As a prospective transfer student, it is important to make sure that the community college courses you take are acceptable to the university for transfer credit. ASSIST (http://www.assist.org) is California's official statewide repository of transfer information for the California State University and University of California university systems. ASSIST offers easy access to a single articulation database. ASSIST will help you determine if you will receive credit for courses you've already taken or plan to take and how those courses apply to a specific academic major or general education requirement.
Articulation agreements identify coursework completed at one institution which meet the requirements of another institution for major preparation, general education or transferable units. Most articulation agreements are between a community college and a university, but there can be agreements between two community colleges or two universities.