Creating Multiple Course Components 21a

Purpose: Use this document as a reference for building multiple component courses in ctcLink

Audience: Student Records staff

Creating Multiple Components at the Course Catalog Level

Navigation: Main Menu > Curriculum Management > Course Catalog > Course Catalog

In order to build classes with multiple components, you first need to build this information in the course catalog.  For example, a Biology class is taught with both a lecture component and a lab component.  These components need to exist in the course catalog in order for the class to inherit them.

  1. Search for the desired course in the Course Catalog.
Find an Existing Value tab
  1. Go to the Components Tab.  You can add and subtract Course Components in the Course Component Window using the plus and minus signs just below the end of the Course Component bar (underneath Last.)
  2. Verify that the correct Course Components have been built for the course using the arrows on the Course Component bar to view each component by record number (1 of 2, for example.)
    1. SBCTC approved components include:
      • Lecture
      • Lab
      • Clinical
      • Independent Study
Components tab
  1. Make certain that the Auto Create button has been checked on each component, allowing the system to automatically create each component in the schedule of classes when you Roll Curriculum Data.
  2. Confirm that the Graded, Primary Component is correct.  (Only one component can have a final grade.)
  3. Instructor Contact Hours and the Attribute Units fields must be filled out as they are essential parts of the Faculty Workload process.
  4. Instruction Mode also needs to be entered for each component.  Click on the magnifying glass for a list of types of Instruction Modes.  Select one.  (Distance education coding is defined here.)  Available values include:
Search Results
Course Attendance


  1. Attendance Type is required.  Choose from:
    1. Class meeting
    2. Conference
    3. Field trip
    4. Instructor consultation
    5. Study group
  2. Save the course.


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