Academic Catalogs

Repetition of Courses

For courses in which a “D,” “F,” “NP,” or “W” was recorded on the student’s academic transcript, the student may repeat the course two additional times within the Coast District (Orange Coast College, Golden West College, or Coastline Community College). After three unsuccessful attempts, a student’s registration in the course is automatically blocked (BP 4225). Only students with an extenuating circumstance may petition the OCC Academic Petition Council for consideration of a fourth attempt. If approved, students will register for the course at the end of the priority registration period. Petitions are available in the Counseling Office, located on the third floor of Watson Hall, and should be filed at least 30 days prior to the semester start date. Students must meet all registration deadlines.

For courses in which an “A,” “B,” “C,” or “P” was recorded on the student’s academic transcript, the student may petition the OCC Academic Petition Council for approval to repeat the course only if there is a need to repeat the course due to a recency requirement. The student must document the need to repeat the course (i.e. for admittance into a program, licensing requirement, etc.). Students should see a counselor to obtain the proper form.

If a student is authorized to repeat a course, the grade earned in the authorized repeat course will be used in GPA calculations. The grade earned in the previous attempt will be excluded from GPA calculations.

If a course is repeated after the student received a substandard grade, the student may submit a Petition to Exclude Sub-Standard Grade to have the sub-standard grade (“D,” “F,” or “NP”) excluded from their grade point average. The course must be repeated in the Coast Community College District or at another regionally accredited college and the grade recorded in the latest semester the course was taken will count in the grade point average regardless of which grade is higher. Although the previous grade will not count in the grade point average, the grade will still appear on the student’s academic transcript.

If an incomplete grade (“I”) was recorded on the student’s academic transcript, the student may not re-enroll in the course. The incomplete grade is changed according to the requirements as set forth by the faculty member who assigned the incomplete (see Incomplete under Grades and Grade Points for more information.)

Repeatability of Activities Courses

Regulations governing the repetition of credit courses in the California Community College system — effective Fall 2014 — have eliminated repeatability in active participation courses in kinesiology, art, dance, theatre arts, and most music courses. Intercollegiate athletics and some music courses that are required for transfer programs will be the only courses that will remain repeatable; all other courses previously offered as repeatable will be offered as one-time enrollment courses.

While students will not, in most cases, be allowed to repeat individual active participation courses in kinesiology, art, dance, music, and theatre arts, they will still be allowed to enroll in a series of active participatory courses that are related in content (commonly referred to as a family of courses) a maximum of four times, provided prerequisites are satisfied. This is a state regulation and applies to all athletics, dance, music and theatre arts activity classes in the District.

For example, all ballet courses are part of the “Ballet Family.” Repeatable courses that are related in content and taken prior to Fall 2014 will count toward the four-enrollment limitation. A student who previously enrolled in DANC A110 Ballet 1 twice can only take two more courses in the family; a student who previously enrolled in DANC A110 Ballet 1 four times may not take any additional courses in the family. Due to the regulatory changes, a student who is unable to successfully complete one course in a family after three attempts will not be allowed to enroll in any subsequent courses in the family. Therefore, the Dance and Music families include the following courses. Note: Courses subject to change. Contact the appropriate department for course availability.


Course Title Units
Ballet Family
DANC A110Ballet 10.5-2
DANC A111Ballet 20.5-2
DANC A144Ballet III2
DANC A172Ballet Dance Basics2
DANC A244Ballet IV2
DANC A254Preparation for Audition - Ballet2
Jazz Family
DANC A120Jazz Dance 10.5-2
DANC A121Jazz Dance 20.5-2
DANC A143Jazz Dance III2
DANC A173Jazz Dance Basics2
DANC A243Jazz IV2
DANC A253Preparation for Audition - Jazz2
Modern Family
DANC A101Modern Dance 10.5-2
DANC A102Modern 20.5-2
DANC A145Modern Dance III2
DANC A171Modern Dance Basics2
DANC A245Modern IV2
DANC A255Preparation for Audition - Modern2
Tap Family
DANC A125Tap 10.5-2
DANC A126Tap 20.5-2
DANC A174Tap Dance Basics1
DANC A246Tap IV1
DANC A256Preparation for Audition - Tap1


Course Title Units
Musicianship Family
MUS A180Theory 13
MUS A185Theory 23
MUS A280Theory 33
MUS A285Theory 43
Theory Family
MUS A181Musicianship 11
MUS A186Musicianship 21
MUS A285Theory 43
MUS A286Musicianship 41
Vioce Family
MUS A145Voice 11
MUS A146Voice 21
MUS A213Voice 31
MUS A214Voice 41
MUS A215Voice 51
MUS A216Voice 61

A family of courses may include more than four courses, but students are limited to a maximum of four courses in any family within the District. Further, all grades — including “W’s”, will count toward the four — course enrollment limitation and for computing the grade point average (GPA). Students can repeat athletics, art, dance, music, and theatre arts courses that are included in Family of Courses in which a “NP,” “D,” “F” grade was earned or “W” was assigned; however, all enrollments count toward the four enrollment maximum for each family of courses.