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Catalog 2024-2025 
Catalog 2024-2025

Common Course Numbering

Starting the 2023-2024 school year, the State of Oregon will institute Common Course Numbrering (Z courses) to ensure that specific general education courses will transfer seamlessly between the 17 community colleges and 7 public universities in Oregon. Each of the courses listed below have a common course name, course number with a Z, course description, and student learning outcomes. Each year, additional courses will be standardized across Oregon. The list of courses will be the ones that are most often taken by students across Oregon. 

If you happen to take a course that does not have a Z designation that is listed below, the course will still transfer. You do not need to retake any of your coursework at Chemeketa as long as you have a C or better to meet the requirements for your degree. If you have any questions about courses taken at Chemeketa, please reach out to an advisor. 

Common Course Numbering Courses By AAOT Discipline Area

Arts and Letters

COMM 100Z Introduction to Communication       

COMM 111Z Public Speaking    

COMM 218Z Interpersonal Communication    

ENG 104Z Introduction to Fiction  

ENG 105Z Introduction to Drama   

ENG 106Z Introduction to Poetry   

WR 121Z Composition 1   

WR 122Z Composition 2   

WR 227Z Technical Writing   

Science/Math/Computer Science

MTH 105Z Math in Society   

MTH 111Z Precalculus 1: Functions   

MTH 112Z - Precalculus 2: Trigonometry   

STAT 243Z Elementary Statistics 1   (Formerly MTH 243)

Social Sciences

PSY 201Z Introduction to Psychology 1 

PSY 202Z Introduction to Psychology 2  


BA 101Z Introduction to Business   

BA 211Z Principles of Financial Accounting   

BA 213Z Principles of Managerial Accounting