Some courses offered at SCC require either a prerequisite or co-requisite (or both) before enrolling. All prerequisites or co-requisites are identified in the Course Descriptions section of the SCC catalog.
If you have already completed an identified prerequisite at another college, proof of prerequisite (report card or transcript) will be required. An advisor or enrollment services assistant can verify that the prerequisite has been fulfilled.
A prerequisite is a condition of enrollment that you are required to meet prior to enrolling in a course. These prerequisite courses provide the minimum level of proficiency knowledge needed for successful achievement in the next level course.
*Grades of F (Failing), I (Incomplete), R (Re-enroll), V (Audit), and W (Withdrawal) do not constitute successfully completing a prerequisite. Some courses designate attainment of a higher successful grade, for example a grade of C or better, in their prerequisite course(s). A note signed by the course instructor who issued the “I” grade may suffice until the grade change has been administratively processed.
Example: Successfully complete Psychology 101 before enrolling in Psychology 201.
A co-requisite is a course that needs to be taken concurrently with another course. This is very typical with science courses.
Example: CHM 101 and co-requisite CHM 103 (lab)