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Model Curriculum Framework

Kentucky Uniform Academic Course Codes

Published: 11/2/2020 9:23 AM

2021-2022 State Course Codes

2021-2022 Course Codes Now Available in Searchable State Course Codes Database

The Searchable State Course Codes Database (SSCCD) has been updated to provide a view for the 2021-2022 school year.

Nine new CTE high school course codes have been added for the 2021-2022 school year (080720 Invest – Insurance Education for Future Leaders, 210241 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS), 331011 Logistics I, 331012 Logistics II, 331013 Logistics III, 331014 Logistics IV, 480923 Special Topics – Graphic Design, 480924 Special Topics – Video Production and 499935 Introduction to Commercial Driving). There are 23 high school course codes being deprecated for the 2021-2022 school year, all CTE courses. Most deprecated courses are in either the Computer Science or Engineering program areas.

Changes to reading and writing courses utilize language in the Kentucky Academic Standard for Reading & Writing regarding argumentative writing, and changes to mathematics courses provide clarification around how schools should ensure instruction in all the Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics beyond the two mathematics courses required by the minimum high school graduation requirements.

For a detailed list of course code changes, please see the 2021-2022 Course Code Changes spreadsheet. A Deprecated Course Codes and What to Use Instead spreadsheet is also available to help schools replace deprecated course codes.


Guidance Documents and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions


Entering Course Information in Infinite Campus (IC)

Please follow the guidance provided in the Course Data Standard for entering course information in IC.

Guidance for entering Dual Credit courses in IC is available in the Dual Credit Course Data Standard.

Searchable State Course Codes Database

The Searchable State Course Code Database (SSCCD) is now the sole source of information regarding state course codes.

short tutorial video and quick reference card are available to help introduce users to the features available in the SSCCD. 


Guidance Documents






Virtual and Performance-Based Course Set-Up and Attendance Verification Guidance Document


Resources

Course Standards Webpage

CTE - Programs of Study Webpage



Transition Readiness Tracking





Co-op Course Codes

Please note the cooperative education and work experience course codes are within the Searchable State Course Codes Database. The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority program regulation 11 KAR 15:090 has been modified to specify that all co-op course codes will count for the number of credits in the student’s schedule for the purposes of satisfying yearly KEES curriculum requirements. Therefore, cooperative course codes will be included in the KEES eligibility determination. Students taking 901005 (work experience courses) must have 4 courses not listed as work experience to be considered eligible for KEES.

Please email CourseCodes@education.ky.gov with any questions!



Course Code Regulation
704 KAR 3:540 states the following: 

Section 1. Maintenance of Uniform Academic Course Codes. The Kentucky Department of Education shall maintain a system for uniform academic course codes and all course codes, course titles, and course descriptions shall be identified. The Kentucky Department of Education shall annually review uniform academic course codes to identify courses for revision, addition, and deletion. The Commissioner of Education shall annually approve any changes to uniform academic course codes and shall publish and distribute updated course information to all
districts no later than January 31 of each year.

Section 2. Uniform Academic Course Code Requirements. (1) Local districts and schools shall use the uniform academic course codes, distributed by the Commissioner of Education annually, to classify all courses offered in each school when reporting to the Kentucky Department of Education.
(2) Reporting to the Kentucky Department of Education shall include the listing and linking of uniform academic courses.

Section 3. District and School Course Descriptions. The linking of local district and school codes to the uniform academic course codes shall be performed annually by district and school staff using the student information system.

Section 4. Annual District and School Audits. The Kentucky Department of Education shall annually audit and report the use or misuse of uniform academic course codes by districts and schools. (36 Ky.R. 2260; 37 Ky.R. 60; eff. 7-12-2010; 44 Ky.R. 1657; 2015; eff. 4-6-2018.)

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