Message from the President

Welcome to Triton College

Meeting the educational needs of students today and into the future is Triton's goal for student success! We are a close-knit, student-centered learning community, affordable, and conveniently located in the suburbs of Chicago. We provide our students with the best faculty, the highest quality of education, and services that support their transfer, career, and life aspirations.

More than 15,000 students attend classes at Triton. Our student body represents the rich diversity within our college community. In order for our students to be competitive and successful in an increasingly global economy, we must ensure that multicultural values are established throughout our programs. I value diversity and believe it promotes personal growth, strengthens our communities, and enriches the educational experience of our students.

Whether you seek a certificate, an associate’s degree, or an opportunity to strengthen your skills, Triton has something for everyone. We believe in the development of innovative and relevant programs and services. Our Career programs offer a pathway to enhanced employment opportunities. Several of Triton’s programs, including Allied Health, Automotive Technology, and Hospitality Industry Administration, offer students hands-on clinical experience that helps prepare them for the workforce.

For others, Triton is the first step to a four-year institution. Triton can give you the consistent attention and quality opportunity you need as you begin your studies so that you can successfully transition to the college or university of your choice after two years or less, and at a fraction of the cost. We facilitate the opportunity for students to continue pursuing a bachelor’s degree through our University Center. Six universities: Benedictine, Dominican, Eastern Illinois, Governors State, National Louis and Southern Illinois Carbondale offer degree programs on Triton’s campus. Furthermore, our Scholars Program provides rigorous courses that are similar to those found at top-tier four-year universities.

We value students of all ages and interests. Triton is committed to serving its entire community and is proud to promote inter-generational studies and activities, bringing together all members of our community to learn from each other. Our Children’s and Senior Studies programs prove you’re never too young or old to learn! Many students will explore our Continuing Education offerings to update their skills, learn more about a new field or interest, and even keep their bodies as active as their minds.

With the time demands on working adults or those with families, our scheduling options make Triton accessible to all learners. Triton offers classes at convenient locations in the community so you can attend classes easily from almost anywhere. Triton even offers students the opportunity to earn an HLC-accredited Associate's degree via the internet. Online courses put a classroom on your desk anywhere, anytime.

As you explore our catalog, you will learn much about Triton. You will see that we have an impressive selection of academic programs, which are challenging and keep pace with the evolving needs of the workforce. Whether you are seeking to transfer to a four-year institution, take a single course, or using the many resources available at the college, you will find Triton to be committed to serving its community.

Best wishes in achieving your educational goals.

Dr. Patricia Granados, Ed.D.

President, Triton College