Course Numbering System

The Course Descriptions are listed alphabetically by Discipline/Prefix. Students intending to transfer to a senior college should check with the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success to determine which specific courses satisfy transfer requirements.

Courses numbered below 100 are preparatory or developmental in nature and are not normally acceptable for transfer to senior institutions. Courses numbered 100 or above are college level courses.

Sample Course Listing

Course Numbering System

Instruction Types


In-Person is the traditional face-to-face course where all contact hours are performed on campus in a physical classroom. Instructor may use a Learning Management System (LMS) to post course materials online. Technology may be used for classroom interaction, and students may be required to use computer and internet to complete assignments.


A Hybrid course has fewer face-to-face meetings than In-Person. A portion of the course contact hours are delivered online and a portion is delivered on campus in physical classroom. These courses use the Learning Management System (LMS) for the online portion of the course.


An Online course is delivered via the Internet through a Learning Management System (LMS). On-campus meeting are not required. However, online courses may require proctored in-person exam. 

Online Anytime – an online course that does not have required virtual meetings at a fixed time each week. Students do not need to log into their courses at the same time each week, but may access their courses at any time in order to meet course deadlines as laid out in the syllabus.

Online Live – an online course that has regularly scheduled virtual meetings that are a required component of the course. Students will need to log into their courses at the same time each week in addition to accessing their course materials at any time.

Course materials and additional activities and assessments for both types of online courses are located in a Learning Management System (LMS). Students can access the LMS through Oakton’s website.