Degree Graduation Requirements

It is the student's responsibility to see that all graduation requirements are satisfied. Students are encouraged to consult with a counselor to monitor their educational progress.

A degree, career certificate, or advanced certificate is not automatically conferred upon completion of Triton College curriculum requirements. Candidates must file a ‘Petition for Graduation’ with the Records Evaluator according to published deadline dates. Deadline dates are listed in the calendar section of the catalog, various publications, and in the Office of Admission.

Candidates for May graduation, as well as August and December graduates, are encouraged to participate in the annual commencement exercises held at the end of each spring semester. Students completing any degree or certificate program will have up to one year to participate in a commencement ceremony. Exceptions will be approved by the Dean of Student Services.

Policy # 5118; last updated: 11/16/93

The following requirements also must be met to qualify for graduation with an associate’s degree:

College Success Courses

College success courses (numbered 001-099) may not be used to meet graduation requirements. Courses numbered 001-099 taken prior to fall 1980 may not be classified as developmental. Contact a counselor for further information.

Articulated Courses

Courses that have been articulated with at least three individual colleges or universities in Illinois or approved by an Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) panel are identified by the "◊" symbol following courses numbered 100-299 (i.e., RHT 101◊). Such courses include: 1) arts and sciences courses designed to transfer to colleges and universities; and 2) articulated career courses (with limited applicability to transfer institutions). When making transfer plans, students should check with the college or university they plan to attend to assure these courses will transfer. For more information consult with a counselor, or stop by the Walk-in Counseling Center in the Student Center, Room B-100.

Physical Education Elective

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

Semester Hour Requirement

Students must complete the number of semester hours and all requirements specified for the particular curriculum in which the degree is awarded.

Residence Requirement

Students must complete at least 15 of the last 18 semester hours of course work in residence at Triton -College.

Grade-Point Average Requirement

Students in arts and sciences curricula must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 ("C" average) in all courses attempted. Students in career education curricula must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses used to fulfill graduation requirements. RHT 101 and RHT 102 must be a "C" or better to fulfill IAI and graduation requirements from Triton College.

General Education Requirements and Minimum Semester Hours

Area

Degree Type

 

AA

AS

AGS

AAS

AFA

AAT

 

 

 

 

 

Art

Music

Secondary Math

Secondary Science

Early Childhood Ed.

Special Ed.

Communications

9

9

6

6

9

9

9

9

9

9

Social & Behavioral Science

9

9

3

3

6

6

9

6

9

9

Health/Physical Fitness

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Humanities & Fine Arts

9

9

3

1-3

6

6

9

6

9

9

Mathematics

3

6

3

*

3

3

5

9-10

7

7

Physical & Life Science

8

8

*

*

8

8

8

9

7

8

Minimum general education semester hours

37-41

40-41

24

15

32

32

40

39-40

40

42

Program requirements & electives

23-27

23-24

40

49-59

30

35

23.5

25.5

24

21.5

Minimum semester hours for graduation

64

64

64

64-72

62

64

63.5

64.5

64

63.5

*Mathematics or Science (three hours)