Course Prerequisites and Corequisites

Ventura College is now enforcing class pre- and corequisites. Information for prerequisite and corequisite requirements can be found below as can an explanation of how to challenge a pre- or corequisite. Please note: the information below applies only to Ventura College.

Prerequisites and Corequisites Requirements

A prerequisite is a course that the student is required to complete with a grade of “C’ or better before the student can enroll in the next more advanced course. A corequisite is a course which the student must take at the same time s/he is taking another course.

All prerequisites and co-requisites on course enrollment are strictly enforced at the time of the student’s registration.  All prerequisites and co-requisites are stated in the course descriptions in the college catalog and in the class schedule.

Click here for steps to request unblocking (clearance) of a prerequisite.

How to Challenge a Prerequisite or Co-requisite

A prerequisite is a course that the student is required to complete with a grade of “C’ or better before the student can enroll in the next more advanced course. A corequisite is a course which the student must take at the same time s/he is taking another course.

If the student can demonstrate that s/he meets the equivalent of a course prerequisite based upon one of the reasons listed on the Petition for Challenging a Prerequisite or Co-requisite, the student has the right to challenge the prerequisite or co-requisite. 

Click here for more detailed information about challenging or a prerequisite or corequisite.