Message from the President

For over 50 years, Triton College has provided high quality educational programs and services to our community college district consisting of 25 surrounding communities. The district communities are diverse demographically and in relation to their specific needs for higher education. It has been a priority for the college to offer affordable, quality education addressing various interests and needs, within proximity to home.

The philosophy of Triton, included in our very first catalog, stated a commitment “to excellence in education, and the courses and their subject matter are matched to the needs of each student and to the communities which it serves.” Our mission today is consistent with the past in providing a student-centered, lifelong learning environment through institutional and academic excellence as we seek to foster a meaningful college experience that helps you reach your goals.

We understand that having programs of interest with real career opportunities matter to you. For this purpose, the college offers a comprehensive selection of programs, credit and non-credit, and services to support completion of a degree or certificate as well as transfer to a 4-year college or university. Triton provides:

  • more than 100 degree and certificate programs for transfer and career-specific areas;
  • online education with engaging and effective approaches to instruction;
  • a wide range of support services including tutoring, mentoring, and career services designed to facilitate your success;
  • campus grounds covering 100 acres and 18 facilities, with renovation and renewal plans underway toward an enhanced college community.

Triton’s ongoing commitment to improving lives through relevant educational programs and services is evident in the teaching and learning occurring in the classroom, the use of innovative technology, and campus initiatives to support the needs of our students. College faculty and staff are well qualified and prepared to deliver the education you seek. As change occurs in the workplace and the world, our institution continues to move forward with a strong focus on student success.

The achievement of your academic, career and personal goals is our shared success as a community of learning. You will find great opportunities at Triton as you endeavor to fulfill goals and realize your dreams.

Welcome to Triton College!

Mary-Rita Moore
President, Triton College