Many courses offered by the college require that preparatory courses or prerequisites are first taken. Prerequisites are determined with student success in mind. Consult the Course Descriptions for prerequisites before registering. If uncertain about whether prerequisites for a class have been met, consult with an Advising Specialist or the instructor of that class. A student may be withdrawn from a course if the prerequisites are not met.


Prerequisites and corequisites

A prerequisite is a course which should be completed prior to enrolling in the selected course. A corequisite is a course which should be completed concurrently with the selected course.

If prerequisites and corequisites exist for a class, they are listed by course number after the course description. It is important to note these prerequisites prior to registering.  

  • Prerequisites must be met before students may enroll in a course.
  • Prerequisites are indicated clearly in the course descriptions.
  • Some prerequisites indicate required placement in mathematics, reading, and/or writing skills, or successful completion of certain preparatory courses, or instructor consent.
  • To gain instructor consent, students must communicate with the instructor. Consent is based upon the instructor’s assessment of student readiness to enroll in a course.
  • Students may begin courses at the beginning of any term, but it is often advantageous to begin courses in the fall term due to course prerequisites.