Applied Science Programs

Applied Science Programs at Triton provide occupational preparation in a range of careers. The programs are designed to prepare students for direct or upgraded employment following Triton College graduation. In many cases, the areas of specialization are transferable to four-year colleges. The programs are listed alphabetically.

Courses offered in Applied Science are college-level and designed primarily for career preparation and in some cases transfer to particular colleges and universities in specific majors. Students should contact the institution to which they intend to transfer or consult with a Triton counselor or Triton’s Transfer Center regarding the transferability of career-education courses.

Associate in Applied Science degrees, career certificates and advanced certificates are awarded for the successful completion of requirements.

Some programs, most notably those in Nursing and Allied Health, have special requirements for enrollment. Students must attend a scheduled information session and meet with the program coordinator to be considered for many of these programs. Please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3545, for dates and times.

A maximum of six semester hours of physical education activity courses (PED courses numbered 150 and below) may be selected as electives to fulfill graduation requirements.

College success courses may not be used to meet graduation requirements.

The Applied Science curricula follow with curriculum numbers related to degree, certificate and advanced certificate programs. Students must use these numbers when registering for classes. All degree programs qualify for the Associate in Applied Science degree.

Human Diversity Requirement

Illinois Public Act 87-581 requires that degree-seeking students meet this requirement. This can be accomplished by successful completion of all the required general education courses in the AAS Degree.

Notes for this section:

# Prerequisites/Corequisites: See the course description section of this catalog to ensure course prerequisites or corequisites are met prior to enrolling in courses. Students may petition for waiver of course prerequisites/corequisites if they believe they have comparable experience or completed course work with similar content. Counselors can assist in this process.

See Articulated Courses for additional information.

Degree graduation requirements: In addition to fulfilling general education and program requirements, students must maintain a minimum grade-point average, meet public-law and residency requirements and complete proper filing procedures to graduate. For information, see degree graduation requirements in the "Degrees and Certificates" section of this catalog and the general education requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree at the beginning of the "Applied Science Programs" section. Also see your counselor for assistance.

Additional certificate requirements: In addition to fulfilling certificate program requirements, students must maintain a minimum grade-point average, meet residency requirements and complete proper filing procedures to receive their diplomas. For information, see certificate graduation requirements in the "Degrees and Certificates" section of this catalog. Also see your counselor for assistance.