year schools are available in the Transfer Center to meet with students individ- ually and provide information about their programs, requirements and procedures. The Center maintains a complete resource Library containing college catalogs and other information on transfer programs. The Cen- ter also provides applications for CSU, UC and several independent colleges and universities, as well as of- fering assistance in the four-year campus application process. The Transfer Center sponsors a Transfer Day in the fall semester with representatives on campus from over 80 colleges and universities from both Cal- ifornia and out-of-state. College fairs are held each semester with representatives from Southern Cali- fornia colleges and universities providing information to potential students. Transfer–planning workshops are offered throughout the academic year. Organized tours to various four-year campuses are also available through the Transfer Center each semester. Information at this site includes: a listing of sched- uled events and college representative visits, transfer course requirements, articulation agreements, transfer planning guides, ratings and evaluations of colleges, student financial aid resources, and college search engines. There is also a complete application center which allows students to apply to colleges throughout the country electronically. The site can be reached at and a four-year institution identify comparable lower division courses between the two institutions. These agreements are designed to help students prepare for transfer into a particular major at a specific institution. ASSIST The Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) is a statewide numbering system independent from the course numbers assigned by local California commu- nity colleges. A C-ID number next to a course signals that participating California colleges and universities have determined that courses offered by other Cali- fornia community colleges are comparable in content and scope to courses offered on their own campuses, regardless of their unique titles or local course num- ber. Thus, if a schedule of classes or catalog lists a course bearing a C-ID number, for example COMM 110, students at that college can be assured that it will be accepted in lieu of a course bearing the C-ID COMM 110 designation at another community col- lege. In other words, the C-ID designation can be used to identify comparable courses at different community colleges. However, students should always go to www. to confirm how each college’s course will be accepted at a particular four-year college or uni- versity for transfer credit. ASSIST (Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitu- tional Student Transfer) is a Web-based student trans- fer information system which contains data about how courses taken at California community colleges can be applied when transferring to a University of Califor- nia or California State University campus. ASSIST has been designated as the official repository of articula- tion for California’s public colleges and universities, and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to- date information available. It includes information such as: UC Transferable Courses - courses from California community colleges that transfer to all University of California campuses. CSU Transferable Courses - courses from Cali- fornia community colleges that transfer to any CSU campus for credit. ASSIST can be accessed at Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) Transfer Center Web Page IGETC (intersegmental General Education Trans- fer Curriculum) Courses - courses from California community colleges that apply to the IGETC require- ments. The C-ID numbering system is useful for students attending more than one community college and is applied to many of the transferable courses students need as preparation for transfer. Because these course requirements may change, and because courses may be modified and qualified for or deleted from the C-ID database, students should always check with a coun- selor to determine how C-ID designated courses fit into their educational plans for transfer. The Transfer Center Web page on the Internet is a rich source of information for potential transfer students. Articulation Agreements - These agreements between a particular California community college Students may consult the for specific information on C-ID course designations. Counselors CSU General Education Breadth Courses - cours- es from California community colleges that can be used to satisfy CSU General Education Breadth re- quirements. 45