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Course Identification Numbering System C-ID and Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440)

C-ID is a California Community College common numbering system for significant transfer courses. Each C-ID number identifies a lower-division, transferable course commonly articulated between the California Community Colleges and universities. The C-ID program provides an opportunity for CSULB to expand articulation without reviewing individual college course outlines. Articulation approved with a C-ID course descriptor means agreement to articulate the CSULB course with any California Community College (CCC) course that is awarded this specific C-ID designation. The CCC course outline will be reviewed and approved by an inter-segmental (CCC, CSU, UC) faculty review team in this discipline to include the content covered in the descriptor. It is a one-to-many articulation agreement in that CSULB would not be reviewing individual CCC course outlines, but accepting the review by the above-mentioned faculty team. For more information, contact the Articulation Office (X58221) or the website at

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440 � Padilla), signed into legislation on September 29, 2010, enables the California Community Colleges and California State University to collaborate on the creation of Associate in Arts Degree (AA-T) and Associate in Science (AS-T) Degree transfer programs.  This law requires community colleges to grant an associate degree for transfer to a student once a student has met specified general education and major requirements for the degree. Upon completion of the associate degree, the student is eligible for transfer with junior standing into the California State University (CSU) system.

Under this program students will transfer to CSULB with CSU GE certification and 60 transferable units. If the student transfers to a CSULB program that has been deemed similar to the Associate degree for Transfer program, the student can be held to no more than 60 units at CSULB to earn the bachelor's degree. The Associate degrees are composed of California Community college courses with the above-mentioned C-ID designation, ensuring that appropriate course content is included. The CSU campuses are encouraged to designate that bachelor's programs are similar to the Associate degrees for Transfer in order to promote transfer and timely degree completion. For more details, please contact the Articulation Office on campus (X58221).

Section 7: Articulation
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