Graduation Requirements

Meeting graduation requirements is ultimately the responsibility of the student. Students are encouraged to work with their advisor in selecting courses to meet their educational program requirements.
Students must apply for graduation and refer to the graduation checklist posted on the College website. Diplomas are mailed six to eight weeks after the end of the semester in which the students are approved to graduate.
Commencement ceremonies are the culmination of the student’s program of study. Each May and August, Trinity College conducts commencement exercises where the Board of Trustees and special guests, faculty, staff, family, and friends come together to recognize academic achievements. All eligible degree candidates are encouraged to participate in commencement activities.
If the student has six credit hours or less to complete, the student is eligible to participate in commencement exercises. The student must submit a written request to the Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences for approval by the midterm of the spring or summer semester of graduation.
The following degrees may be earned:
  • Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Applied Science in Radiography
  • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Requirements for graduation for degree programs include:
  • Successful completion of general education courses and specific major courses required by the appropriate curriculum plan
  • Compliance with all special requirements listed by the individual program
  • Achievement of a satisfactory cumulative grade point average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Satisfaction of all financial obligations.

Awarding of an AAS Degree Post Certificate

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences is dedicated to promoting further education and providing degreed health care workers to the community. Therefore, Trinity College will offer Trinity certificate graduates the opportunity to complete an Associate of Applied Science in their major field of study.
The associate degree will be open to any Trinity certificate graduate who successfully completes all graduation requirements. Students seeking a post certificate degree assume responsibility of completing an “Intent to Graduate with AAS Degree Post Certificate” Form, and submitting an official final transcript to the College Registrar. Forms are available in the Student Services Office and on the college website. The student will be assessed degree audit and graduation fees consistent with other College fees.
All degree requirements must be completed within five years from the date of certificate program completion. The final certificates were awarded in May 2011; therefore certificate graduates will have until May 2016 to complete the Associate of Applied Science in either Emergency Medical Services or Surgical Technology. May 2016 will be the final time the “AAS” will be awarded in these fields.