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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements Associate of Applied Science Degree

A student shall be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of a specific program in accordance with policies of the Board of Trustees policies. A student must:

  • Satisfactorily complete an approved program of study, including prescribed general education courses.
  • Earn a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all courses attempted. The calculation of the grade point average for graduation shall not include grades earned for transitional courses. All grades earned in courses which have been repeated will be calculated into the cumulative grade point average. However, only the last grade awarded in a course will be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average for graduation purposes.
  • Complete at least 25% of the total semester hours at the College.
  • Must satisfy all requirements for graduation within one calendar year from the last term of attendance. This timeframe includes credits earned at other colleges.
  • Fulfill all financial, academic, and admissions obligations to the College.
  • Submit an “Intent to Graduate” form, with graduation fee (if applicable), to the Office of Admissions and Records at the time of registration for the final semester of enrollment. This form must have the completed degree plan attached.

Multiple Degrees

To receive a second Associate Degree from H. Councill Trenholm State Community College, a student must earn a minimum of twenty (20) semester credit hours beyond the requirements for the first degree and which are a part of the program requirements for the second degree. Also, a student must meet all other graduation requirements.

Regular Certificate

A student may be granted a regular certificate upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of the specific program in accordance with the Board of Trustees policies. To earn a Regular Certificate a student must:

  • Satisfactorily complete an approved program of study.
  • Earn a 2.0 or above cumulative grade point average in all courses attempted. The calculation of the grade point average for graduation shall not include grades earned in transitional courses. All grades earned in courses repeated will be calculated into the grade point average. However, the last grade earned in a course will be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average for graduation purposes.
  • Complete at least 25% of the total semester credit hours required in the program at H. Councill Trenholm State Community College.
  • Must satisfy all requirements for graduation within one calendar year from the last term of attendance.
  • Fulfill all financial, academic, and admissions obligations to the College. 6. Submit an “Intent to Graduate” form, with graduation fee (if applicable), to the Office of Admissions and Records at the time of registration for the final semester of enrollment. This form must have the completed degree plan attached.

Short Term Certificate

To earn a Short Term Certificate a student must:

  • Satisfactorily complete an approved program of study.
  • Earn a 2.0 or above cumulative grade point average in all courses attempted. The calculation of the grade point average for graduation shall not include grades earned in transitional courses. All grades earned in courses which have been repeated will be calculated into the grade point average. However, the last grade earned in a course will be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average for graduation purposes.
  • Complete all credit hours required in the program at H. Councill Trenholm State Community College.
  • Fulfill all financial, academic, and admission obligations to the College.
  • Submit an “Intent to Graduate” form, with graduation fee (if applicable), to the Office of Admissions and Records at the time of registration for the final semester of enrollment. This form must have the completed degree plan attached.

Intent to Graduate/Commencement Ceremony

A student is responsible for submitting an “Intent to Graduate” form the semester before the student plans to graduate. Effective fall semester 2016, all candidates wishing to participate in the commencement ceremony will be charged a graduation fee of $45.00, which qualifies them to receive a document cover, mortar board, gown and tassel and the opportunity to march in the commencement ceremony. All candidates will receive their degrees six to eight weeks after the semester in which they graduate. All candidates are encouraged to participate in the annual commencement ceremony which will be held in May of each year. Candidates not wishing to participate in the commencement ceremony will also be charged a graduation fee of $45.00. They will receive their degree, as other candidates, six to eight weeks after the ceremony. Candidates for graduation must submit an “Intent to Graduate” form regardless of whether the candidate intends to participate in the commencement ceremony. This must be done the semester before the student plans to graduate. This insures that the candidate’s status as a graduate is recorded on his/her transcript. Degrees must bear the signatures of the College president, chancellor of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) and governor of the State at the time of the student’s graduation.

History of
Excellence

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

Contact Trenholm State

1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200 or email us

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108