What is Articulation?

Articulation refers to the process of developing formal, written agreements that identify comparable courses, or sequences of courses, at two institutions. Columbia College maintains articulation with the California State University and the University of California. The Course Identification Numbering Project (C-ID) is a type of articulation that insures that similar courses at different California Community Colleges are given the same C-ID number.

How does Articulation benefit students and faculty?

Establishing articulation between institutions assures the community college student that they are taking the right course(s). C-ID numbers help students identify comparable courses at different community colleges even when the courses have different titles and numbers. Successful completion of an articulated course assures the student and the faculty that the student has received the necessary instruction and preparation at the "sending" institution to be able to successfully transfer to the "receiving" institution. In summary, articulated courses help students make better course choices so that they are able to move toward their education goals more quickly and with less expense.

Articulation Agreements:

Articulation agreements are maintained by the Articulation Officer to facilitate the successful transfer of students from Columbia College to other colleges and universities:

1. Public Colleges and Universities (For the CSUs and UCs systems): Articulation agreements between the Columbia College and the CSUs/UCs systems are published in ASSIST: www.assist.org

The California State University system (CSU) has established the following campuses:

  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • California State University, Channel Islands
  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • California State University, East Bay
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California Maritime Academy
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • California State University, Northridge
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
  • California State University, San Marcos
  • California State University, Stanislaus
  • California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Sonoma State University

The University of California system has established the following campuses:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz

2. Private/Independent Colleges and Universities

a. Columbia College and SFBU Articulation Agreement

b. Columbia College and Fresno Pacific University

c. Columbia College and Azusa Pacific University

d. Columbia College and National University

e. Columbia College and Biola University

f. Columbia College and University of the Pacific

g. Oregon Institute of Technology

h. Arizona State University

Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID):

1. C-ID is a supranumbering system being developed to ease transfer and articulation in California’s higher education institutions: C-ID

CC-MJC Course Equivalencies:

1. Equivalent courses between Columbia College and Modesto Junior College: Columbia College catalog .

Central Yosemite Region Articulation Network (CYRAN) Grids:

1. CYRAN Grids: CYRAN is a partnership between Stanislaus State, Columbia College, Merced Community College, Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College, and University of California, Merced. These intersegmental institutions work together to assist a large shared student transfer population within the California Central Valley/Yosemite region. As part of these efforts, program grids are created and designed to aid transfer students in identifying comparable coursework for general education as well as particular major preparation for specific programs:  https://www.csustan.edu/cyran

Helpful Articulation Resources:

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