Master Course Outline (MCO) Form

All courses must provide a Master Course Outline (MCO)

  • An approved Master Course Outline for a given course becomes a shared template used college-wide by all instructors who will teach that course, regardless of the delivery mode.
  • Although using an approved MCO means that the course title, goals, and learning outcomes will be identical for all offerings of a given course, the assignments, textbooks, and presentation of content may vary according to the instructor’s preference.
  • These variations are documented in instructor’s syllabi, which reflect the academic freedom accorded to individual instructors’ offerings of a course.
  • New Master Course Outline Update Forms must be submitted to document any changes to previously approved MCO content.
  • A change in delivery mode only may not require a new MCO.

For details, see: RCW28B.50.090(7)(a), WAC131-16-080, and NWCCU 2.C.1 and 2.C.2.

Master Course Outline (MCO) Update Forms can be found on the employee intranet.

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