Whether your goal is professional development or personal enrichment, Triton has an opportunity that is right for you. Expand your horizons with thought-provoking courses and recreational activities, gain credentials to break into a new field, explore a creative passion or reinvigorate your career.
Continuing Education OfficeLearning Resource Center, Room A-201
(708) 456-0300 Ext. 3500
Continuing Education courses are a great way to learn a new skill or brush up on an existing one. Continue Education courses don't require the same enrollment steps as our tradition, credit classes. Enrolling in a CE course can be done by following these simple steps.
To get started, browse the current Continuing Education course schedule and find the class(es) that meet your interests and personal schedule. Take note of the meeting times, course and section number, and the cost for the course.
Once you have selected the course(s) that you wish to take, download the Continuing Education Registration Form and fill out the required fields, which includes information about you as a student, and your desired courses.
Once you have completed your registration form, Submit your registration form to the Continuing Education office. Registration submission can be sent in a variety of ways
- Register by Email: Send your completed registration form to: askCE@triton.edu
- Register by Fax: Send your completed application form to: (708) 583-3114
- Register by Phone: Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500
Be prepared to give the representative the information from your form, then keep the form for your records.
- Register by Mail: Mail registration and payment to:Triton CollegeContinuing Education Office2000 Fifth AvenueRiver Grove, IL 60171-1995
- Register in Person: Come to the Continuing Education Office, Room A-201, on the main floor of the Learning Resource Center.
Note: Returning students cannot update their records by filling out a registration form. If you wish to update your personal information, such as address or phone number, please call the Continuing Education Office at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500.
Various courses, programs, and services are offered by the Continuing Education department. Classes are available in the following areas.
Professional Development Certificates
Enhance your skill proficiency, technical certification or re-certification, licensing and professional continuing education.
Center for Health Professionals
Receive training in health care areas through topical courses and customized content.
Personal Enrichment and Leisure
Discover new interests and recapture past ones with the School of Continuing Education. Challenge your brain, body and desire to learn. Join one of the personal enrichment programs to engage in creative discussions, explore a new language or attempt a new hobby. There are several enlightening and fun courses available to the community and surrounding neighbors.
Triton College offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of who are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.
We are proud to partner with ED2GO to provide you with the most current and easily understood on-line classes. We offer classes in diverse categories such as Business, Computers, Health Care, Teachers and Teaching Paraprofessionals, and many others.
Browse through Triton College's on-line continuing education offerings by clicking here.
FEES: Students enrolled in "E" noncredit/vocational courses (i.e. PSY E01) are assessed fees totaling $16 per Adult Education Credit hour [AEC]. This includes Registration, Auxiliary, Technology, and Student Services fees.
Students enrolled in "C" noncredit/personal enrichment courses (i.e. PED C01) are assessed a $7 registration fee per course. Students registering for multiple "C" courses are eligible for a refund of any registration fee balance over $7 and should contact the Continuing Education main office.
*The Registration fee is waived for in-district senior citizens age 60 and older. In the event a student cancels a course, the Registration fee will not be refunded.
Real Estate Academy
Important Notice for Real Estate Students - Changes to Illinois State Real Estate Educational Requirements
Due to modifications of the Real Estate License Act of 2000 the following changes became effective May 1, 2011: Changes the license categories under the Act from Salesperson and Broker to Broker and Managing Broker. The term "broker" is what the public identifies with when it comes to the real estate licensee they work with in a transaction. The term "managing broker" clearly identifies the person(s) in the brokerage operation that have management authority and responsibility.
The Workforce Development Department at Triton College is committed to providing community members in Western Cook County with programs and services to meet their immediate employment and training needs.
The Workforce Development Department is designed to provide short-term grant funded training program opportunities to students in the Triton College community. Our primary focus is to work with those individuals who would not normally have an opportunity to attend college (i.e. low income, high school drop-outs, public aid recipients, dislocated workers).
Individuals must be Workforce Investment Act (WIA) eligible in order to access these programs. Those who qualify to receive assistance will have their tuition, books, fees, and instructional materials paid in full.
Programs in the area of workforce development include but are not limited to:
Critical Skills Shortage Initiatives:
- Healthcare Solutions
- Surgical Technology
- Insurance Billing Clerk
- Medical Billers and Coders
- Manufacturing Skill Development Solutions
- CNC Machining & Programming
Presidents Office for Employment & Training (POET):
- Healthcare Initiative
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
Triton Retraining Assistance Center (TRAC)
Triton College operates an Affiliate Illinois Employment Training Center (IETC) as part of the west suburban Cook County workforce development system. The center, contingent upon federal and state funding, offers services to employers and jobs seekers.
WIA Adult & Dislocated Worker Programs
Through the Workforce Investment Act program, our affiliate office provides workforce development services to low-income adults and dislocated workers.
Stop by our resource room and make use of Internet-based employment services, fax machine, phones, copier, and other employment-related resources to help you with your job search. Browse through a variety of books and videos designed to help you find the job you're looking for. Vocational Training Programs are available, based on eligibility and approval of funding.
You may be eligible for free training if you meet the following conditions:
- You have been unemployed for two years or less;
- You are eligible for unemployment compensation or have exhausted your benefits;
- You have one year of work history in the same low growth occupation.
- You have been terminated or received notice of termination due to a permanent plant or facility closing.
Required documentation to determine eligibility includes:
- A picture ID (drivers license or state ID card; Immigration of Naturalization ID)
- A copy of your birth certificate or baptismal record
- Unemployment Certification Letter; or notification of your benefits being exhausted
- Letter of closure of layoff from your company (If a letter is not available a copy of a W-2 or check stub with your name and the company name)
- Veteran’s need to supply your DD214
- Proof of Citizenship
- Public Aid recipients must provide a copy of their medical card.
- Any males born on or after January 1, 1960 must show proof they registered for the selective service
Food Stamp Employment Training Grant Program
Triton College is the recipient of an FSE&T grant funds through the Department of Human Services. The program serves individuals who are currently on food stamps, i.e. 08 recipients.
Recruitment is done by referral from any Department of Human Services (DHS) office or by reverse referral.
Eligibility requirements are:
• Able bodied adults without dependents
• 16 – 59 years of age
• Currently receiving food stamp assistant only
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an IETC?
IETC stands for Illinois Employment Training Center and is part of a federal workforce development system known as the Workforce Investment Act. This system offers services to adults and dislocated workers who are trying to become re-employed, as well as provides information on various college programs and services.
I am a dislocated worker. Will this program pay for me to go back to school?
For financial assistance information, consult the college catalog or contact the Financial Aid office (add link to FA office) at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3441. If you qualify, you can begin training classes sooner. While training is possible through the Workforce Investment Act, it is a “work first” system. Services are available to help you conduct your job search and include basic assessments, job matching assistance, vocational counseling, workshops, and the development of an individual employment plan before retraining can be offered.
Just for Youth
Experience recreational and academic engaging programs designed especially for kids and teens.
Center Business and Professional Development (CBPD)
Review our available workforce solutions including customized training, workshops, and other short term organizational training opportunities.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Use your talents and experience in service to the college and community.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties is sponsored by Triton College. RSVP is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Illinois Department on Aging and Leyden Township and matched by Triton. RSVP is part of Senior Corps which also includes Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions.
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3603
For Older Adults (50+)
Experience recreation and career retraining educational opportunities designed specifically for the 50+ adult.
The Lifelong Learners Series is committed to providing high quality, relevant, and convenient courses to our learners 50 and older. In this series of courses, Lifelong Learners can extend their knowledge in a variety of subjects that can bring wellness to both the body and mind. Join the Lifelong Learners series and get ready to learn something new.
- Tangle with Zentangle - (ART C25)
- Learn to Enjoy Singing in a Group - (MUS C15)
- Fine Arts Discovery Workshop - (ART C04)
- Introduction to Computers I - (DPR C05)
- Introduction to Computers II - (DPR C07)
- Introduction to Computers III - (DPR C19)
- Introduction to Computers IV - (DPR C21)
- Introduction to Facebook - (SOC C41)
- Introduction to Twitter - (SOC C42)
- Basic Bird Watching - (REC C68)
- The Beatles - A Magical History Tour - (HUM C19)
- Great Books for Everyone - (ENG C19)
- Great Decisions - (HIS C08)
- Great Films for Everyone - (HUM C14)
- Affording Retirement - (RET C01)
- Health Care in Retirement - (RET C02)
- Financial Management in Retirement - (RET C03)
Concealed Carry (CCW) Training
Triton College just celebrated over 50 years of excellence in education and training.
Our CCW Instructional Team has more than 100 years of combined experience in this field.
We have trained firearms students in the fields of Criminal Justice Administration, State of Illinois Armed Security Officers, Private Investigators, Armed Alarm, Contractors, Auxiliary Police Officers, and now Conceal Carry for citizens.
Our team is academically degreed and State and Nationally certified in firearm education and training. We are available to you before and after you complete our class(es) to answer questions and provide guidance of subject matters within our area of expertise.
Retirement Series for Future and Current Retirees
As retirement nears, many future and current retirees realize that they have many unanswered questions, increasing the anxiety that comes with retirement. Continuing Education at Triton College has designed three low-cost three-hour programs especially for those who are not sure about the realities of retirement. Each of our courses are three hours long, convene on Saturdays, and cost just $20.
Fitness Classes offer a great workout alternative for individuals of all ages. Whether your goal is to kick start your weight loss plan or improve your lifestyle, we have many opportunities for you at Triton. Our fitness classes take place in our new campus fitness center.
Do you have a hobby or skill in which you excel?
Are you a natural leader?
Have you ever wanted to try teaching?
Would you like to earn extra income?
Triton College’s Continuing Education Department is looking for you!
Teaching a non-credit class at Triton or one of our high school extension sites can be rewarding in so many ways. You can experience the enjoyment of helping others increase their knowledge and skill. You can meet people with similar interests. You can earn extra income by working in an area you enjoy. Because of the nature of non-credit classes, instructors are not required to have degrees as they must be able to demonstrate expertise in the subject area. Non-credit classes usually do not run for more than a few sessions and are short term assignments.
The Triton Continuing Education Department is looking for individuals with expertise and/or experience in many areas. While we are always adding new classes we are in current need of non-credit instructors for seminars in:
- Pharmacy Tech (Registered Pharmacists Only)
- Lifeguards (Certified Only)
- Real Estate Sales, Broker and Appraiser (IDPR Certification)
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- ISO instruction
- CEBS Certified Trainers
- Certified Financial Planners
- French Language
- Hindi Language
- Korean Language
- Green Technology
- Sign Language
- Beginning Piano
- Ethnic Cooking
- Health and Fitness
- Apple Computers & Applications
- Swimming Instructors (Certified Only)
If you would like to get more information on non-credit teaching or if you would like to discuss the possibility of offering a non-credit class contact Colleen Rockafellow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Proviso West High Shool
4701 West Harrison Street
Enter the north parking lot from Harrison Street. From north parking lot, enter the double doors at the Main Entrance. Press the buzzer to the right and state that you are here for the Triton classes.
East Leyden High School
3400 North Rose Street
Franklin Park, IL
Students enter through Entrance #4.
West Leyden High School
1000 North Wolf Road
Parking located on Wolf Rd. Students enter through Entrance #1.
Elmwood Park High School
8201 West Fullerton Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL
Driveway entrance is on the east side of Fullerton (by the tennis courts). Enter through entrance 19 by the west parking lot.
Oak Park and River Forest High School
201 North Scoville Avenue
Oak Park, IL
Main entrance at Ontario and Scoville. Parking garage next door to school for $.50 per 30 minutes (CASH ONLY).
Ridgewood High School
7500 West Montrose Avenue
Parking lot off Montrose Ave where the athletic fields are located. Evening students use entrance 12.
Riverside/Brookfield High School
160 Ridgewood Road
Turn west on Ridgewood road and then north on Golf Rd. Parking lot for RB is on the right. Main entrance inside school is off Golf Rd.
Proviso East High School
807 South First Avenue
No Continuing Education Classes Currently scheduled at this site.
Office of the Dean
Center for Business and Professional Development
Center for Health Care Professionals
Continuing and Community Education
Telephone: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3501