The first five characters of the course code indicate the subject, grade level, and course type. They are based on the Common Course Codes used in all secondary schools in Ontario.

How to Decipher a Course Code (example: ENG2D1)

Subject

Grade Course Type Indicator
ENG 2 D

1

The first three characters of the course code (ENG in this example) refers to the name of the course. ENG2D1 is English. The fourth character (2 in this example) refers to the grade of the course.

1 = grade 9
2 = grade 10
3 = grade 11
4 = grade 12

ENG2D1 is a grade 10 course.

The fifth character (D in this example) refers to the type of course.

P = applied
D = academic
O = open
L = locally developed
C = college
M = university / college
U = university
E = workplace

ENG2D1 is an academic course.

The sixth character (1 in this example) is for internal use by the school.

 

Course Types in More Detail

Grade Course Types
9, 10 O = open
L = locally developed
P = applied
D = academic
11, 12 O = open
E = workplace preparation
C = college preparation
M = university / college preparation
U = university preparation

Facts

  • Universities offer degree and honour degree programs.
  • Colleges offer certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and degree programs.
  • All degree programs require ENG4U and 5 other 4U or 4M credits (including the prerequisites for that program).
  • Use eINFO and myBlueprint to check University program prerequisites. http://www.electronicinfo.ca/
  • Use OCAS and myBlueprint to check College program prerequisites. http://www.ontariocolleges.ca/home