Explaining Course Codes

Explaining Course Codes

Explaining Course Codes

Ontario Secondary School Course Codes are set by the Ontario Ministry of Eduction and can be quite confusing. Here is a quick guide to how they work using a sample of: MFM2P

The first three letters indicate the subject and title of the course.
MFM = M – “Mathematics” (subject), FM – “Foundations of Mathematics”(course title)

The fourth character indicates the grade:
1 = Grade 9 2 = Grade 10 3 = Grade 11 4 = Grade 12

The fifth letter indicates the level of study:

Grades 9 and 10

D = Academic
P = Applied
L = Locally Developed

Grades 11 and 12

U = University
C = College
M = University/College
E = Workplace

Grades 9-12

O = Open level

Review Example: 

AMU1O: A = “Arts”, MU = “Musics, 1 = Grade 9, O = Open level