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

AG - Agriculture

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 (ACC)

Allied Health Courses (AHL)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Architecture Courses (ARC)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Automotive Technology Courses (AUT)

Basic Addiction Counseling Courses (BAC)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIS)

Business Courses (BUS)

Chemistry Courses (CHM)

Chinese Courses (CHN)

Computer Information Systems Courses (CIS)

Criminal Justice Administration Courses (CJA)

Certified Medical Assisting Courses (CMA)

College Orientation Course (COL)

Construction Courses (COT)

Counseling & Guidance Courses (CSG)

Cooperative Education Courses (CWE)

Dance Course (DAN)

Public Safety Dispatching Courses (DIS)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Courses (DMS)

Early Childhood Education Courses (ECE)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education Courses (EDU)

Emergency Management Courses (EMP)

Emergency Medical Services Courses (EMS)

English/Literature & Composition Courses (ENG)

Engineering Technology Courses (ENT)

Eye Care Courses (EYE)

Facilities Engineering Technology Courses (FET)

Fire Science Courses (FIR)

Geography Courses (GEO)

Geology Courses (GOL)

Hospitality Industry Administration Courses (HIA)

History Courses (HIS)

Horticulture Courses (HRT)

Health Education Courses (HTH)

Humanities Courses (HUM)

Independent Building Contractor Courses (IBC)

Interdisciplinary Study Courses (IDS)

Independent Study Course (IND)

Interior Design Courses (INT)

Italian Courses (ITL)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Mass Communication - Multimedia Courses (MCM)

Music Courses (MUS)

Nurse Assistant Courses (NAS)

Nuclear Medicine Technology Courses (NUM)

Nursing Courses (NUR)

Ophthalmic Technician Courses (OPH)

Health, Sport & Exercise Science Courses (PED)

Philosophy and Logic Courses (PHL)

Physical Science Courses (PHS)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Technology Courses (RAS)

English/Rhetoric & Composition Courses (RHT)

Sustainable Agriculture Technology Courses (SAT)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Speech/Theatre Courses (SPE)

Spanish Courses (SPN)

Surgical Technology Courses (SRT)

Social Science Course (SSC)

Visual Communication Graphic Design Courses (VIC)

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Allied Health Courses (AHL)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Architecture Courses (ARC)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Automotive Technology Courses (AUT)

Basic Addiction Counseling Courses (BAC)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIS)

Business Courses (BUS)

Chemistry Courses (CHM)

Chinese Courses (CHN)

Computer Information Systems Courses (CIS)

Criminal Justice Administration Courses (CJA)

Certified Medical Assisting Courses (CMA)

College Orientation Course (COL)

Construction Courses (COT)

Counseling & Guidance Courses (CSG)

Cooperative Education Courses (CWE)

Dance Course (DAN)

Public Safety Dispatching Courses (DIS)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Courses (DMS)

Early Childhood Education Courses (ECE)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education Courses (EDU)

Emergency Management Courses (EMP)

Emergency Medical Services Courses (EMS)

English/Literature & Composition Courses (ENG)

Engineering Technology Courses (ENT)

Eye Care Courses (EYE)

Facilities Engineering Technology Courses (FET)

Fire Science Courses (FIR)

Geography Courses (GEO)

Geology Courses (GOL)

Hospitality Industry Administration Courses (HIA)

History Courses (HIS)

Horticulture Courses (HRT)

Health Education Courses (HTH)

Humanities Courses (HUM)

Independent Building Contractor Courses (IBC)

Interdisciplinary Study Courses (IDS)

Independent Study Course (IND)

Interior Design Courses (INT)

Italian Courses (ITL)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Mass Communication - Multimedia Courses (MCM)

Music Courses (MUS)

Nurse Assistant Courses (NAS)

Nuclear Medicine Technology Courses (NUM)

Nursing Courses (NUR)

Ophthalmic Technician Courses (OPH)

Health, Sport & Exercise Science Courses (PED)

Philosophy and Logic Courses (PHL)

Physical Science Courses (PHS)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Technology Courses (RAS)

English/Rhetoric & Composition Courses (RHT)

Sustainable Agriculture Technology Courses (SAT)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Speech/Theatre Courses (SPE)

Spanish Courses (SPN)

Surgical Technology Courses (SRT)

Social Science Course (SSC)

Visual Communication Graphic Design Courses (VIC)