Waiving Requisite Requirements Policy

Policy Number
Board of Trustees
Date Approved
Effective Date
Responsible Division
Instruction and Student Support
1D SBCCC 400.8

Carteret Community College has established for some courses minimum prerequisite/corequisite requirements which are in line with the statewide prerequisites and co-requisites of the North Carolina Community College System.  Students are expected to complete prerequisite and co-requisite courses as required before moving into successive courses.  

Course prerequisites and co-requisites are listed for each course with the course description information on WebAdvisor and the Course Catalog.

In accordance with 1D SBCCC 400.8, “a college may establish a local policy for waiving requisite requirements for individual students.  The waiver of a prerequisite or co-requisite course may be offered with the approval of the Vice President of Instruction and Student Support for either of the following reasons:

  1. The student has extensive, documented work experience in the field.
  2. The student is not seeking a degree and offers compelling justification for the waiver.

This policy is in line with elements of Combined Course Library Curriculum Courses defined in 1D SBCCC 400.8 and NC Community College System Memo CC10-048.

Definition of Terms:

Prerequisite Courses:  A prerequisite course is one that must be completed prior to registration for another course.  For example, SPA 111 (Introductory Spanish I) may be a prerequisite course to SPA 112 (Introductory Spanish II).

Co-requisite Courses:  A corequisite course is one that must be taken prior to, or in conjunction with, another course within the same semester.  For example, students may take COS 111 and COS 112 concurrently.