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FKCC 2013-2014
General Course Information
Florida’s Statewide Course Numbering System
Courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida’s Statewide Course Numbering
System. This numbering system is used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and by thirty-three participating
non-public institutions. The major purpose of this system is to facilitate the transfer of courses between participating
institutions.
Each participating institution controls the title, credit, and content of its own courses and recommends the first digit of the
course number to indicate the level at which students normally take the course. Course prefixes and the last three digits of
the course numbers are assigned by members of faculty discipline committees appointed for that purpose by the Florida
Department of Education in Tallahassee. Individuals nominated to serve on these committees are selected to maintain a
representative balance as to type of institution and discipline field or specialization.
The course prefix and each digit in the course number have meaning in the Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS).
The list of course prefixes and numbers, along with their generic titles, is referred to as the “SCNS Taxonomy.”Descriptions of
the content of the courses are referred to as “course equivalency profiles.”
Example of Course Identifier
The table below shows the course identifier construction for SYG 1010 Social Problems
Prefix
Level Code
(1st digit)
Century
Digit
(2nd digit)
Decade
Digit
(3rd digit)
Unit Digit
(4th digit)
Lab Code
SYG
1
0
1
0
Sociology
General
Freshman
level at this
institution
Entry level
General
Sociology
Survey
Course
Social
Problems
No laboratory
component in this
course
General Rule for Course Equivalencies
Equivalent courses at different institutions are identified by the same prefixes and same last three digits of the course
number and are guaranteed to be transferable between the participating institutions that offer the course, with a few
exceptions. (Exceptions are listed below.)
For example, a survey course in social problems is offered by 35 different postsecondary institutions. Each institution uses
“SYG _010” to identify its social problems course. The level code is the first digit and represents the year in which students
normally take this course at a specific institution. In the SCNS taxonomy, “SYG”means “Sociology, General,” the century
digit “0” represents “Entry-Level General Sociology,” the decade digit “1” represents “Survey Course,” and the unit digit “0”
represents “Social Problems.”
In science and other areas, a “C” or “L” after the course number is known as a lab indicator. The “C” represents a combined
lecture and laboratory course that meets in the same place at the same time. The “L” represents a laboratory course or the
laboratory part of a course, having the same prefix and course number without a lab indicator, which meets at a different
time or place.
1...,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98 100,101,102,103,104,105,106,107,108,109,...159