Page 1

Value... In a class by itself

At Triton College,

Less is

More. These days, full-time enrollment at a public college or university can set you back at least $10,000 per year. And, if your child wants to attend a private college or for-profit training school, you’ll probably need at least twice that much. At Triton College, you’ll pay a lot less for the same classes and also get so much more: • High quality education leading to an associate degree or certificate. • Transferable credits ... guaranteed. • Credentialed and experienced instructors. • Extensive student support. • A culture that embraces diversity and promotes success. • A true college experience .... Just a little closer to home. 2

Triton College One-Year Cost of Tuition and Fees Sample of Public Illinois Universities

Annual Cost of Tuition/Fees

Annual Savings

(Excludes cost of room/board and books)

By Attending Triton College

Illinois State University



Northern Illinois University



University of Illinois-Chicago



University of Illinois-Urbana



Annual Cost of Tuition/Fees

Annual Savings

Sample of Private Illinois Universities

(Excludes cost of room/board and books)

By Attending Triton College

DePaul University



Columbia College



Elmhurst College



Illinois Institute of Technology



Loyola University



*Fall 2011-Spring 2012 Rates


And There’s

More. Triton programs and courses are of high quality taught by expert faculty with impressive credentials and real-world experience. Faculty with Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees

Faculty with Master’s and Doctoral Degrees

Over 85% of Triton’s faculty has advanced degrees, with almost one-third earning doctorates in their fields. But having exceptional academic credentials isn’t the only reason our instructors are so effective. They bring practical experience and passion into the classroom so students are well-prepared to transfer to a four-year school or immediately enter the workforce and succeed. 4

Interested in the hospitality field? Our instructors have years of experience working for such renown organizations as The Abbey Resort, Hotel Sofitel and Levy Restaurants. Health care? Learn from clinical professionals who have “been there and done that” at Elmhurst Hospital, Lutheran General Hospital, Resurrection Hospital, Loyola Medical Center, Michael Reese Medical Center, Evanston Hospital and many others. How about engineering? As this field advances and grows to serve 21st century needs, Triton faculty apply experience working for such companies as Elkay Manufacturing, Gerber Plumbing and Sterling Engineering to groom students for positions in high demand. Want to pursue a career in education? Direct experience working in local school districts makes Triton instructors a valuable resource for students seeking careers in this field. Accounting and business management? Top firms and corporations in the Chicago area, such as Commonwealth Edison, have benefited from the talent and skills of individuals who now serve Triton in full- and part-time faculty positions. Dream of earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree? Triton offers a comprehensive series of general education courses that will transfer and provide a solid foundation for an associate’s degree and further study at either our University Center on campus or at another four-year school.


Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our faculty has to say … “My goal as an instructor at Triton is to encourage students to think. What is important is not necessarily whether a student believes X or Y, but that the student thoroughly considers all possible viewpoints before they arrive at their conclusion.” Paul Martinez Faculty, English Department “The skills that students build in my history and humanities courses will apply to any career field they choose. I try to inspire students to use their time at Triton College to broaden their understanding of the world. In their careers, having a global perspective will set them apart.” Elizabeth A. Collins, Ph.D. Faculty, History Department “Triton’s faculty offers students an extraordinary educational experience because it’s affordable with lots of personal attention. Our students are special because they want to succeed, so I try to contribute to their success by pushing them to challenge themselves.“ Seth McClellan Faculty, Mass Communications “Triton’s faculty offers students an extraordinary education because we have experience and subject matter knowledge that is unmatched. We know the practical and the theoretical.” Peggy Murnighan Faculty, Business Department “Teaching is both my privilege and passion. I am committed to motivate and inspire my students and to promote academic and personal success, both within and outside of my classroom. I provide a comfortable learning environment to encourage active participation and foster basic learning and technology skills.” Julie Gilbert Faculty, Accounting Department “My students inspire me to be a better instructor. I try to contribute to their success by setting an example. One of the things I do that really seems to make a difference for students is to show them how to set goals and develop a plan to achieve them.” William M. Griffin, Ph.D. Faculty and Coordinator, Business Department “For me, the best part of what I do is helping students move one step closer to their dreams.” Jennifer Kumi Burkett Faculty, Math Department


Support every step of the way Triton College provides a wide range of services to make sure each student is successful from day one. There is counseling and advising, online tutoring, student mentoring, iPads and laptops in our Educational Technology Resource Center, and assistance for students with disabilities through our Center for Access and Accommodative Services.



Can Get There

“Triton College served as a major helpmate in the primary stages of my college career. The atmosphere was so comforting that it helped build my self-esteem about my collegiate academic career. I am grateful for my education at Triton College because I received so much from it, both academically and socially.” Tyara Simpson Triton Class of 2008 “I feel at home at Triton. I’m fond of the school and what it has done for my life, with both hospitality as well as nursing.” Alesha Young Triton Class of May 1995; August 2006

“My Triton experience used my talents that I didn’t know existed and created what is now my love for learning. It also made me want to change my career and life goals, which has been to help people. My time there led me to what is now my reality.” Senator John Millner Triton Class of 1974 Illinois State Senate, 28th District “I chose Triton because I wanted a good business and technical school. Triton had both. Triton had the best graphic arts program and was the only college to have a Heidelberg press... The professors at Triton were second to none and the flexible class schedules allowed me to work and attend college.” Mayor Pete DiCianni Triton Class of 1986 Mayor of Elmhurst 8



“At Triton, I excelled in school. It gave me a purpose and direction, which put me on the president’s list my first year there.” Bruce Lanzerotti Triton Class of 1975 CEO, Plug-In Vehicle Solutions

“Triton helped me build my confidence and really set the pace for me to accomplish my goals.” Ashley Ochoa Triton Scholars Program, Class of 2011 Current Student at Elmhurst College

“Triton was my stepping stool… Triton prepared me to be on my own and taught me that it’s OK to ask for help when you need it.” Linda Rivera Triton Class of 2011 Current Student at National Louis University

“All the knowledge I gained at Triton opened the doors for further pursuit of my educational and professional goals. Many of my career opportunities have started because I attended Triton College. “ Cristian Barrero Triton Class of 2008 Current Student at Illinois Institute of Technology



It All Up. • High quality education leading to an associate degree or certificate. • Transferable credits ... guaranteed. • Credentialed and experienced instructors. • Extensive student support. • A culture that embraces diversity and promotes success. • And tuition that’s a fraction of what you would pay at a public or private university or for-profit training school.

Some people call this “more bang for the buck.” We call it “an education that’s second to none with value in a class by itself.” 10

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Special Events to Find Out More! Super Saturday

Future Focus College Fair

Saturday, August 25, 2012 Take advantage of this final opportunity to register for Fall 2012 classes.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 • 7-9 p.m. Attend our annual college recruitment fair to find out what leading colleges and universities have to offer.

Discover Triton: Career Program Exploration

Fall College Visit Day

Find out about the various programs available at Triton, as well as important admissions and financial aid information. Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • 6-7:30 p.m. Business and Technology (Architecture, Automotive Technology, Hospitality Industry Administration, Criminal Justice, Engineering Technology, General Studies, University Transfer programs) Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • 6-7:30 p.m. Health Careers (Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, Ophthalmic Technology, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, General Studies, University Transfer programs) Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • 6-7:30 p.m. Arts and Sciences (Education/Early Childhood Education, Music/Music Technology, Psychology, Sociology/Social Work, Speech/Theater, General Studies, University Transfer programs) Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • 6-7:30 p.m. Business & Technology

Saturday, October 13, 2012 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This is a must-attend event for high school students who are thinking about going to college and want to learn more about Triton, their community college.

Early College Awareness Program Thursday, November 15, 2012 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This is an ideal opportunity for middle school students to get hands-on with some of Triton’s programs and discover what it’s really like to be on a college campus.

Registration Event Thursday, January 10, 2013 • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. From admission to enrollment … do it all in one day at this popular annual event for students who want to start classes in the Spring 2013 semester.

Open House Saturday, May 4, 2013 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. If you or a family member are thinking about starting college next Fall, you’ll definitely want to save this date on your calendar. Take a campus tour and meet students, faculty and members of our Admissions staff who have the answers to your questions!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • 6-7:30 p.m. Health Careers Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • 6-7:30 p.m. Arts and Sciences

For more information, call

(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, or visit

2000 Fifth Avenue • River Grove, Illinois 60171

Empowering Success in Life-Changing Ways (708) 456-0300 Web site: E-mail: Triton College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

Value... In a class by itself  

These days, full-time enrollment at a publiccollege or university can set you back at least$10,000 per year. At Triton College, you’ll pay a...