Graduation

Graduation from an Associate Degree Program
Professional Certificate Completion | Certificate Program Completion
Additional Associate Degrees | Completion/Graduation Rates

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.

  1. Associate Degree Requirements:
    1. Students must meet the following requirements to earn an associate degree from NHTI:
      1. Completion of a minimum of 60 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. Earn at least 15 credits in NHTI-controlled courses, with at least 8 of those credits in advanced-level major field courses (see also Program Residency Requirements Policy):
      5. Meet all course distribution requirements for an associate in science degree or associate in arts degree as described below:
    2. Associate in Science:
      In addition to meeting the requirements listed in 1.A above, a student must meet the following course distribution requirements to earn an Associate in Science Degree:
      • Earn at least 30 credits in program-specific courses in a defined major field;
      • Earn at least 20 credits in general education courses, including one course of three (3) credits or more in:
        • English Composition (required);
        • Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language (required);
        • Quantitative Reasoning/Mathematics (required);
        • Science (required);
        • Social Science (required);
          The remaining general education credits to reach the required total of 20 general education credits may be taken in Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language, Quantitative Reasoning, Science, or Social Sciences.
      • The remaining 10 credits to reach the required total of 60 credits may be assigned in any subject area, as deemed by the faculty to be appropriate to the curriculum.
    3. Associate in Science in General Studies:
      Students wishing to earn an Associate in Science in General Studies degree must meet all of the requirements listed in 1.A above, as well as the general education distribution requirements listed in 1.B above. The 30 credits of major field coursework (see 1.A above) may be taken in any subject area.
    4. Associate in Arts
      In addition to meeting the requirements listed in 1.A above, a student must meet the following course distribution requirements to earn an Associate in Arts degree. Each category below must include at least one course worth at least three (3) credits:
      Course Credits
      English Composition 3-4 credits
      English Literature, Composition (requiring English Composition as a prerequisite), or Communications 3 credits
      Quantitative Reasoning/Mathematics 6-8 credits
      Natural or Physical Science
      (including at least one lab science)
      7-8 credits
      Social Sciences 9 credits
      Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language 9 credits
      And either
      Electives in Specialized Major Field 20-24 credits
      Minimum 60 credits
      OR (for generic AA in Liberal Arts)
      Liberal Arts Elective (from above list) AND 12-15 credits
      Open Electives 9 credits
        Minimum 60 credits

Although, degrees are awarded following each semester (August, December and May), NHTI only holds one commencement ceremony in May of each year.

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

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

Petition to Graduate forms are available from the Department Head, Registrar's Office, Academic Advising Center, or accessed here. All forms must be completed and returned to the Registrar's Office.

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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Professional Certificate Program Completion

NHTI, Concord's Community College shall award 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 professional certificate programs must complete a Professional Certificate Request Form in order to receive their professional certificate. (Professional Certificates are not awarded at the Commencement Ceremony.)

Professional Certificate Request forms are available from the Department Head, Registrar's Office, Academic Advising Center, or accessed here. All forms must be completed and returned to the Registrar's Office.

Students must meet the following requirements to earn a 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. 8 credits or 25% of the required program credits, whichever is larger, must be taken in NHTI-controlled courses (see also Program Residency Requirements Policy)

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

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

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

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.)

Certificate Request Forms are available in the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising Center, 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:

  • September 1st for students completing in the Summer Semester
  • January 1st for students completing in the Fall Semester
  • 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 797 full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students entering NHTI in Fall 2014, 160 completed their programs within 150% of the normal time, resulting in a graduation rate of 20%.

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