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Kentucky Uniform Academic Course Codes

Published: 12/5/2022 10:11 AM

2023-2024 State Course Codes

2023-2024 Course Codes Now Available in New and Improved Searchable State Course Codes Database within KECS

The new and improved Searchable State Course Codes Database (SSC​CD) has been integrated into the Kentucky Educator Certification System (KECS) and is now available with an updated view for the 2023-2024 school year. ​


CTE Changes
  • 332002 Engineering Mechanics for 3D Printing and 332003 Additive Manufacturing Applications have been added for the 2023-24 school year.

  • 470470 Master Medium/Heavy Diesel Truck Service Technology (MTST) Section A, 470471 Master Medium/Heavy Diesel Truck Service Technology (MTST) Section B, 470523 Master Automobile Service Technology Section A and 470525 Master Automobile Service Technology Section B have been deprecated for the 2023-24 school year. ​


Content/Program Area Changes
  • A new course code 270510 AP Pre-calculus is available for the 2023-2024 school year.

  • Course description updates have been made for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses to keep in alignment with official names and descriptions coming from the College Board and International Baccalaureate organizations. 

  • Several Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) courses have received slight name updates to better reflect VPA nomenclature.​

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.


Guidance Documents





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



Resources

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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