Experimental/Selected Topics Credit Courses

The course numbering system in use at Cañada College as part of the San Mateo County Community College District categorizes courses according to the following:

  • 100-599 Courses generally transferable to a four-year college or university.
  • 600-699 Courses varying in content and which are usually transferable.
  • 700-799 Courses that are part of a specific occupational program and which are not generally regarded as transferable.
  • 800-899 Courses that are non-transferable 

From time to time, a department may offer a course which is experimental in nature, and covers a special topic. Because such courses are never exactly the same, you will not find them described in the catalog. They are, however, regular credit courses of the College.

The following experimental/selected topics credit courses may be offered in all instructional programs as approved by the Curriculum Committee. See class schedule for specific course descriptions and current semester offerings.

680-689 SELECTED TOPICS (DEGREE/CERTIFICATE APPLICABLE, TRANSFERABLE)
Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None. Description: These courses focus on selected topics not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit are determined by the appropriate division in relation to community/student need and available staff. These innovative, experimental courses may be offered as lecture or lab classes. See semester class schedule for particular offerings. Transfer: CSU. See schedule of classes for course description.

879 SELECTED TOPICS (DEGREE/CERTIFICATE APPLICABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE)
Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None. Description: These courses focus on selected topics not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit are determined by the appropriate division in relation to community/student need and available staff. These innovative, experimental courses may be offered as lecture or lab classes. See semester class schedule for particular offerings. Not designed for transfer credit. Units apply toward AA/AS degree or certificate. See schedule of classes for course description.

880 OTHER SELECTED TOPICS (NON-DEGREE/NON-CERTIFICATE APPLICABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE)
Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None. Description: Any division may offer 880 courses focusing on selected topics not covered by regular catalog offerings and treating the development of reading and writing skills. Appropriate divisions may also offer non-degree credit experimental courses in reading, writing and/or math skills. Course content and unit credit to be determined by the appropriate division in relation to community/student need and available staff. These innovative, experimental courses may be offered as lecture or lab classes. See semester schedule for particular offerings. Not designed for transfer credit. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree nor certificate. See schedule of classes for course description.