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Course Articulation Between Colleges
Making Transfer Agreements Possible!
To make sure you have a smooth transfer experience, Los Angeles Southwest College works with local and national four-year colleges and universities to find and compare courses, or sequences of courses, that LASC offers that are similar to courses, or sequences of courses, other educational institutions offer.
Both academic institutions then draw up detailed legal contracts called Course Articulation Agreements. These Course Articulation Agreements describe which LASC courses are compatible with, or would be accepted in lieu of, courses offered at other institutions.
These agreements are managed and coordinated by LASC’s Articulation Officer. Course articulation agreements help make transferring easy. They define which courses you will need to take at LASC that will cover the subject matter and degree requirements, and/or credits, needed in order to transfer and be successful at another college so you can reach your academic goals.
Course Articulation Agreements make Transfer Agreement Guarantees possible!
The colleges and universities that LASC works with include:
- The University of California and California State University systems
- Historically Black Colleges & Universities
- Private, Out-of-State, Online Institutions
A curriculum pattern is a sequence of instructional lessons and academic content needed to complete a specific major or degree. Another way to say it is, it’s what you need to learn in the order you need to learn it to have the knowledge you need to receive an accredited degree in a specific topic or to continue to the next academic level in that topic.
Whether you want to graduate with an associate degree or be able to successfully transfer to a UC or CSU, you will need to complete a combination of General Education (GE) and major-specific curriculum patterns.
Here are links to the requirements for General Education Associate Degree patterns. Select the academic year you started college to see which requirements you will need:
|Academic Year||LACCD||CSU-GE||IGETC* for UC / CSU|
|2019 - 2020||19-20 GE||19-20 GE||19-20 CSU|
|2018 - 2019||18-19 GE||18-19 GE||18-19 CSU|
According to the Higher Education Act of 1965, the definition of an HBCU is any historically black college or university that was established before 1964, and whose principal was, and still is, the education of black Americans. HBCUs began on the belief that all students deserve access to higher education and the opportunity to develop their talents and skills to enjoy professions domestically and internationally in the public and private sectors.
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) assists LASC with our course articulation agreements. LACCD is currently working to expand the course articulation agreements we have with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationally.
If you are interested in transferring to an HBCU, take a look at HBCU Lifestyle to help plan your transfer. HBCU Lifestyle has a lot of information in one place on the nation’s HBCUs. You’ll find detailed information on the HBCUs around the country, as well as career and college planning, financial aid and financing tips, and advice on writing your applications.
Be sure to visit our Transfer Center to see when HBCU representatives will be visiting our campus. The Transfer Center can also help you connect with representatives and help you find answers to any questions you may have.
We have a number of articulation agreements with colleges and universities in California and nationally. We continue to add this list all of the time, so be sure to check back often. If there is a college or university you are interested in transferring to, visit our Transfer Center to find out what you’ll need in order to successfully transfer there.
Arizona State University
Kansas State University
Loma Linda University
University of the Pacific
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
- USC General Education Articulation Agreements
- USC Viterbi School of Engineering Articulation Agreements
Western Governors University
- LASC & WGU Course Equivalencies for Business
- LASC & WGU Course Equivalencies for Computer Science/Information Technology
- LASC & WGU Course Equivalencies for Nursing
If you have a quick question, you can use our quick-question email service, or, if you have a more specific question, call the Counseling Department to set up an appointment.