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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements


General graduation requirements and application for program completion

Degree, Diploma, and Certificate Programs

A-B Tech awards degrees, diplomas, and certificates when all requirements for graduation have been satisfied. At least 25 percent of the credit hours in a program must have been earned at A-B Tech.

Technical courses (technology/computer-related) will "time out" after five years and must be repeated in order to graduate. This is because of rapid changes in workplace technologies. Exceptions must be approved by the Department Chairperson. If you have concerns about any courses timing out, check with your program advisor.

Graduation Requirements and Application

To apply for graduation from a degree or diploma program, go to abtech.edu/records. Scroll down to the "Apply for Graduation (Degree, Diploma, or Certificate)" section for a program completion form. You can submit the form as an email attachment to registrar@abtech.edu from your student email account. Please keep in mind that the form must be signed by your program advisor.

Requirements for graduation readiness can be found under the "Graduation Requirements" section of our Catalog.

The College holds a graduation ceremony in May each year to confer degrees and diplomas.


For instructions to apply for a certificate, go to abtech.edu/records. Scroll down to the "Apply for Graduation (Degree, Diploma, or Certificate)" section for a program completion form.

Students who have earned a certificate will be invited to a separate Certificate Awards Ceremony. Those who do not attend the ceremony will be able to pick up their certificates at the Information Desk in the Bailey Building after the ceremony.


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