Course Prerequisites

COCC has course prerequisites for specific courses and programs.  If a course has a prerequisite, you will be unable to register for that course unless you have met the criteria.

There are a few definitions you need to know:

Prerequisite
A course that must be completed or minimum test placement that must be completed before enrolling in the selected course.

Prerequisite with Concurrency
A course that must be completed either before or at the same time as the selected course.

Corequisite
A course which must be taken at the same time as the selected course.

Recommended preparation
Skill or course which is recommended before enrolling in the selected course.

Recommended to be taken with:
Skill or course which is recommended to be taken at the same time as the selected course.


Why do courses have prerequisites?

Prerequisites are the courses you have to take, or the level of proficiency you must demonstrate, in order to be prepared to take a certain class.  Course prerequisites help ensure that you are adequately prepared for your courses in both knowledge and skill. 

How do I find out if my course has prerequisites?

You can view course prerequisites or corequisites in the Credit Class Schedule.   Click on the appropriate course number link to see if your course has prerequisites, corequisites, or recommended preparation.

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