Youth Programs

The youth programs at Triton College are designed to introduce children and teens to various educational and recreational activities within the collegiate environment of Triton. With our great locations, convenient schedule for parents and fun, you don’t want to miss out on these great opportunities! Click HERE to download our Continuing Education Guide with complete course listings.

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

*Register early for Summer 2019 Youth Camps

NEW this summer!
GLoW (Girls Learning to Weld)
Young Chefs Culinary Camp


Children’s Music Lessons

Introduce your child to the joy and excitement of music. This program provides one-on-one instruction with a music instructor in Piano, Violin, and Woodwind.  Students meet with instructors for a 25 minute lesson once a week for thirteen weeks during the student’s selected time slot. Age eligibility is listed for each course. All skill levels are welcomed.

** Spring 2019 Music Lesson registrations are closed **

MUSC01 - Children’s Music Lessons: Woodwind
Woodwind lessons are for either flute, clarinet, or saxophone and cover basic skills such as playing position, posture, tone production, practice skills, rhythmic awareness and note reading. Parents may observe their child in class to learn techniques for practicing at home. Each student is responsible for providing their own instrument for the program. (Recommended for children ages 10 – 15)
Tuition: $275

MUSC03 - Children's Music Lessons: Piano
Beginners will learn rhythm, counting, note value and introductory piano in private lessons. Parents may attend the classes with their children to learn techniques for practicing at home. (Recommended for children ages 5 – 15)
Tuition: $275

MUSC04 - Children's Music Lessons: Violin
Beginners will learn rhythm, counting, note value and introductory violin in private lessons. Parents may attend the classes with their children to learn techniques for practicing at home. Each student is responsible for providing their own instrument for the program. (Recommended for children ages 5 – 15)
Tuition: $275

Triton College’s Facts payment plan is available for this program.

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Junior Artist - Summer 2019

Are you a budding Picasso or just want to express yourself creatively? In art camp, you'll be able to do that using one or more of several media: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, or combinations. Let your inner artist out and share your work with other young artists. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify various types of artistic media
  • Examine and use artistic media through basic sketching techniques
  • Imagine and create artwork through various painting styles
  • Explain how to make collages using magazines, newspaper clippings, and personal photographs
  • Complete and present a class project

Section: CMP C13 101, Ages 7-9
Dates: June 17-20, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 9-11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $102

Section: CMP C13 102, Ages 7-9
Dates: July 8-11, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 9-11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $102

Section: CMP C13 103, Ages 10-12
Dates: July 22-25, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 9-11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $102

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Automotive Technology for Kids - Summer 2019

The engine, the brakes, and the wheels are all essential parts to any car. Automotive Technology for Kids is designed to introduce young students to the basic features and maintenance of a car. Tire changing, headlight replacement, fluid identification and battery charging are just a few of the lessons introduced in the class. Understanding how a car operates, the responsibilities of operating a car, and safety are other topics covered in this camp as well.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the history of cars
  • Examine the basic features and components of a car
  • Analyze a car's engine
  • Compare automatic transmissions to manual transmissions
  • Describe how a cars braking system operates
  • Specify the importance of motor oil
  • Discuss safe driving and the various road symbols along with describing what it takes to be a responsible driver
  • Explain the importance of maintaining a car

Section: CMP C49 101, Ages 7-9
Dates: June 24-27, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 12:30-4:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $99

Section: CMP C49 102, Ages 10-12
Dates: July 15-18, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 8-11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $99

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Young Chefs Culinary Camp - Summer 2019

Children will learn how to transform everyday meals into mouthwatering experiences. These young chefs will learn how to cook and bake while using Triton College’s state-of-the art culinary kitchens. Introduce your child to the farm-to-table process, experience new recipes and discuss kitchen safety. Parents get ready to add another chef to your kitchen for some delicious, home cooked meals. Children will be exposed to a variety of foods including potential allergens such as nuts, eggs and wheat in the kitchen.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the origins of the culinary arts from past to present
  • Discuss proper safety practices and basic knife skills
  • Explore how food from the farm is processed and delivered to the table/restaurant
  • Identify different proteins and techniques for cooking them
  • Assess the various methods and spices to cook vegetables
  • Introduce how to execute basic baking recipes

Section: CMP C39 101, Ages 10-13
Dates: July 29, 2019 - Aug. 1, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $299

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Digital Photography for Kids - Summer 2019

Digital Photography for Kids will teach children how to transform the world they see into art that connects with the emotions of the audience. Through the lens of a camera explore and capture artistic details while exploring Triton’s campus. Students will learn about the features of a camera, compose shots, and use image editing software to enhance their art. A USB cord, an 8GB flash drive or larger, and a digital camera are required. A DSLR camera with a lens and a compact flash is recommended, but point-and-shoot digital cameras and cell phone cameras are welcomed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the components of a camera
  • Understand the proper technique for taking photographs
  • Discuss the concepts of composition in photography
  • Discover the fun with taking quality pictures
  • Produce a creative story through the lens of a camera

Section: CMP C57 101, Ages 13-15
Dates: July 29-Aug. 1, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 12:30-3:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $106

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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GADgET (Girls Only) - Summer 2019

GADgET (Girls Adventuring in Design, Engineering & Technology) is a summer program designed to introduce female youth between the ages of 10 and 14 to the world of manufacturing through hands-on projects, and site visits to manufacturing facilities. CAD, entrepreneurship skills, academic requirements for 21st century manufacturing careers, as well as teamwork skills are covered.

Overall Learning Goals:
To create an interactive, problem-solving environment where students can learn and share opportunities in the field of manufacturing. Through this experience we intend to provide youth with the necessary knowledge needed to develop and achieve their dreams through the world of manufacturing, including what it takes to start and run their own enterprise.

Event: GADgET Camp 2019
Section: CMP C46 101
Dates: July 22-25, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Location: Technology Building (T Building), Room T-126
Cost: $272

Please contact Antigone Sharris, antigonesharris@triton.edu or (773) 580-8807, for more information.

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GLoW - Girls Learning to Weld - Summer 2019

An opportunity not like any other, introducing Girls Learning to Weld (GLoW). This four day, girls only program is designed to unveil the world of manufacturing to female youth between the ages of 12 and 16 through hands-on welding projects. Prototyping, layout on metal, entrepreneurship skills, academic requirements for 21st century manufacturing careers, as well as teamwork skills are covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish a basic layout for fabrication purposes
  • Assess using personal protective equipment and best practices when welding
  • Prepare a design and method for completing the class project
  • Explain the steps and challenges of taking one’s idea and building a small business
  • Introduce the academic and technical training needed to prepare for fields in welding and manufacturing
  • Explore the various industries that welding is used

Section: CMP C44 101, Ages 12-16, Girls Only
Dates: July 15, 2019 - July 18, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $272

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Health Careers Exploration Camp - Summer 2019

The Health Careers Exploration Camp is an opportunity for students who will be in 9th and 10th grades in the fall of 2019 to explore healthcare professions. Over four full days students will survey a range of career options and learn about important issues in health care through interactive lessons and labs and professional insight from practitioners. Students will also earn CPR certification through training lead by School of Health Careers and Public Service faculty.

Health Career Professions covered:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (aka Ultrasound)
  • Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiology
  • Sterile Processing
  • Surgical Technology

Section: CMP C60 101
Dates: June 17-20, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus West
Cost: $176

To register or for information, please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or email us at AskCE@triton.edu.

All times, dates and costs listed are subject to change.

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Robocamp - Summer 2019

Students will build LEGO® robots that can perform different programmable movements.  The participants can select a robot design to build and also create designs from their own imaginations.  During this creative experience, programming and problem-solving will be a part of the fun

Learning Objectives:

  • Program simple functions
  • Define basic principles of robotics and engineering
  • Organize a list of activities necessary to complete the first robot
  • Identify how to use the programming software
  • Define lateral movements through simple lessons about the robot's motor functions
  • Analyze how the robot can move in various manners
  • Configure the robot to respond to touch and sound

Section: CMP C23 101, Ages 7-9
Dates: July 8-11, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 12:30-3:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $127

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Rocket Camp - Intro to Model Rocketry - Summer 2019

Come build and launch model rockets at the Cernan Earth and Space Center! This camp is for students entering or completing grades 6th, 7th or 8th.

Before launch, campers will experiment with Newton’s Laws, explore basic rocket science and safety, and experience rocket launches and more in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

Each student will build two rockets: one simple and one complex that they will take home after “Launch Day.”

Family and friends will be invited to attend the launch activities.

Event: Rocket Camp
Dates: June 24-28, 2019 (Monday thru Friday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Location: Cernan Earth & Space Center (I-Building)
Cost: $299

Triton College’s Facts payment plan is available for this program.

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Scratch - Computer Programming I - Spring 2019

Young students will learn how to create computer animations and games using Scratch, a programming language from MIT. Fundamental programming concepts such as making and importing objects, creating audio recordings, and using them to build and play computer games or music videos will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the role of computer scientist
  • Discuss how to solve a problem
  • Explain how to collaborate
  • Describe how to create a program using youth-friendly innovative Scratch software
  • Formulate critical thinking skills to fix issues in a program
  • Describe computational thinking to perform sequences and parallelism to increase functionality of a program
  • Assess how to use building block programming

Section: CMP C48 301, Ages 7-10
Dates: February 16, 2019 - April 13, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $142

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Scratch - Computer Programming I - Summer 2019

Young students will learn how to create computer animations and games using Scratch, a programming language from MIT. Fundamental programming concepts such as making and importing objects, creating audio recordings, and using them to build and play computer games or music videos will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the role of computer scientist
  • Discuss how to solve a problem
  • Explain how to collaborate
  • Describe how to create a program using youth-friendly innovative Scratch software
  • Formulate critical thinking skills to fix issues in a program
  • Describe computational thinking to perform sequences and parallelism to increase functionality of a program
  • Assess how to use building block programming

Section: CMP C48 101, Ages 7-9
Dates: June 24, 2019 - June 27, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $142

Section: CMP C48 102, Ages 10-12
Dates: July 8, 2019 - July 11, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $142

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Scratch - Computer Programming II - Summer 2019

Take your child’s Scratch programming skills to the next level. Scratch Programming II builds upon the fundamental features of Scratch, including blocks, music and variables, which will expand your young programmer’s knowledge and abilities to code fun games and animation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop the students’ skills to build large blocks of code
  • Understand how and the benefit to cloning blocks of code
  • Explain the terms List and Variable and how they are used in Scratch
  • Analyze how to create music in Scratch

Section: CMP C51 101, Ages 10-12
Dates: July 15-18, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 12:30-4:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $142

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Children's Swim Lessons - Spring 2019

Learn to swim! This course, taught by qualified Red Cross water safety instructors, is open to any youngster who can stand in three feet of water. Classes are divided into groups according to ability.

Children's Swim Lesson Participation Form (Please Print)

Learning Objectives:

  • Breath holding and Rhythmic breathing
  • Prone float and Back float
  • Prone glide and Prone glide with kick
  • Back glide and Back glide with kick
  • Arm stroke and Crawl stroke
  • Combined stroke
  • Turning over
  • Leveling off
  • Safety skills
  • Combined skills

WEEKEND SECTIONS

Section: PED C64 301, Ages 5-7
Dates: February 2, 2019 - April 13, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $117

Section: PED C64 302, Ages 8-13
Dates: February 2, 2019 - April 13, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $117

Section: PED C64 303, Ages 5-7
Dates: February 2, 2019 - April 13, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $117

Section: PED C64 304, Ages 8-13
Dates: February 2, 2019 - April 13, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $117

WEEKDAY SECTIONS

Section: PED C64 305, Ages 9-11
Dates: February 7, 2019 - April 18 2019 (Thursdays)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $117

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Children's Swim Lessons - Summer 2019

Learn to swim! This course, taught by qualified Red Cross water safety instructors, is open to any youngster who can stand in three feet of water. Classes are divided into groups according to ability.

Children's Swim Lesson Participation Form (Please Print)

Learning Objectives:

  • Breath holding and Rhythmic breathing
  • Prone float and Back float
  • Prone glide and Prone glide with kick
  • Back glide and Back glide with kick
  • Arm stroke and Crawl stroke
  • Combined stroke
  • Turning over
  • Leveling off
  • Safety skills
  • Combined skills

WEEKEND SECTIONS

Section: KDS C25 101, Ages 5-7
Dates: June 1, 2019 - June  29, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 102, Ages 8-13
Dates: June 1, 2019 - June  29, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 103, Ages 5-7
Dates: June 1, 2019 - June  29, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 104, Ages 8-13
Dates: June 1, 2019 - June  29, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 105, Ages 5-7
Dates: July 6, 2019 - August  3, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 106, Ages 8-13
Dates: July 6, 2019 - August  3, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 107, Ages 5-7
Dates: July 6, 2019 - August  3, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 108, Ages 8-13
Dates: July 6, 2019 - August  3, 2019 (Saturdays)
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

WEEKDAY SECTIONS

Section: KDS C25 109, Ages 6-8
Dates: May 28, 2019 - June 25, 2019 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 110, Ages 6-8
Dates: July 2, 2019 - July 30, 2019 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 111, Ages 9-11
Dates: May 30, 2019 - June 27, 2019 (Thursdays)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 112, Ages 9-11
Dates: July 11, 2019 - August 8, 2019 (Thursdays)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Waterbotics - Summer 2019

Young students will have fun learning math, science and technology skills as they design and build aquatic LEGO® robots and solve design challenges. Sensors, motors, drive configurations, and programming in LEGO® Mindstorm are covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what engineering is and its relationship with robots, including listing examples of everyday life applications
  • Identify the hardware components of a robot, including sensors, motors, and servos, describing their functions
  • Describe the Mindstorm NXT software
  • Discuss the programming functions for the Mindstorm NXT software
  • Explain how to apply the software and the programming functions to the robot
  • Design a robot chassis using LEGO® pieces
  • Program several different functions for the built robot
  • Utilize different robotic sensors

Section: CMP C30 101, Ages 7-9
Dates: June 17-20, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday)
Time: 12:30-4:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $142

Section: CMP C30 102, Ages 10-12
Dates: July 22-25, 2019 (Monday thru Thursday) 
Time: 12:30-4:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $142

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Triton Facts Payment Information

Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll!

To enroll into the FACTS payment plan, please follow the steps below.

Step 1. Request a MyTriton Portal user name and password for your child.

    Compose an email to webadvisor@triton.edu requesting a MyTriton Portal user name and password  for your child.
    In the email, please provide your child’s first and last name, date of birth, last four digits of their social security number, and a preferred email address to contact.

Step 2. Click HERE to enroll in the FACTS payment plan.

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