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Kentucky Uniform Academic Course Codes

Published: 10/29/2019 1:32 PM

2019-2020 Course Codes

Searchable State Course Codes Database

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

A short tutorial video and quick reference card are available to help introduce users to the features available in the SSCCD. The Course Codes Frequently Asked Questions document has also been updated for 2019-20 and includes a section about the SSCCD.

2019-20 Course Code Changes
2019-20 Course Code Changes (updated 4/15/19)

Please visit the Course Standards webpage for information regarding standards revision and course standards alignment.

Guidance Documents and Resources

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.

Guidance Documents

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

Course Standards Webpage

CTE - Programs of Study Webpage

Transition Readiness Tracking

For more information regarding Transition Readiness please visit the Transition Readiness webpage.

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.

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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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