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Graduation from an Associate Degree Program
NHTI, Concord's Community College shall confer degrees in accordance with the policies set forth in the Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees Manual's most current edition.

NHTI holds one commencement ceremony in May of each year, at which associate degrees are awarded. Students must meet the following requirements to earn an associate degree from NHTI:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 64 credits and all program requirements (see also Program Residency Requirements);Program Residency Requirements Policy
  2. Achievement of a passing grade for all courses required by the specific program;
  3. Achievement of a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0; all courses taken at NHTI will be used to calculate the CGPA (see Academic Amnesty Policy and Change of Program Policy);
  4. Completion of the General Education core distribution with passing grades.

The General Education core consists of courses that are drawn from the sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, and other courses which prepare the student for life experiences. They are essential elements in the achievement of identified competencies and are not directed toward specialized study or specific occupational or professional objectives.

Courses fall into the following areas:

General Education Academic Area Credits
English Composition and Literature or Communication 6 credits
Science 3-4 credits
Math 3 credits
Social Science 3 credits
Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language 3 credits
Liberal Arts electives (minimum of two courses selected from the five categories above) 6 credits
Total credits required in General Education area 24-25 credits

Degrees are awarded following each semester (August, December and May) once the official grade processes have been completed.

Potential graduates must file an Intent to Graduate form according to the following schedule:

End of April for students completing in the Summer semeseter.
End of October for students completing in the Fall semester.
End of November for students completing in the Spring semester.

Intent to Graduate forms are available from the Department Head, Registrar's Office, Online & Continuing Education Office, or accessed here. All forms must be signed by the Department Head of the academic program in which the degree will be conferred and returned to the Registrar's Office.

All students filing "Intent to Graduate" forms will be charged the required $100.00 graduation fee. The fee is refundable ONLY to persons who do NOT meet graduation requirements.

A $20.00 fee will be charged for replacement of a diploma.

All financial and other obligations to NHTI must be met for degrees and transcripts to be released.

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Diploma and Professional Certificate Program Completion
NHTI, Concord's Community College shall award diplomas (LPN) and professional certificates in accordance with the policies set forth in the Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees Manual's most current edition.

Students who are matriculated (formally accepted) in a diploma or professional certificate program must complete a Diploma/Professional Certificate Request Form in order to receive their diploma or professional certificate. (Diplomas and Professional Certificates are not awarded at the Commencement Ceremony.)

Students filing a Diploma/Professional Certificate Request form in the following majors will be charged a program graduation/completion fee: Dental Assisting students ($50.00) and Practical Nursing students ($25.00). This fee is refundable only to persons who do not meet completion requirements.

Diploma/Professional Certificate Request forms are available from the Department Head, Registrar's Office, Online & Continuing Education Office, or accessed here. All forms must be signed by the Department Head of the academic program in which the degree will be conferred and returned to the Registrar's Office.

Students must meet the following requirements to earn an LPN diploma or professional certificate from NHTI:

  1. Completion of all program requirements;
  2. Achievement of a passing grade for all courses required by the specific program;
  3. Achievement of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in those courses required for the specific program;
  4. 6 credits or 25% of the required program credits, whichever is larger, must be taken in NHTI-controlled courses (see also Program Residency Requirements).Program Residency Requirements Policy

Diplomas and Professional Certificates are awarded following each semester (August, December and May) once the official grade processes have been run.

Students must file their Diploma/Professional Certificate Request Form according to the following schedule:

End of April for students completing in the Summer semester.
End of October for student completeing in the Fall semester.
End of November for students completing in the Spring semeseter.

All financial and other obligations to NHTI must be met for diplomas, professional certificates and transcripts to be released.

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Certificate Program Completion
NHTI, Concord's Community College shall award certificates in accordance with the policies set forth in the Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees Manual's most current edition.

Students who are matriculated (formally accepted) in a certificate program must complete a Certificate Request Form in order to receive their certificate of completion. (Certificates are not awarded at the Commencement ceremony.)

Students filing a Certificate Request form, who are matriculated in the Orthopaedic Technology certificate program, will be charged a program graduation/completion fee of $25.00. This fee is refundable only to persons who do not meet completion requirements.

Certificate Request Forms are available in the Registrar's Office, Online & Continuing Education Office, or accessed here. Completed forms should be returned to the Registrar's Office.

Once the Certificate Request Form has been received, an academic audit will be performed. Students must meet the following requirements to earn a certificate from NHTI:

  1. Completion of all program requirements;
  2. Achievement of a passing grade for all courses required by the specific program;
  3. Achievement of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in those courses required for the specific program;
  4. Completion of 6 credits or 25%, whichever is larger, in NHTI controlled courses.

Certificates are awarded on the following schedule:

  1. September 1st for students completing in the Summer Semester
  2. January 1st for students completing in the Fall Semester
  3. June 1st for students completing in the Spring Semester

All financial and other obligations to NHTI must be met for certificates and transcripts to be released.

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Additional Associate Degrees
Students may earn additional associate degrees either by concurrent completion of the requirements of the several degrees or by subsequent study after the first degree is received. The requirements for earning additional degrees are as follows:

  1. Complete all requirements of each program of study, including general education requirements; and
  2. Earns a minimum of 15 additional credits at the college, beyond those required for the first and subsequent degrees.

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Completion/Graduation Rate

As required by the U.S. Department of Education, 34 CFR Part 668, Student Assistance General Provisions, "An institution shall make readily available to all enrolled students and prospective students, through appropriate publications and mailings, the Institution's completion and graduation rate (or a projected completion or graduation rate) of its full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students who enroll for the first time" at NHTI "and have not previously enrolled at any other institution of higher education."

Of the 956 full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students entering NHTI in Fall 2009, 223 completed their programs within 150% of the normal time, resulting in a graduation rate of 23%.

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