Model Curriculum Framework

Kentucky Uniform Academic Course Codes

Published: 6/11/2024 1:50 PM

2024-2025 State Course Codes

2024-2025 Course Codes Now Available in the Searchable State Course Codes Database within KECS

There are several changes to both CTE and academic courses. Changes for CTE Courses include 18 new courses as well as 7 deprecated courses. Updates to academic courses primarily include course description updates necessary for alignment to official descriptions for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses or to clarify appropriate awarding of credit to satisfy minimum high school graduation requirements. Additionally, the Pilot AP African American studies course is now open to schools beyond the pilot and a new Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) course code has been created. 

For a detailed list of course code changes, please see the 2024​-2025 Course Code Changes spreadsheet. A Deprecated Course Codes and What to Use Instead spreadsheet is also available to help schools replace deprecated course codes.


Guidance Documents and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions



Entering Course Information in Infinite Campus (IC)

Please follow the guidance provided in the Course Data Standard for entering course information in IC.

Guidance for entering Dual Credit courses in IC is available in the Dual Credit Course Data Standard.

A Guidance Document for Setting Up Online/Virtual and Attendance-Based Courses in Infinite Campus​ is available to assist schools in understanding how to set up different online/virtual course and program structures.


Searchable State Course Codes Database

The Searchable State Course Code Database (SSCCD) is now the sole source of information regarding state course codes.

Guidance Documents





Virtual and Performance-Based Course Set-Up and Attendance Verification Guidance Document



Resources


Dual Credit Webpage




Postsecondary Readiness Tracking

AP, CAI, DC & IB Postsecondary Readiness (Academic and Career) Courses​​ This document has been updated to included course lists for 2022-2023, 2023-2024, and 2024-2025.



Co-op Course Codes

Please note the cooperative education and work experience course codes are within the Searchable State Course Codes Database. The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority program regulation 11 KAR 15:090 has been modified to specify that all co-op course codes will count for the number of credits in the student’s schedule for the purposes of satisfying yearly KEES curriculum requirements. Therefore, cooperative course codes will be included in the KEES eligibility determination. Students taking 901005 (work experience courses) must have 4 courses not listed as work experience to be considered eligible for KEES.

Please email CourseCodes@education.ky.gov with any questions!


Course Code Regulation
704 KAR 3:540 states the following: 

Section 1. Maintenance of Uniform Academic Course Codes. The Kentucky Department of Education shall maintain a system for uniform academic course codes and all course codes, course titles, and course descriptions shall be identified. The Kentucky Department of Education shall annually review uniform academic course codes to identify courses for revision, addition, and deletion. The Commissioner of Education shall annually approve any changes to uniform academic course codes and shall publish and distribute updated course information to all districts no later than January 31 of each year.

Section 2. Uniform Academic Course Code Requirements. (1) Local districts and schools shall use the uniform academic course codes, distributed by the Commissioner of Education annually, to classify all courses offered in each school when reporting to the Kentucky Department of Education. (2) Reporting to the Kentucky Department of Education shall include the listing and linking of uniform academic courses.

Section 3. District and School Course Descriptions. The linking of local district and school codes to the uniform academic course codes shall be performed annually by district and school staff using the student information system.

Section 4. Annual District and School Audits. The Kentucky Department of Education shall annually audit and report the use or misuse of uniform academic course codes by districts and schools. (36 Ky.R. 2260; 37 Ky.R. 60; eff. 7-12-2010; 44 Ky.R. 1657; 2015; eff. 4-6-2018.)

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