A College Credit course is any course that a student takes and earns college credit. Districts are not required but can give the student high school credit.  The course can be any articulated or non-articulated core academic or a CTE course for which a student earns college credit upon successful completion of the course with a C- or better.  College Credit Courses can count for high school and college credit; and courses can count only for college credit.

Where the student takes the course makes no difference as long as the student earns college credit at the completion of the course.

An Articulated course is a course that has a written agreement in the form of an Articulation Agreement or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the high school teacher and a post-secondary school. These courses are a progression of the coursework taken at the high school and taught by a high school teacher. Articulated courses may sometimes earn a student college credit and/or may satisfy a prerequisite requirement at the post-secondary if the course is successfully completed. Conditions of the college credit and prerequisite requirement are outlined in the written agreement. If there are conditions, such as if the student will only earn college credit if enrolled at the post-secondary school with whom the agreement was drafted with, the course is not considered college credit. It is simply an articulated course. 

At this time, the state is only requiring CTE articulated courses be reported to CALPADS.

Districts are not required to report college credit course. However, it is beneficial for the CCI (College/Career Indicators) Dashboard. 

California Accountability Model & School Dashboard

College/Career Indicator Performance Levels

For instructions on how to report College Credit Course or CTE Articulated Courses in Aeries, please refer to the following articles:

How to Tag College Credit Courses

Career Pathways Tab on the Courses Page