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A History of Success, a Vision for the Future

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Contents Triton—A Quality Education ... And a Great Value! . . . . .2-3 Triton College Credit Programs of Study . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-11 Other Educational Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 Explore Triton Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15 Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-18 University Center at Triton College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Financing Your Education at Triton College . . . . . . . . .20-21 Alumni Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 How to Apply to Triton College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-25 What To Do Next . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Area Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Campus Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .inside back cover

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mark R. Stephens, Chairman; Donna L. Peluso, Vice Chairwoman; Diane Viverito, Secretary; Glover Johnson; Vanessa Moritz; Elizabeth Ann Potter; Glenn A. Stam; Alexis Gonzalez, Student Trustee PRESIDENT Patricia Granados, Ed.D. Triton College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

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Welcome, Future Triton College Student! Thank you for considering Triton College for your next educational experience. Approaching our 50th year, we are proud to be your community college. With close to 100 programs of study, Triton College offers vast opportunities available to you on our campus and in the community and continues to be the college of choice for our residents. Whether earning a degree, expanding career opportunities, seeking intellectual challenges or looking for cultural enrichment, you will find what you need at Triton College. Triton College offers flexible day, weekend, evening and online class options. Our first-rate faculty has real-world experience dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of our students. Also known for great facilities and up-to-date equipment to support learning, Triton provides a high quality education close to home at an affordable price. We are committed to providing academic instruction and campus life to help our students succeed. We strive for excellence in everything we do and work diligently to keep our commitment to you. Whatever your goals, Triton College can help you accomplish them. Our mission is your success! Dr. Patricia Granados President

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Triton Colleg A Quality And a Great V Whether you’re looking at “trying college on for size,” or you’ve already mapped out your Ph.D., Triton is a great place to start! Most college students will tell you, “The first two years are pretty much the same.” Well, there are several things that set Triton apart: • Small class size—Triton’s average is about 20.3 students per class—beats being in a lecture hall with 200 other freshmen. • There are no “TAs” at Triton—every class is taught by a qualified faculty member.

• And, you can save as much as 90 percent on tuition during your first two years compared to the same timeframe at a four-year school! At just $108* per credit hour, Triton is a real value. A recent survey showed that annual tuition at a four-year college or university (not including fees, room and board, or other charges) averaged $601 per credit hour. That’s $508 more than Triton for every credit hour. For a full-time student (32 hours per year), Triton’s tuition is only $3,456 per year,

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ege — Education... t Value! compared to an average of $26,967 per year for many colleges and universities in Illinois. Think about it! Over two years, you could save an average of $47,982 by attending close-to-home Triton—not to mention the additional savings on room and board and other costs. It’s really simple: By attending Triton for your first two years, you can probably save enough to finance your last two years at a four-year college or university ... maybe even some graduate school! At Triton, you also can realize similar savings compared to the cost of private two-year

colleges. The average cost in Illinois at a private two-year college is $10,300. If you’re looking for an associate’s degree that’s a great value, you can save an average of $15,000 at Triton. Quality Education Personal Instruction Small Classes Easy Commute Great Value That’s Triton! *In-district tuition. (Out-of-district, $282.24; Out-of-state/ International Students, $353.96; select programs may have higher rates.)

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“After high school, I knew I wanted to continue my education, but stay close to home. Triton was the answer. I was able to carry a full load of classes while working part-time. Not only did Triton have a great reputation, but Triton was also affordable, which allowed me to take all the classes that I needed to prepare for my transfer to Elmhurst College, where I completed my education with a Bachelor’s Degree. I am very grateful that I had that opportunity right in my backyard.” - Lynn Bjorvik

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Who Goes to Triton? Your neighbors, friends, coworkers and even family! They are people like you who want the best college education for their money. In fact, 30 percent of our community has taken a class here. Since Triton serves 25 municipalities in the near-west Chicago suburbs, chances are, someone you know has attended Triton. Did you know? • Triton’s average class size is 20.3 students. • More than 15,000 students enroll in credit and noncredit courses each semester. • Twenty-seven percent of our students attend full time, and 73 percent attend part time. • Forty-two percent of the student population is male and 58 percent is female. • Seventy-six percent of our students are from Triton’s district. Don’t just take our word for it. We asked some of our alumni to tell you about their Triton experiences. Watch for their comments throughout this viewbook.

Illinois Articulation Initiative Triton College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions. Completion of the General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in the state of Illinois assures transferring students that lowerdivision general education requirements for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree have been satisfied.

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“Triton's scholarship program made it possible for me to afford school so I could complete my educational goals. I am so thankful for all the help I received from the faculty and staff here at Triton College. Everyone here really cares about each and every student and their goals. Their encouragement helped me to succeed.” – Jessica Gallegos

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University Transfer Programs Associate in Arts

Associate in Fine Arts

• Architecture

• Art

• Art

• Music

• Community Studies • Criminal Justice Administration • Education

Associate in General Studies

• English and Rhetoric

Associate in Science

• Foreign Languages

• Accounting and Business

• Global Studies • History

Administration • Anthropology

• Intercultural Studies

• Biological Sciences

• Mass Communication - Multimedia

• Chemistry

• Music

• Computer Science Information

• Music Technology


• Philosophy and Logic

• Computer Science Technical

• Psychology

• Criminal Justice Administration

• Social and Political Science

• Economics

• Sociology/Social Work

• Geography

• Speech/Communications

• Geology

• Speech/Theater

• Health, Sport, & Exercise Science

• Women’s and Gender Studies

• International Business • Mathematics

Associate in Arts Teaching

• Physics

• Early Childhood Education

• Pre-Profession

• Secondary Mathematics • Secondary Science • Special Education

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Career Programs What’s the best investment these days? According to a study released by the Illinois Community College System, investing in the completion of an associate’s degree can translate to more than $623,320 in additional income over the course of a person’s career. How’s that for good business! The study also shows that individuals who earn a one-year certificate from a community college can earn as much as 36 percent more than someone with a high school diploma. In fact, just completing a three-hour course earns students on average $936 more per year every year that they are in the workforce. Stay on the cutting edge of technology at Triton College. In today’s competitive job market, employers are looking for people with highly developed skills. Graduates from our technology programs are in demand! An associate’s degree or certificate from Triton College can prepare you in two years or less for a rewarding career.

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Accounting Architecture Building Information Modeling Automotive Technology Brake and Suspension Engine Performance Engine Repair Transmission Automotive Service Department Management Automotive: General Motors/AC Delco Business Management Entrepreneurship Business Support Specialist Medical Administrative Assistant Office Assistant

Bold = Degree

Plain = Certificate only

Engineering Technology/Mechanical Design Design Fabrication Mechatronics CAD Eye Care Assistant Facilities Engineering Technology (Only Local 399 students)

Fire Science Horticulture Floral Design Grounds Maintenance Landscape Design Sustainable Agriculture Technology Sustainable Food Production Sustainable Landscape Practices Sustainable Agroecology

Computer Information Systems Computer Applications Linux Professional Office Applications-Prep for Microsoft Certification Virtual Assistant Web Technologies Windows Programming Computer Network and Telecommunications Systems A+ Microcomputer Technician Network Management

Independent Building Contractor

Criminal Justice Administration Corrections Law Enforcement Private Security

Personal Trainer Clinical Exercise Specialist Sports Conditioning Group Fitness Instructor

Early Childhood Education Child Development CDA Preparation Infant/Toddler Early Childhood Administration & Management Paraprofessional Educator Associate Teacher Aide

Visual Communication—Graphic Design Digital Media Digital Photography Layout and Design

Emergency Management Emergency Medical Responder Public Safety Dispatcher Emergency Medical Technician

Culinary Arts Baking and Pastry Beverage Management Bread Baking Cake Decoration Culinary Training Hotel/Motel Management Restaurant Management Human Resource Management

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“I wanted to change my career to a more fulfilling profession in the medical field. Triton is known for its excellent certificate programs, convenient class schedules and hands-on training. The administration and counselors guide you through the college experience. The teachers are excellent and really care about the success of their students. I highly recommend Triton as a great value in education.” – Kathleen Ekeberg

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Selective Admission Health Programs An education can put you on a career fast track, and one of the fastest growing career tracks is the health field.* With new technology and medical advances occurring almost every day, it’s no wonder that health professions are the fastest growing careers in the job market. From emergency management to X-ray technicians, working in the medical profession can be personally and professionally rewarding. At Triton, you receive the educational foundation, as well as clinical experience, to prepare you for the working world. Our on-campus facilities are pretty great, too. Check out our X-ray Lab and Human Patient Simulator (HPS). The HPS mannequin blinks, breathes, has a heartbeat and talks to you! Triton offers many outstanding programs: Diagnostic Medical Sonography Nuclear Medicine Technology Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant Ophthalmic Technician Radiologic Technology Surgical Technology

Bold and Italic = Degree and Certificate Bold = Degree Plain = Certificate only

*According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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Other Educational Opportunities School of Continuing Education Triton’s continuing education programs provide access to lifelong learning by offering courses, workshops, seminars and conferences at convenient neighborhood locations as well as on campus. These courses focus on developing skills valuable in the world of work and on constructive, enriched use of leisure time. Triton offers: • Recreation and self-improvement classes • Cultural programming and community forums • ENCORE - courses for older adults • Children’s programming • Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) • Intergenerational Program

Corporate education and career development Triton offers a full complement of training solutions to give your business or agency a competitive edge. Choose from nationally acclaimed curriculum or let us work with you to design a results-oriented plan of action. • Short-term training • Center for Business and Professional Development • Center for Health Professionals (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500

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ESL and High School Completion English as a Second Language (ESL) courses develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for nonEnglish speaking adults.

Courses offered include: • Endlish as a Second Language • High School Equivalency • Academic Navigations Workshop • Access to Literacy Program

“Triton College helped me eliminate the feeling of being too old to learn. There’s a certain amount of humility that comes when you’re an older individual returning to school to make yourself employable, but Triton’s faculty never looked down on me. They provided me with the education and experience to learn new tricks.” – Pat Rankin

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Explore Triton Student Services Academic Success Center (ASC) Offers free tutoring to all students enrolled at Triton in reading, writing, mathematics, sciences, business, accounting, social sciences, behavioral sciences, technology and health programs. The ASC also offers computerassisted tutorial instruction and sponsors college skills workshops each semester.

Health Services Offers medical services to all Triton students. The center provides the services of a registered nurse during scheduled class hours to care for emergency, illness or injury. Health Services dispenses nonprescription medications, offers referrals to other health agencies, and provides routine tests and programs for wellness and health education.

Counseling Department Admissions Call Center Committed to providing accurate, supportive and timely information regarding the programs and policies of Triton College. Services include: • Answering general college and admissions questions • Program information • Class location/descriptions • Special event information • Registration for classes • Faculty contact information • College tuition/fees explanation Phone Hours: MondayThursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Fall and Spring


8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed

8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Closed Closed Closed

(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 E-mail:

Has professional counselors available to assist students in exploring and clarifying career and educational goals. Triton College Counseling staff offers pre-enrollment counseling, help with selecting a major, academic and transfer planning, career, personal and educational development. Counseling also provides students with transfer guides, admissions applications and opportunities to meet with admissions counselors from other colleges and universities.

Testing Center Administers programs of standardized testing to both individuals and groups. These tests are used to assist students in identifying interest areas and aptitudes to influence course selections and future career goals. In addition, the Testing Center administers the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), make-up tests, proctored tests from other colleges or universities and the Constitution test. For more information, call Ext. 3252, or stop in Room A-126 in Building A.

Campus Tours Available for individuals or groups Monday-Thursday, 4-6 p.m. on a walk-in basis (Student Center, Room B-216E), or by appointment. Call the Admissions Call Center at Ext. 3130.

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Campus Visit Days Designed for future Triton College students and offers a one-stop shop for admission and financial aid assistance, as well as the opportunity to meet faculty in featured program areas. The session is held the first Teusday of each month during the fall and spring semesters at 6 pm. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, or visit our Web site:

Child Care Available days and evenings for Triton students and staff. The Triton College Child Development Center Lab School offers Flextime, a special program for students with children. There is a nominal fee per hour charged to students for the services of the center. Additionally, the center offers full-day Kindergarten and toddler programs during the day for students, staff and community members.

Cooperative Education Program (CO-OP) Enhances students’ academic knowledge, personal development and professional preparation through a combination of classroom theory and practical work experience with area business and industry. Students who take advantage of cooperative education can gain an edge in the employment market and defray the cost of their college expenses while earning college credit.

Housing Information Includes off-campus rooms, apartments and homes in the area provided by community residents and real estate and management companies. Visit the listing on the Web site at

Center for Access and Accommodative Services (CAAS) Provides academic accommodations and accessibility services for students with disabilities. Services include note takers, testing accommodations, sign language interpreters, taped text materials, scribes, adaptive equipment and other accommodations.

Educational Technology Resource Center (ETRC) Supports the college curriculum and encourages effective learning by distributing and processing material to support all distance learning education. The ETRC staff provides learning materials and curriculum in a variety of formats including video, audio, interactive laser disk, DVD and computer assisted programs. These services enhance or supplement Online/WebCT and telecourses. The center also provides computer-based educational services to all current Triton College students, faculty and staff. The ETRC is Triton’s primary computer lab, with current technology and software. In addition, the ETRC offers noncredit Continuing Education courses for Microsoft applications. For more information, call Ext. 3039.

Career Services Center Offers comprehensive career planning services to students, graduates and community members. This center has professional counselors available to assist students in exploring career and educational goals. Additionally, the center maintains information on job-seeking skills, employment opportunities, job trends and an employer data bank. The Career Services Center sponsors job fairs and sets up interviews with employers for students throughout the school year.

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Student Life... Where the Campu Get Involved in Triton Clubs and Organizations • Accounting Club • Anime Club • Art Club • Belly Dance Club • Black Academic Student Association • Bowling Club • College Democrats • Culture Shock • Delta Omega Pi • Future of Nursing Association • Gaming Club • Inspirational Choir • Latin American Student Organization • Model Illinois Government • Model United Nations

• Phi Theta Kappa • Polish Student Association • Pre-Nursing Club • Program Board • Student Horticulture Club • The Students of the American Institute of Floral Design • Triton Bible Club • Triton College Student Association • Triton Community Horticulture Club • Triton Gay Straight Alliance • Triton Student Horticulture Club • Triton Troupers Circus • Triton Veterans Club

Triton College Student Association The Triton College Student Association (TCSA) elects 25 senators and five executive officers each year. As a member of TCSA, you will have the opportunity to: • Develop valuable leadership skills. • Participate in on-campus committees. • Get involved with governance and leadership. • Make a difference at Triton College.

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pus Comes Alive

Sample Campus Activities • Grand-style barbecues • Concerts • Blockbuster film events • Dance parties • Excursions • Leadership development and recognition • Seminars and lectures

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Athletics Triton has one of the richest athletic traditions in the country. The college has captured numerous national titles and produced hundreds of All-Americans.

Intercollegiate Sports Men’s


Baseball Basketball Soccer Wrestling

Basketball Soccer Softball Volleyball

“I feel that I am a much more rounded person and student after my experiences here at Triton. I believe the quality caliber of education I’ve received to this point has greatly enhanced my abilities to pursue my academic goals. Athletically speaking, by finishing 3rd in the country, I have been able to increase my exposure to four-year institutions.” – Thierno Niang

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University Center at Triton College Earn Your Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree on the Triton College Campus The University Center at Triton College offers students the opportunity to continue their higher education pursuits for select bachelor’s and graduate degree programs without leaving the Triton campus. Currently, partnerships are established with the following universities: National Louis University, Benedictine University, Governors State University, Southern Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University and Dominican University. National Louis University offers Bachelor of Arts Program in Applied Behavioral Sciences; Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education; Bachelor of Science Program in Management and Management Information Systems.

Governors State University offers Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice; Bachelor of Science in Social Work; Bachelor of Health Administration; and Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Triton campus line: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3438.

Triton campus line: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3303 or 3904.

Benedictine University offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Masters of Public Health; Masters of Management and Organizational Behavior.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) offers Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Management and a Master of Science in Fire Service and Homeland Security Management.

Triton campus line: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3641 or 3639.

Triton campus line: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3813.

Eastern Illinois University offers Bachelor of Arts in General Studies. Triton campus line: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3476.

Dominican University offers Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Human Services. Triton campus line: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3543.

For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, or stop in Room B-111 in the Student Center.

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Financing Your Education at Triton College Scholarship Opportunities

The Scholars Program

To reward students for their academic ability and involvement in community and school activities, Triton College offers prospective and current students the opportunity to apply for scholarships.

The Scholars Program at Triton College offers a unique college alternative for academically superior students. Students admitted to the program tackle a demanding course of study while pursuing an associate’s degree that affords them excellent opportunities to transfer to competitive four-year colleges and universities.

Scholarships are available for students from a variety of sources. The Triton College website has an updated list of scholarships available in specific areas of study.

Trustee Honors Scholarship The Triton College Board of Trustees is proud to reward excellent students and prepare them for successful futures through the Trustee Honors Scholarship. The two-year scholarship value is approximately $4,500; it pays for in-district tuition and fees for the freshman year and is renewable for the sophomore year as long as the specified grade point average and enrollment criteria are met.

Students admitted to the Scholars Program receive full in-district tuition and fee waivers, freeing their financial resources to be used for the final two years of baccalaureate work. Students must meet the following criteria for eligibility and consideration: • Intent to enter Triton as a first-year student upon graduating from an indistrict public or private high school • An accumulated minimum GPA of 3.35 on a 4.0 scale; composite ACT score of at least 25 preferred • Intent to pursue an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree or to seek transfer to a four-

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Need Help Paying Your Tuition? The time to apply for financial aid is now! Financial aid comes in many forms, including grants, on-campus employment and low-interest student loans. Some grants are even available if you only enroll in one class. Never assume that you won’t qualify—the application process is easy and free! Stop by the Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center, Room B-216W, and pick up the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) worksheet. You can also complete the FAFSA application at When completing the FAFSA, use Triton College’s school code number 001773.

Are You a Veteran? There are many military educational benefits available to eligible students. The Triton College Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs coordinates processing for several VA educational benefit programs, including the federal Montgomery GI Bill and the new Post 9/11 GI Bill, as well as Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG), Illinois National Guard Grant (ING) and MIA/POW Scholarship. For more information, contact the Triton College Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs, located in the Student Center, Room B-216W, or call (708) 4560300, Ext. 3651 or 3531.

FACTS Tuition Payment Plan To help you meet expenses at Triton College, we offer a convenient monthly budget plan for students with a tuition balance of at least $250. FACTS gives you two options for making monthly payments. You may make payments by either automatic bank payments or by charging payments to your Discover Card, MasterCard or American Express. Because FACTS is not a loan program, there is no debt incurred, no credit search, and no interest or finance charges assessed on the unpaid balance. FACTS charges a $25 per semester nonrefundable fee to students who enroll and participate in its program. Students who opt to use the credit card option also will incur a credit card convenience fee.

“Studying at Triton College widened my perspectives. It taught me to look at life from different sides. Also during my time there, I studied with great students who are now lifelong friends. Networking, socialization and quality of education are the most important points that Triton College has contributed to my life.” – Sinan Ozbak

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Triton College Alumni Relations Office The Triton College Alumni Relations Office is committed to the lifelong learning and success of our graduates. We seek to maintain strong relationships with our alumni through membership in the Triton College Alumni Association. The Alumni Association provides numerous benefits to our alumni, including access to resources on campus, opportunities to attend networking and social events and support for advancing educational goals and professional development. Our network of over 50,000 graduates is proof that Triton College provides an educational foundation that leads to future success.

“Triton College is where the rest of my life started. The seed was planted at Triton College and dare I say something beautiful blossomed and continues to bloom. I am a richer person. I am a better person. I am what I had hoped to be, so far.� Gregory Jackson, Class of 1995 Executive Director of the Illinois Center for Violence Prevention

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How to Apply to Triton College Application Procedures For: • Degree-Seeking Students Degree candidates are those students who intend to earn a degree or certificate at Triton College. A degree candidate must meet the following admission requirements: 1. Complete an admission application online at 2. Submit official high school or GED® transcripts. 3. Submit ACT scores (optional). 4. Submit official college transcripts, where applicable. 5. Complete new student orientation.0 6. Take Triton College placement tests.

• Non-Degree-Seeking Students Non-degree candidates are all other students enrolled at Triton College. A non-degree student must meet the following admission requirements: 1. Complete an admission application online at 2. Complete new student orientation. 3. Take Triton College placement tests. Note: • Log onto your student portal at for additional information. • Most Health Career programs have additional admission requirements, including mandatory attendance at an Information Session. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3858 (Nursing) or 3545 (other Health Careers) or 3130 (Admissions Call Center). • For more information about GED, call the Adult Education office at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3713.

• High School Students 1. High school students may be permitted to take college courses and evening high school classes after obtaining the written approval of their high school principal or counselor. 2. Triton evening high school registration forms are available in the Adult Education Department (Room A-205) or in the guidance offices of area high schools. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3259 or 3513.

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• International Students All international students applying to Triton College must contact a records evaluator in the Office of Admissions at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130. International students also are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and attain a score of 500 on the examination, with a score of at least 50 in each category on the written TOEFL, and a score of 173 and at least 16 to 18 in each category on the computerized TOEFL. International students must enroll in a minimum of 12 semester hours and must complete their degree objectives within six semesters. • Financial assistance is not available. • The records evaluator will issue the Immigration Form 20 (I-20) only after all required documents have been submitted and the student’s application has been accepted.

• Nursing and Allied Health Programs Applicants for some Health Career programs must meet additional admission requirements. Applicants for these programs also must attend program information sessions. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130.

“A goal of mine was to learn and get a degree, but given that I did not attend college and am from a different country, it was very challenging for me to comprehend how to achieve this. Jean Dugo in the Admissions Department did an amazing job in showing me all that Triton has to offer an adult coming back to school after 26 years. Her insight and patience toward me helped immensely.” – Geraldine Healy

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Live Outside Triton’s District? No Problem! • Out of District Residents Employed In-District A student who resides outside of the Triton College district but is employed by a company/organization within the district is entitled to in-district tuition rates if the following conditions for contract training are met: 1. An authorized agent of the company must complete the company contract training form, verifying that the student is employed at least 30 hours per week and in a job-related course and/or program of study. 2. All company contract forms submitted by the student are subject to verification by the college. 3. A separate company contract form must be submitted each semester, prior to the start of classes, to confirm eligibility.

Towns and Villages in Triton’s District

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3726.

• Out of District Students/Chargeback Individuals who reside outside the Triton College district and want to enroll in a curriculum at Triton that is not offered by their local community college must apply for tuition assistance from their community college district at least 30 days before the beginning of the term for which they intend to enroll. The tuition assistance is called a “chargeback.” Many community college districts do not approve chargebacks for college programs. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with their home district regarding availability.

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What To Do Next Triton’s Step-by-Step Enrollment Process Step


Complete an Admissions Application

Visit Triton’s website to complete our fast and free application: Note that you should receive an acceptance packet within 7-10 days after submitting your application. Step


Apply for Financial Aid (if desired)

Many students seek outside funding to help pay for school. Apply online at and be certain to enter Triton’s school code: 001773. Begin as early as possible after Jan. 1 to maximize your aid opportunities. Learn more at Step


Submit Official Transcripts and Documents

All documents should be dropped off in the Admissions and Records Office, Room B-216E or mailed from your school. You may also submit official college transcripts and ACT scores, if applicable, to be evaluated. Contact Admissions to request evaluation. Step


Take Placement Exams

Prepare for the placement exam at Testing is mandatory for all new students enrolling in credit courses. You may be exempt from testing if you have acquired ACT scores (at least a 23 on math and a 20 on English/Reading in the last 2 years) prior college level courses in English and Math with a “C” or better.



Complete New Student Orientation, Destination Success

This mandatory step can be completed online, but it is encouraged you come to an in-person session. Visit for more information and available sessions.



Register for Classes

Classes fill quickly, so it is important to register early for the best selection of courses and class meeting times. If you completed orientation online, you must meet with a counselor to register for class. Otherwise, you have the option of registering online via MyTriton Portal, at our Welcome Center or over the phone. Step


Make Payment Arrangements

Tuition payments can be made in full by cash, money order, check or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express) at the Cashier’s Office (Room A-202) or in the main hall of the Student Center. You can pay in full, enroll in FACTS Tuition Payment Plan or FACTS Pending Aid Payment Plan. To complete your registration and avoid being dropped from classes, you must make payment arrangements. View payment deadlines in your MyTriton Portal or the course schedule for the current semester.

For further assistance with your enrollment process, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 or email

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Facilities Library • 82,724 book and print titles; 12,359

Cernan Earth and Space Center

microforms; 1,364 periodicals

• 100-seat theater

(390 scholarly journals)

• Features star-filled planetarium shows,

• Group study rooms

wraparound films and laser light shows

• Quiet study areas

• Special educational shows for children

• Computer database searches and

• Star Store gift shop

interlibrary book loan program

• Monthly Skywatch Show

• Computer lab

• Open seven days a week

General Interest Facilities


• 412-seat auditorium

• State-of-the-art fitness center

• Cafeteria

• Free-weights room

• Bookstore

• Indoor Olympic-size swimming pool

• Bakery

• Tennis courts

• Cafe 64 (HIA Dining Room)

• 15,000 square-foot gymnasium

Educational Facilities

Floral Services

• More than 60 specialized labs

• Greenhouse

• Television station

• Botanical Gardens

• Radio station

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Area Map Visiting the Campus? Here’s How to Find Us. From the south: Exit from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) onto the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), heading east toward downtown Chicago. Exit the Eisenhower at First Avenue and turn left (north). Travel to North Avenue, turn left and drive west to the next stoplight, which is Fifth Avenue. Turn right and drive north on Fifth Avenue to the next stoplight. Turn left (west) and then immediately right; go around Circle Drive to the visitor’s parking area.

From the east: Travel west on North Avenue to Fifth Avenue (just past First Avenue). Turn right and drive north on Fifth Avenue to the next stoplight. Turn left (west) and then immediately right; go around Circle Drive to the visitor’s parking area.

From the west: Travel east on North Avenue to Fifth Avenue (just past the Winston Plaza Shopping Center). Turn left and drive north on Fifth Avenue to the next stoplight. Turn left (west) and then immediately right; go around Circle Drive to the visitor’s parking area.

From the north: Exit from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at Irving Park Road (Illinois 19), heading east to River Road. Turn right (south) on River Road. Stay to the right at Fifth Avenue to reach the main campus (second stoplight). Turn right (west) and then immediately right again; go around Circle Drive to the visitor’s parking area. PLEASE NOTE: There is NO exit from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at North Avenue.

Public Transportation The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provides direct access to the Triton campus. For information about routes and schedules to reach Triton College, call the RTA at (312) 836-7000.

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Campus Map O












On-Campus Building Codes On-campus buildings sometimes are identified by the following codes: A



Learning Resource Center Building (Adult Education, Cashier’s Office, Library, Continuing Education) Student Center (Admission and Records, Welcome Desk, Financial Aid, Student Life, Cafeteria, Cafe 64, University Center) Bookstore Science Building Liberal Arts Building Business Building Health Building Technology Building Cernan Earth and Space Center



Fine Arts Building (Gallery) Advanced Technology Building Triton College Police Station Physical Services Building Human Resources, Payroll, Marketing Department Robert M. Collins Center (Triton College Performing Arts Center, Older Adults Center, Fitness Center, Pool) Industrial Careers Building Baseball Field Soccer Field Tennis Courts Track Field

Viewbook Disclaimer This viewbook contains information regarding Triton College which is current at the time of publication. It is not intended to be a complete description of all Triton College’s policies ad procedures, nor is it intended to be a contract. This viewbook and its provisions are subject to change at any time and may be revised by Triton College in the future without advance notice.

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