Students who have completed a course at another college/university that is equivalent to a prerequisite at OCC must submit a pre/co-requisite course equivalency form to the Enrollment Services Office. In order to avoid delays in your appointment time students must submit the form no later than 30 days prior to their registration date. Students who wish to challenge a prerequisite based on previous experience or knowledge must visit the respective Division Office to obtain and complete a Challenge Form.
Important: The last day the OCC will accept Prerequisite Equivalency forms is August 15, 2014 for Fall 2014.
After that date, OCC will only accept Prerequisite Equivalency forms from students with an add permit once the term begins.
Students may be cleared in the registration system for enforced Prerequisites and Co-Requisites in one of four ways:
- Successfully completing the pre/corequisite at Orange Coast College.
- Placing into the course via a California Community College placement test (if applicable).
- Successfully completing the equivalent pre/corequisite with a "C" or better at another regionally accredited college/university and submitting transcripts to verify successful completion. Students may submit unofficial transcripts for prerequisite and corequisite clearance only but must submit official transcripts if they wish to receive course credit/units. Students, who believe that they have completed the OCC course prerequisite/corequisite at another college, should submit a Prerequisite Equivalency Form along with their transcripts to Student Records (Enrollment Center,1st Floor, Watson Hall) well in advance of their registration appointment.
- Submitting a Pre/Corequisite Challenge to the respective division office in accordance with the Matriculation guidelines established by the State. Orange Coast College enforces the following prerequisites/corequisites at the time of registration:
BUS A139, PHIL A150, PSYCH A160, and all MATH, ENGLISH, and ESL courses
All prerequisites and corequisites in the following divisions will be enforced:
|Math & Science Division
||Consumer & Health Science Division|
||Diagnostic Medical Sonography|
||Emergency Medical Technology|
||Family & Consumer Science|
||Food & Nutrition|
||Food Service Management|
||Hospitality, Travel & Tourism |
||Nutrition Care/Dietetic Technology|
||Speech Language Pathology Assistant|
|Literature and Language
Counseling Technology Social Science
||Counseling Architecture Economics |
Learning Skills AMT Geography
|| APT Philosophy|
|| Electronics Political Science |
|| HVAC Psychology|
|| Manufacturing |
Business and Computing Athletics Visual and Performing Arts
Accounting Kinesiology Film
Computer Information Systems Marine Activities Music
Computer Science Photography