Adult Education


Welcome to Triton College’s Adult Education Department
"Making a difference one student at a time"

Triton College’s Adult Education (AE) Department offers quality educational programs to assist adults who wish to

  • Learn English
  • Earn a State of Illinois High School Diploma
  • Connect to employment and job training opportunities
  • Transition to College

Thank you for your interest in Triton’s GED & ESL Programs.
The next start-date is August 28, 2023.
The application will be live on this website beginning July 5, 2023.
We look forward to learning with you!

About Triton College’s Adult Education Programs
All adult education instructional and support services are currently being delivered online and in-person. To learn more about our hyflex classes, please click HERE.

AE faculty and staff assist adult learners to acquire the academic and employment skills to be college and career ready and to realize their full potential, so individuals, families, and communities can thrive.

For additional services for current Adult Education students, please click HERE our resource flyer.

Adult education programs include:

  • English as Second Language (ESL) for adults who want to learn to speak, read, and write English at all levels
  • State of Illinois High School Diploma for adults preparing for the GED® and  HiSET® exams. 
  • Spanish State of Illinois High School Diploma for Spanish speaking adults pursuing their Spanish GED®
  • Citizenship for immigrants who are preparing for the naturalization test and interview
  • Access to Literacy for adults who wish to improve their basic reading, writing, math, or English conversation skills
  • Gear Up! for adult education students who want to transition to college, training, or employment. A variety of courses and resources help ESL and GED students improve language, literacy, math, and digital literacy skills while applying their learning to a career field
  • Digital Literacy for adult education students who are interested in developing basic or strengthening existing technology skills
  • Student Support for adult education students who would like additional resources and additional assistance

Adult education programs are made possible by state and federal grants received from the Illinois Community College Board and by the generous support of Triton College.

Requirements to Enroll: 

  • Must be an Illinois resident
  • Provide a picture ID with current address
  • Must be at least 16 years old and not enrolled in high school. High School withdrawal form (download PDF).

Classes are not intended for individuals on temporary and student visas.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Jacqueline Lynch
Dean of Adult Education
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3676

Corinne Benedetto
Director, Curriculum and Programming
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3702

Christine Debush
Director, Transitions and Special Programs
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3829

Nathan Rearden
Director, Faculty and Instruction
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3880

Thomas Thompson
Completion and Transition Specialist
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3085




Triton College
Building A, Room A-205
Campus Map

(708) 456-0300,
Ext. 3259 or 3513



Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How to Register and What to Expect

Enrollment Pipeline


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