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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 66725-66725.3



66725.  (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to facilitate
articulation and seamless integration of California's postsecondary
institutions by facilitating the adoption and integration of a common
course numbering system among the public and private postsecondary
institutions. The purpose of building and implementing a common
course numbering system is to provide for the effective and efficient
progression of students within and among the higher education
segments and to minimize duplication of coursework.
   (b) The Legislature finds and declares both of the following:
   (1) Effective transfer programs provide a clear path for obtaining
the preparation necessary for upper-division major coursework and
graduation at a four-year college or university. The segments have
made significant progress in developing articulation agreements that
specify required coursework and other academic preparation necessary
for transfer students to succeed at a four-year institution. These
articulation agreements are essential to provide the basis for a
common course numbering system that facilitates transfer student
success.
   (2) In implementing this article, the public postsecondary
educational institutions and other parties involved should assess
programs and build upon those proving to be the most effective in
communicating articulation, such as the California Articulation
Number (CAN) system, the Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulated
Curriculum (IMPAC) project, the Intersegmental General Education
Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), and the Articulation System Stimulating
Interinstitutional Student Transfer (ASSIST).



66725.3.  (a) Not later than June 1, 2006, the California Community
Colleges and the California State University shall adopt, and the
University of California and private postsecondary institutions may
adopt, a common course numbering system for the 20 highest-demand
majors in the respective segments.
   (b) Not later than June 30, 2006, the Board of Governors of the
California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California
State University shall, and the Regents of the University of
California are requested to, report to the Legislature on the status
of the activities of their respective segments as they relate to
subdivision (a) and on the plans of their respective segments to
implement a common course numbering system for the majors that are
not covered by subdivision (a).
   (c) Each campus of a public postsecondary educational institution
shall incorporate the common course numbering system in its
catalogue. This incorporation into a campus catalogue shall occur at
the next adoption of a campus catalogue after June 1, 2006.