Common Course Numbering was initiated by the Community College Presidents in 2002 in order to create a more useful system of seamless transfer among Iowa community colleges and the Regents institutions. Discussions were held among administrators and faculty of all of the community colleges within discipline and program areas seeking greater alignment of curriculum.

The result of those extensive discussions was the creation of a matrix demonstrating those courses that were judged close enough in content and intent to be designated as in common. Such courses were given common titles and catalog numbers. The matrix, as published on the Web, is hosted by Western Iowa Technical College in Sioux City, Iowa.

The Kirkwood team is seeking input from faculty regarding any questions or concerns they might have regarding this process and its outcomes. Questions submitted throughout this process will be answered and posted to this website. Click here to submit a question.