California Community Colleges Curriculum


Curriculum Resources for California Community Colleges

This website is designed to assist those within the California Community Colleges who design and approve curriculum. The seven topic areas are structured for easy information access and guidance on curriculum in the major ways users need that information and guidance.

Updates and Useful Information

Academic Senate Events

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is the leader in providing professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators in the California community colleges. Through our plenary sessions, institutes and academies we provide timely information to the field on academic and professional matters. Check out all of the upcoming events by clicking here or accessing the link below:



The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI)’s mission is to reduce the cost of educational resources for students by expanding the availability and adoption of high quality Open Educational Resources (OER). “OER” refers to teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use and includes course modules, lectures, homework assignments, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world (as defined by OER Commons). OER most often refers to open access textbooks and ancillary materials that are available at little or no cost to students. The OERI facilitates and coordinates the curation and development of OER texts, ancillaries, and support systems. In addition, the OERI supports local OER implementation efforts through the provision of professional development, technical support, and technical resources. To access the ASCCC OERI page click here or visit the link:


ASCCC Online Handbook for Guided Pathways

Established by Resolution SP18 13.02 (Links to an external site.), the electronic “handbook” provides a collaborative space for faculty to find and share resources that promote inquiry related to the design and implementation of their college’s guided pathways framework while staying focused on the governance purview of faculty and the academic senate. Specifically created for the California community colleges and with an emphasis on the faculty perspective, this site is a dynamic, ever-changing source of information with additional resources and tools added frequently. To access the ASCCC Guided Pathways Handbook click here or visit the link:


Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID)

C-ID is a supranumbering system developed to ease the transfer and articulation burdens in California’s higher educational institutions. To learn more about C-ID, please visit our C-ID website:


Minimum Qualifications Handbook

Access the most recent Minimum Qualifications Handbook here or link below: For information on the disciplines list process, visit the ASCCC webpage here or linked below:


Programs and Courses Handbook – 7th Edition

PCAH 7th Edition is now available! Click the link here or below: