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Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS)

The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) has been designed for the purpose of aiding students in the transfer of general academic courses between colleges and universities throughout Texas. Common courses are freshman and sophomore academic credit courses that have been identified as common by institutions that are members of the common course numbering system. UH-Victoria is a member institution of the TCCNS.

The table below lists the courses UHV has identified as common and their TCCNS equivalents. Before using this table students should be sure that the institution they attend employs the TCCNS. UHV course equivalencies are updated periodically and are added to the school guides listed on the TCCNS website.

Students wishing to transfer a course that it not listed in the table below should obtain approval from the department of their intended major prior to taking the course. The student’s academic dean or his/her designate determines applicability of the credit to a degree program. Courses will transfer on the same level and with the corresponding number of hours as earned at another institution.

For additional information about the TCCNS, consult the TCCNS Matrix Online, www.tccns.org. This website contains a list of participating TCCNS institutions, the TCCNS taxonomy, the TCCNS history, and the TCCNS board members. The site also contains the master list of the common courses offered in Texas. The site is organized by institution and by TCCNS designation.

TCCNS Title UHV Equivalent Course
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I-Financial ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II-Managerial ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors Lab I BIOL 1106 Biology I Lab
BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors Lab II BIOL 1107 Biology II Lab
BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I BIOL 1306 Biology I for Science Majors
BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II BIOL 1307 Biology II for Science Majors
BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors BIOL 1308 Biology I for Non-Science Majors
BIOL 1309 Biology for Non-Science Majors II BIOL 1309 Biology II for Non-Science Majors
BIOL 1322 Nutrition & Diet Therapy I BIOL 1322 Human Nutrition
BIOL 2306 Environmental Biology BIOL 2306 The Living Planet
BIOL 2406 Environmental Biology BIOL 2406 The Living Planet (with Lab)
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (Lab) CHEM 1111 General Inorganic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (Lab) CHEM 1112 General Inorganic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I CHEM 1311 General Inorganic Chemistry I
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II CHEM 1311 General Inorganic Chemistry II
COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication COMM 1307 Intro to Mass Communication
COMM 1335 Survey of Radio/Television COMM 1335 Intro to Radio and Television
COMM 2301 Intro to Technology & Human
COMM 2301 Intro to Technology and Human
COSC 1301 Microcomputer Applications COSC 1301 Technology and Problem Solving
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice
DRAM 2366 Development of Motion Picture I DRAM 2366 Introduction to Cinema
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession CUIN 1310 The Art of Teaching
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations CUIN 2310 Introduction to Special Populations
ENGL 1301 Composition I ENGL 1301 Composition I
ENGL 1302 Composition II ENGL 1302 Composition II
ENGL 2332 World Literature I ENGL 2332 World Literature I
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Const & Topics) PSCI 2305 US Government
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Const & Topics) PSCI 2306 Texas State and Local Government
HIST 1301 United States History I HIST 1301 US History I
HIST 1302 United States History II HIST 1302 US History II
HIST 2301 Texas History HIST 2310 Texas History
HIST 2311 Western Civilization I HIST 2311 Western Civilization to 1600
HIST 2312 Western Civilization II HIST 2312 Western Civilization Since 1600
MATH 1314 College Algebra MATH 1314 College Algebra
MATH 1324 Math for Business & Social Sciences I
(Finite Mathematics)
MATH 1324 Finite Math
MATH 1325 Math for Business & Social Sciences II
(Business Calculus)
MATH 1325 Business Calculus
MATH 1350 Fundamentals of Mathematics I MATH 1350 Mathematics Fundamentals I
MATH 1351 Fundamentals of Mathematics II MATH 1351 Mathematics Fundamentals II
MATH 2312 Precalculus Math MATH 2312 Pre-Calculus
MATH 2313 Calculus I MATH 2413 Calculus I
MATH 2314 Calculus II MATH 2414 Calculus II
MATH 2315 Calculus III MATH 2415 Calculus III
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 1301 Intro to Western Philosophy
PHYS 1401 College Physics I PHYS 1401 College Physics I - Mechanics
PHYS 1402 College Physics II PHYS 1402 College Physics II - Electricity/Magnetism
PSYC 2301 General Psychology PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
SPAN 1311 Beginning Spanish I SPAN 1301 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 1312 Beginning Spanish II SPAN 1302 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 2301 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 2302 Intermediate Spanish II
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child CUIN 1318 The Well Child

UHV Course Descriptions

Instructional Area

Instructional Area

ACCT – Accounting

AHED – Adult Higher Education

AFSC – Air Force ROTC

ANTH – Anthropology

ARAB – Arabic

BIOL - Biology

BIMS- Biomedical Sciences

BUSI – Business

CHEM – Chemistry

COMM – Communication

COSC – Computer Science

COUN – Counseling

CRIJ – Criminal Justice

CUIN – Curriculum & Instruction

DSGN – Communication Design

DRAM - Drama

ECED – Early Childhood Education

ECON – Economics

EDEN - Economic Dev. & Entrepreneurship

ELAS – Educ .Ldrshp, Admin & Supervision

ENGL – English

ESED – Early School Education

ESLN – English as a Second Language

FEDU – Foundations of Education

FILM – Film

FINC – Finance

FORS – Forensic Science

FREN – French

GMNG - Gaming

HCAD – Health Care Administration

HINS – Homeland & International Security

HIST – History

HUMA – Humanities

IBUS – International Business

INDS – Interdisciplinary Studies

LANG – Language

LDRS – Leadership & Enterprise Studies

LITY – Literacy

MATH – Mathematical Sciences

MGMT – Management

MKTG – Marketing

MSED – Middle School Education

NCBO – Non-Course Based Options

NURS – Nursing

PHIL - Philosophy

PSCI – Political Science

PSYC – Psychology

PUBL – Publishing

QMSC – Quantitative Management Science

RELN – Religion

SCIE – Science

SEDU – Secondary Education

SPAN – Spanish

SPCH – Speech

SPED – Special Education

UNIV – University

Course Numbering System
Each course is represented by four capital letters followed by a four-digit numeral (e.g., FINC 3311).

The letters form an abbreviation for the instructional area while the numeral is interpreted as follows:

First Digit: The first digit indicates academic level and provides information regarding restrictions as to undergraduate and/or graduate student enrollment:

1000 and 2000 series          --undergraduate lower division
3000 and 4000 series          -- undergraduate upper division (normally for undergraduate students but with
                                           advisor approval for graduate students).
6000 series                         -- graduate courses (for graduate students only except for undergraduates with an
                                           approved mixed load petition).

Second Digit : The second digit indicates the amount of credit awarded. For example, a course numbered 4331, carries three semester hours of credit.

Third and Fourth Digits: The third and fourth digits are used to distinguish between courses within an instructional area.

Course Punctuation
One of the following marks of punctuation may immediately follow the course number, or may separate a series of course numbers. Internal punctuations (between multi-listed courses) take precedence over all punctuation in a series of course numbers. The significance of each mark of punctuation is as follows:

  • Colon – A colon (:) following a course number indicates that the course may be taken as an independent one-semester course. This also applies when two course numbers are separated by a colon.
  • Comma – A comma (,) between course numbers indicates that both courses must be taken before credit is received for either, but the second course may be taken first.
  • Hyphen – A hyphen (-) between course numbers indicates that both courses must be taken before credit is received for either. The first course must be completed before the student enrolls in the second course, or if “concurrent enrollment only” is shown in the course description, both courses must be taken at the same time.
  • Semicolon – A semicolon (;) between course numbers indicates that the first course may be taken and justify credit without completion of the second course, but the second course cannot be taken without the first as prerequisite.

The three numbers in parentheses (0-0-0) after each course title indicate the number of semester credit hours, the number of class hours per week, and the number of additional laboratory or activity hours per week.