Prerequisites and Corequisites

Some courses will have prerequisites or co-requisites.

A prerequisite is a course or courses, skills, or a body of knowledge that students should possess prior to enrolling in a course or program. Prerequisites indicate the Cerro Coso Community College course(s) that must be taken prior to enrollment in a given course or program. Prerequisite requirements must be met before enrollment is permitted. Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

A co-requisite is a course or courses students are required to take simultaneously in order to enroll in another course. Co-requisites represent skills or a body of knowledge that students must acquire through concurrent and continued enrollment in another course or courses in order to receive a grade of "C" or better in the course requiring the co-requisite.

A student may challenge any prerequisite or co-requisite on one or more of the following grounds:

  1. The student has the knowledge or ability to succeed in the course or program despite not meeting the stated prerequisite or co requisite.
  2. The student will be subject to undue delay in attaining the goal stated in the student's educational plan because the prerequisite or co-requisite course has not been made reasonably available.

The determination of whether a student meets a prerequisite or co-requisite shall be made prior to the student's enrollment in the course.

The student is responsible and bears the burden for showing that grounds exist for the challenge. The challenge must be made in writing to the Director of Student and Counseling Services, prior to the student's enrollment in the challenged course.

To file a challenge, download and complete the Prerequisite/Co-requisite Challenge Form and submit it to the person listed on the form.