Course Descriptions

Courses listed in this section are offered in university-transfer and career-education programs. (Continuing education courses are listed in a separate brochure.) Courses are arranged numerically within each discipline.

Within each description, information is arranged in this sequence:

  • Course code and numbering:
  • 001-099 are college success courses that include content and skills prerequisite to college-level course work.
  • 100-299 are courses designed primarily for career preparation that are applicable to AAS (associate in applied science) degree programs and career certificates. (Some courses may transfer to particular four-year colleges or universities and be applicable to specific majors.)
  • 100-299◊ symboled courses: Additional information.
  • Number of semester hours of credit
  • Course title
  • Course description, which includes a general statement of the course objectives as well as materials, procedures and topics to be covered.
  • Prerequisite or corequisite courses, if any are required (no mention of prerequisites indicates none is required). 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.
  • Number of class hours expected for lecture or classroom practice and/or laboratory experience each week.
  • Any applicable fee
  • Code number of approved Triton College course by Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)

IAI Codes

IAI Codes for the General Education Core

C - Communication

M - Mathematics

P, LP* - Physical Science

L, LP - Life Science

H*, HF - Humanities; Humanities/Fine Arts;

F* - Fine Art

S* - Social & Behavioral Science

*Represents a number 1-9

IAI Code Suffixes for the General Education Core

D - Diversity

L - Lab

N - Non-Western

R - Research Paper

IAI Codes for Baccalaureate Majors

BIO - Biological Sciences

BUS - Business

CHM - Chemistry

CRJ- Criminal Justice

CS - Computer Science

MC - Mass Communication

MTH - Mathematics

PSY - Psychology

TA - Theater Arts

Students should check their curricula to determine the recommended semesters for registering for a particular course; some courses may be canceled because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons, and students will then need to consult with a counselor for adjustments in their -programs.

Counseling services, as detailed in the Student Information section of this catalog, are available to every student. Students who plan to apply Triton College credits toward a degree offered by four-year colleges should consult their counselor for assistance in planning their programs.

College course offerings and standard abbreviations are as follows:

Section Contents

Accounting Courses

Allied Health Courses

Anthropology Courses

Architecture Courses

Art Courses

Astronomy Courses

Automotive Technology Courses

Basic Addiction Counseling Courses

Biological Sciences Courses

Business Courses

Chemistry Courses

Chinese Courses

Computer Information Systems Courses

Criminal Justice Administration Courses

Certified Medical Assisting Courses

College Orientation Courses

Construction Courses

Counseling & Guidance Courses

Cooperative Education Courses

Dance Course

Public Safety Dispatching Courses

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Courses

Early Childhood Education Courses

Economics Courses

Education Courses

Emergency Management Courses

Emergency Medical Services Courses

English/Literature & Composition Courses

Engineering Technology Courses

Eye Care Courses

Facilities Engineering Technology Courses

Fire Science Courses

Geography Courses

Geology Courses

Hospitality Industry Administration Courses

History Courses

Horticulture Courses

Health Education Courses

Humanities Courses

Independent Building Contractor Courses

Interdisciplinary Study Courses

Independent Study Course

Interior Design Courses

Italian Courses

Mathematics Courses

Mass Communication - Multimedia Courses

Music Courses

Nurse Assistant Courses

Nuclear Medicine Technology Courses

Nursing Courses

Ophthalmic Technician Courses

Health, Sport & Exercise Science Courses

Philosophy and Logic Courses

Physical Science Courses

Physics Courses

Political Science Courses

Psychology Courses

Radiologic Technology Courses

English/Rhetoric & Composition Courses

Sustainable Agriculture Technology Courses

Sociology Courses

Speech/Theatre Courses

Spanish Courses

Surgical Technology Courses

Social Science Course

Visual Communication Graphic Design Courses

Accounting Courses

Allied Health Courses

Anthropology Courses

Architecture Courses

Art Courses

Astronomy Courses

Automotive Technology Courses

Basic Addiction Counseling Courses

Biological Sciences Courses

Business Courses

Chemistry Courses

Chinese Courses

Computer Information Systems Courses

Criminal Justice Administration Courses

Certified Medical Assisting Courses

College Orientation Courses

Construction Courses

Counseling & Guidance Courses

Cooperative Education Courses

Dance Course

Public Safety Dispatching Courses

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Courses

Early Childhood Education Courses

Economics Courses

Education Courses

Emergency Management Courses

Emergency Medical Services Courses

English/Literature & Composition Courses

Engineering Technology Courses

Eye Care Courses

Facilities Engineering Technology Courses

Fire Science Courses

Geography Courses

Geology Courses

Hospitality Industry Administration Courses

History Courses

Horticulture Courses

Health Education Courses

Humanities Courses

Independent Building Contractor Courses

Interdisciplinary Study Courses

Independent Study Course

Interior Design Courses

Italian Courses

Mathematics Courses

Mass Communication - Multimedia Courses

Music Courses

Nurse Assistant Courses

Nuclear Medicine Technology Courses

Nursing Courses

Ophthalmic Technician Courses

Health, Sport & Exercise Science Courses

Philosophy and Logic Courses

Physical Science Courses

Physics Courses

Political Science Courses

Psychology Courses

Radiologic Technology Courses

English/Rhetoric & Composition Courses

Sustainable Agriculture Technology Courses

Sociology Courses

Speech/Theatre Courses

Spanish Courses

Surgical Technology Courses

Social Science Course

Visual Communication Graphic Design Courses