This represents a set of skills or a body of knowledge that one must possess prior to enrolling in a course. Without these skills a student
will unlikely receive a satisfactory grade in the course or succeed in the program. Students will not be permitted to enroll in these courses and programs
without the prerequisite.

Corequisite - One-way

This represents a course whose content is dependent on a main course; however, the contents of the main course can stand
alone. These courses do not necessarily need to be taken during the same semester.

Corequisite - Two-way

These are paired courses that are part of the same sequence and must be taken during the same semester.

Limitation on Enrollment

This is an audition or try-out requirement associated with public performance or intercollegiate competition, honors courses, or
blocks of courses intended for a cohort or group of students (such as a nursing program).


This is a course, skill, or status which is strongly recommended but not required. Students with the advised skill will probably have a better
understanding of the course material.

Challenging a Prerequisite

Students who believe they have met the requirements (or if one of the conditions below exists) may challenge a prerequisite. A challenge petition can be
obtained from the Counseling Office. The form will explain what must be done. Students may challenge the criteria for a course if they:

  1. Believe they have the knowledge or ability to succeed in the course but have not completed the pre- or corequisite;
  2. Believe that, although not having met the health or safety pre- or corequisite, feel they don’t pose a threat to themselves or others;
  3. Believe they will be subject to undue delay in reaching the goal of their educational plan because the pre- or corequisite course has not been made reasonably available, or the course has been limited to a special group of students and there are no other courses which would fulfill the requirement.
    (Students must attach a copy of their “Student Educational Plan” to be eligible to file a challenge based on this condition.);
  4. Believe that the pre- or corequisite was established in violation of Title 5 regulations or in violation of district-approved policies;
  5. Believe it is unlawfully discriminatory or is being applied in an unlawfully discriminatory manner.

Supporting documentation MUST be attached to all challenges submitted. Challenges may be filed at anytime during the registration period. Upon
completion of the challenge procedure, the challenge will be reviewed and the student will be advised of the determination within five working days. For
more detailed information on the challenge process, call the Counseling Office at (209) 384-6314.