Annual List of Courses

  1. Prohibit the acceptance of transfer credit based solely on the accreditation of the sending institution; or
  2. Include language in any materials published by the institution, whether in printed or electronic form, suggesting that such a prohibition exists.

Course Schedule

Online Posting Requirement

  1. A syllabus that satisfies any standards adopted by the institution; provides a brief description of each major course requirement, including each major assignment and examination; includes the measurable learning outcomes for the course, as defined in 19 Administrative Code 4.104; lists any required or recommended reading; and provides a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion. If multiple sections of a course use an identical syllabus with identical assignments and readings, only one syllabus shall be posted.
  2. A curriculum vitae of each regular instructor, including each instructor of record for each section of the course, that lists at least all institutions of higher education attended, with the degree(s) earned; all previous teaching positions, including the names of the institutions, the position, beginning and ending dates; and a list of significant professional publications relevant to the academic positions held, including full citation data for each entry. The curriculum vitae may include the instructor's professional contact information, such as office telephone number, work address, and institutional email address. The curriculum vitae may not include any personal information, including the instructor's home address or home telephone number.
  3. The departmental budget report. If a course is offered through a unit other than a department — such as a program, college, or institute — substitute the budget for that unit as appropriate. If the institution posts general budget data on its website in which the information required by statute is reported, it may substitute a hyperlink to that data in place of a separate departmental budget report. The budget report shall include detail for the most recent academic year for which data are available; income from all sources; and a summary by functional categories such as salaries and wages, travel, and the like (as defined by the National Association of College and University Business Officers).


Instructor(s) of Record

Undergraduate Classroom Course


Time Frame for Posting

Updating Information

Designation of Responsible Administrator

Report Required

Minimum Length of Courses

Texas Common Course Numbering System

  1. The TCCNS prefix and number must be displayed immediately adjacent to the institutional course prefix and number at the beginning of each course description; and
  2. The printed and electronic catalogs shall include a chart, table, or matrix, alphabetized by common course prefix, listing all common courses taught at the institution by both the common and local course number. For printed catalogs, the chart, table, or matrix should be referenced in a table of contents and/or a subject index.

Learning Outcomes

  1. A course with a highly variable subject content that is tailored specifically to an individual student, such as an independent study or directed reading course; or
  2. A laboratory, practicum, or discussion section that is an intrinsic and required component of a lecture course.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

State-Funded Courses

  1. Are approved for inclusion in the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM);
  2. Have been reviewed and approved by Coordinating Board staff in accordance with the criteria for unique need courses [see 19 Administrative Code 9.74]; and
  3. Are consistent with the TCCNS.

Course Report

  1. Courses attempted and completed at the college, including the total number of semester credit hours for those courses, disaggregated by whether the course is in the Workforce Education Course Manual or its successor adopted by the Coordinating Board or the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual or its successor adopted by the Coordinating Board;
  2. Courses attempted and completed at the college that are not in the recommended core curriculum developed by the Coordinating Board under Education Code 61.822; and
  3. Dual credit courses, including courses for joint high school and junior college credit under Education Code 130.008, attempted and completed at the college.

Education Code 51.4034

Notice of Licensing Requirements

  1. The potential ineligibility of an individual who has been convicted of an offense for issuance of an occupational license on completion of the educational program;
  2. The current guidelines issued under Occupations Code 53.025 by any licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes the educational program;
  3. Any other state or local restriction or guideline used by a licensing authority to determine the eligibility of an individual who has been convicted of an offense for an occupational license issued by the licensing authority; and
  4. The right to request a criminal history evaluation letter under Occupations Code 53.102.
  1. Refund the amount of any tuition paid by the individual to the entity; and
  2. Pay to the individual an amount equal to the total of the following, as applicable:
    1. The amount of any application fees paid by the individual to the licensing authority; and
    2. The amount of any examination fees paid by the individual to the licensing authority or an examination provider approved by the licensing authority.

Texas Southmost College



DATE ISSUED: 5/22/2020