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 fun youth programs, convenient schedules for parents, and great locations, don’t miss out on these great opportunities! Click HERE to download our Continuing Education Guide with complete course listings.

Additionally, the School of Continuing Education offers a number of fun and educational summer camps for children between the ages of seven and fifteen. Some of our offerings include subjects related to computer programming, robotics and cooking.

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


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.

** Fall 2020 Music Lessons are now closed. Please check back in January 2021 for Spring semester lessons.**

Children's Music Lessons: Woodwind

Children's Music Lessons: Piano

Children's Music Lessons: Violin/Viola

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

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Pumpkin Glam and Glitter - NEW

Avoid the mess and sharp tools when carving a pumpkin. Draw, paint and bedazzle a pumpkin for this Halloween! Parents must accompany children between the ages of two and six years old during class.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the optimal art materials to decorate a pumpkin
  • Develop a fun, creative pumpkin decoration

Pumpkin Glam and Glitter (Ages 2-9)

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Python: A Computer Coding Language - NEW

Explore a new language in the realm of computer science. Python is a high level computer programming language that can create games, Android applications and web applications to name a few. Students can learn the foundation to creating source code and statements through Python. Begin to speak high level Python computer programming.

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish correct algorithms of sufficient detail to guide programming
  • Define and initialize variables using a common naming convention
  • Write programs which correctly perform basic arithmetic
  • Implement repetition behavior with the for and while loops
  • Determine and invoke functions with parameters and return values
  • Discover menu-driven programs incorporating variables, control structures, and functions
  • Examine a class and corresponding objects for object-oriented programming

Python: A Computer Coding Language (Ages 13-15)

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GLoW

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

GLOW (Ages 12-16)

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Halloween Mask Creators - NEW

Come and design your own fun, creative Halloween Masks. Start with a blank canvas, then cut out openings for your eyes, nose and mouth (or not). Next let your imagination takeover. This is a course that parents can enjoy with their children.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop the design of the mask
  • Implement the design for the mask

Halloween Mask Creators (Ages 7-9)

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Learn JAVA Coding - NEW

Go beyond the block style computer programming and learn how professionals in the industry code. This course will introduce young students to the Java computer programming language, including variables, input/output statements, control structures, arithmetic, lists, functions, and classes. Basic concepts of algorithm development and object-oriented programming will be explored.

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish correct algorithms of sufficient detail to guide programming
  • Define and initialize variables using a common naming convention
  • Write programs which correctly perform basic arithmetic
  • Implement repetition behavior with the for and while loops
  • Determine and invoke functions with parameters and return values
  • Discover menu-driven programs incorporating variables, control structures, and functions
  • Examine a class and corresponding objects for object-oriented programming

Learn JAVA Coding (Ages 13-15)

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes - NEW

Don’t spend a ton of money on a Halloween costume this year. Cardboard, tape, sheets, gloves, an old dusty hat and scarves are probably in your home somewhere. Repurpose these materials and anything else you can think of to make your own Halloween costume.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gather the materials and tools to create a costume
  • Develop a fun, creative costume

Last Minute Halloween Costumes - (Ages 10-12)

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Scratch - Computer Programming I

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

Scratch Programming I: Fall 2020

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

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.

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

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

Swim Class Fall 2020

Due to preventing the spread of COVID-19, the pool and fitness center will be closed for the fall 2020 semester at Triton College.


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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