Articulation

The Key to a Successful Transfer

If you are thinking about transferring to a baccalaureate college or university, you will want to understand articulation.  Articulation is the process that links the curriculum between community colleges and universities so that students can transfer from a community college to a university without experiencing a delay or duplication of coursework. Articulated courses at Ventura College (VC) are those that are identified by a university as equivalent or comparable to courses taught on a university campus. Completing an articulated course, for a specific major, general education breadth, baccalaureate transfer units, or as a preparation course for an upper-division level course, enables students to satisfy a university admission, to complete lower-division major preparation, and/or to meet graduation requirements while at Ventura College prior to transfer. Ventura College has articulation agreements with the University of California (UC), and the California State University (CSU), and accredited private and out of state colleges.

Ventura College Articulation Agreements with the CSU and the UC can be found at www.assist.org. Successful transfer planning involves developing a comprehensive student education plan that includes a combination of articulated courses for major preparation, general education, and elective, if necessary. The website is not intended to replace an academic counselor’s advisement.   Therefore, it is highly recommended that you meet with a VC counselor regularly as transfer information and requirements do change. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic counselor to develop a student education plan. The Ventura College Counseling Department can be reached at (805) 289-6448 or at VC Counseling Department.