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Model Curriculum Framework

Kentucky Uniform Academic Course Codes

Published: 8/2/2022 3:52 AM

2022-2023 State Course Codes

2022-2023 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 2022-2023 school year.

Course code 909995 Roster Only Non-Instructional has been created as a tool for schools to roster non-instructional activities. 

CTE Changes
  • One new CTE high school course code has been added for the 2022-2023 school year (170143 Introduction to Public Health). 
  • There are 49 CTE high school course codes being deprecated for the 2022-2023 school year. Most of the deprecated courses are in the Transportation program area and most are course codes that have not been used in over four (4) years.

Content/Program Area Changes
  • Clarifying statements have been made on several courses as to their eligibility for minimum high school graduation requirements credit. 
  • A new course has been created 230515 Digital Storytelling which combines Kentucky Academic Standards for Reading & Writing with twenty first century skills (multimedia, graphic design, etc.) to explore both fiction and non-fiction digital stories.
  • Course code 500111 has been renamed High School Survey Course of the Visual and Performing Arts and a middle level version of the course, 500107 Middle School Survey Course of the Visual and Performing Arts has been created. These changes are also reflected in the Alternate Diploma course with a similar renaming of 600160 and the creation of 600101 at the middle level.
  • Many International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses have been updated to ensure fidelity of course names and descriptions. 
  • New IB courses have been added to reflect courses being offered in schools, including new course codes for the Middle Years Programme. 

For a detailed list of course code changes, please see the 2022-2023 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


Course Standards Webpage

CTE - Programs of Study Webpage

Postsecondary 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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