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

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 and Violin.  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.

** Time slots for the Fall 2022 music lessons are now available. **

Children's Music Lessons: Piano

Children's Music Lessons: Violin/Viola

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

Follow these instructions to register your child for Youth Music lessons:

  • Click “Music Lesson Schedule” link to see the time slots and instructors availability.
  • Click "Music Lesson Registration Policy" link to view the registration policy.
    • To continue with the registration or to stop at this point, you must either agree/decline the registration policy.
  • If you agree to the registration policy, proceed to select the instructor that you want for lessons.

View Music Lesson Schedule

Music Lesson Registration Policy

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Animal Knowledge

Step inside the world of animals. Learn about various types of mammals, their anatomy and habitat. Obtain new knowledge that may lead you to findings you have not discovered yet.

Learning Objectives:

  • Animals and their role in our Environment
  • Learn about Mammals
  • Learn about Reptiles
  • Learn about Fish

Animal Knowledge (Ages 7-9)

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Early Financial Smarts

Introduce to your young adult to a foundation for becoming a responsible self-money manager. In this course, students will learn budgeting, basic savings strategies, wants versus needs, taxes and the factors for having a good credit history.

Learning Objectives:

  • Budgeting
  • Savings Options
  • I want versus I need this money for
  • Personal Income and Taxes

Early Financial Smarts (Ages 10-12)

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Halloween Mask Creators

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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Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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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Pumpkin Glam and Glitter

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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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

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 Summer 2022

Weekday Classes

Weekend Classes

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Triton Nelnet (formerly 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 Nelnet payment plan, please follow the steps below.

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

    Compose an email to 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 Nelnet payment plan.

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