A prerequisite is a condition of enrollment, such as satisfactory completion of another course (defined as a grade of A, B, C, or CR), that must be met BEFORE a student can register for a course or an educational program in order to demonstrate readiness for that course or program. By meeting the prerequisite, the student shows that he or she has certain skills, concepts, and/or information without which the college considers success in the subsequent course or program highly unlikely.
A Corequisites is a course in which a student is required to enroll AT THE SAME TIME that he or she is enrolled in another course. In the Corequisites course, the student acquires certain skills, concepts, and/or information without which the college considers success in the concurrent course highly unlikely.
A recommended preparation statement in a course description means that a student is advised, but not required, to complete the identified course(s) prior to enrollment in another course or educational program. The skills, concepts, and/or information gained in the recommended preparation will prepare students for success in the subsequent course or program.
All prerequisites, corequisites, and recommended preparation statements listed in the course descriptions are periodically reviewed. Students, especially those new to Pasadena City College, should consult this schedule and/or Counseling Services (L104) for the most current information.
Students are expected to meet valid and necessary course prerequisites and corequisites. For information on challenging prerequisites, corequisites, and enrollment limitations, see Before you register or Matriculation.