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Kansas Course Codes (KCCMS)

 In June of 2007, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a common secondary school course classification system for high school courses. The purposes of the Secondary School Course Classification System: School Codes for Exchange of Data (SCED) are to make it easier for school districts and states to:

  • Maintain longitudinal student records electronically;
  • Transmit course taking information from one student information system to another;
  • Meet reporting requirements;
  • Reduce the cost and burden of transcript studies; and
  • Use course taking information in research and evaluation of student outcomes.

In Kansas, a committee was brought together to work on developing Kansas Course codes that would be standard across all schools in Kansas. The purpose for developing the Standard Course Codes was so that they could be used on educator licenses and employment reports; and, if Kansas makes optimum use of the codes, they can become the codes used by most or all districts on student transcripts. The standard course codes developed are a system of numerical codes that are used to describe the courses taught by licensed teachers or completed by elementary and secondary students.

The Kansas Course Codes Management System (KCCMS) is the online tool whereby schools enter their courses which are then utilized in CTE/Pathways applications; STCO reporting for virtual school students over 19, migrant students, and CTE/Pathways students. Users must apply for an account via the KIDS system. 

New Features for 2016-2017

1. The import/export file has been changed from bar delimited to tab.  
2. Allow for mapping introductory CTE courses to 7th grade.
3. Added ability to filter by and download "future effective only" courses.

Inter-System Changes for 2016-2017

EDCS:  EDCS will no longer utilize the local course information in KCCMS but instead will use the State course codes.

STCO:  STCO has cut back on its reporting requirements to the following:

  • CTE
  • Virtual School Students 19 and over
  • Migrant Students

Kansas Course Code Management System (KCCMS) Resources

2015-2016 KCCMS User Guide The 2015-2016 User Guide should continue to be used for the 2016-2017 school year as there were not substantial changes.
2015-2016 KCCMS Import/Export Comparison 2016-2017, no change: KCCMS exports 23 fields but only imports 19
2015-2016 KCCMS Vendor Export Specifications The 2016-2017 KCCMS Vendor Export Specifications will be the same as last year with the exception that now courses should be tab delimited.
2015-2016 KCCMS Vendor Import Specifications  The 2016-2017 KCCMS Vendor Import Specifications will be the same as last year with the exception that now courses should be tab delimited.
Expiring Courses Feature in KCCMS  
KCCMS Definitions A short document containing some of the most asked about definitions.
Pathways Feature in KCCMS  

KCCMS Training Videos (Please do not use Firefox with these videos) Send additional topic requests to kccms@ksde.org

KSDE Account Set Up - Authenticated Web Applications Access KCCMS with a new user account
Adding KCCMS Access to an Existing KSDE Account Access KCCMS with an existing user account that needs to have the rights added.
Manually Creating a Course in KCCMS How to manually enter local district courses into KCCMS and map/connect them with pre-existing state courses.
Unique Course Identifiers in KCCMS The combination of data that comprise all the unique course identifiers in KCCMS.
Example of How to Manually Create a Course in KCCMS A sample local district course is created and mapped/connected to a state course.
Manually Duplicating a Course in KCCMS How to use the "duplication" feature within KCCMS.
Duplicate and Expire Course Simultaneously How to simultaneously expire an existing course and duplicate it.

Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS)

An initiative through the Kansas Board of Regents, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) is a two-year residential academy for 11th and 12th grade students talented in mathematics and science. KAMS students enroll in college courses taught by the faculty of a post-secondary educational institution. Over the course of their time in the Academy, students earn a high school diploma and college credits that meet the requirements for an associate of arts or associate of science degree.

KAMS Web Site


Assistant Director
Curricular Standards

Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078

Kansas Course Code Management System (KCCMS) Help Desk
Kansas Course Codes Information
(785) 296-2078

Pathways Help Desk
Career Clusters / Pathways Resources

EDCS Assistance
Lori Adams (785) 296-3835
LPR /EDCS Resources

STCO Assistance
KIDS Help Desk
(785) 296-7935 
KIDS/STCO Resources

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards

Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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