Adult Education

Summer Classes now open for registration! Enroll below.

Register for ESL Classes!

Register for GED Classes!

Regístrese para las clases de español GED

Do you need a Computer?

We still have Chromebooks available for students enrolled in classes at the Library in Building A.
Please bring your Triton ID and make sure to provide your email address.

¿Necesita una Computadora?

Todavía tenemos Chromebooks disponibles en la biblioteca del edificio A.
Traiga una identificación con foto y asegúrese de proporcionar su dirección de correo electrónico.

Please click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions.

Información en español
Informacja po polsku

Equivalency courses that help you prepare for your GED®, TASC, and HiSET exams.

Please click on one of our Adult Education (AE) course listings on the left for more information about the course and instructions on how to enroll.

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

For more information contact us:
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3259 or 3513
At adulteducation@triton.edu
Or visit us in Building A, Room A-205

See campus map for building location.

Office hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed Saturdays & Sundays


English as a Second Language (ESL)*

Información en Español
Informacja po Polsku

English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are designed to help non-native English speakers develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

There are 7 levels of ESL instruction, from basic to advanced.

Classes are offered in either a 15 week session or 10 week session.

Summer classes offer conversation 3 times a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, for 4 hours each day. Summer classes run for 5 weeks.

15 week classes start in January and August and meet twice a week. Morning classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays. Evening classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

10 week skills classes are offered throughout the year. Morning classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Evening classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Morning classes take place from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Evening classes take place from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

ESL students interested in developing their computer skills may register for a Computer Basics class, available in English and  Spanish. Classes are offered throughout the year.

Interested in improving your writing skills and learning more about academic writing? Ask us about our written communications skills courses for non-native English speakers! 

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Citizenship

Información en Español
Informacja po Polsku

Are you thinking of becoming a citizen of the United States?
The first step is to be prepared for the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) test, which consists of an oral interview and a written test on U.S. history, and federal and state government functions.

If you speak, read and write English fluently, you are ready to fill out your citizenship application right away. If you do not, Triton's Adult Education department offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes throughout the year.

Our citizenship class will prepare you for the citizenship examination and the interview. The class is free of charge.

Please fill out an intake above in order to register for Citizenship classes.

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High School Equivalency Program*

Información en Español
Informacja po Polsku

Click HERE for HSE Program Video

High School Equivalency program courses are designed to prepare students to successfully complete the high school equivalency examinations, including the GED®, HiSET®, and TASC.

We offer various levels of language arts and math courses to help students gain the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for a high school equivalency exam.

The class schedule is as follows:
  Language Arts
  Mondays & Wednesdays
  9:00 AM – 12:30 PM or 6:00 – 9:30 PM

  Mathematics
  Tuesdays & Thursdays
  9:00 AM – 12:30 PM or 6:00 – 9:30 PM

Students may take either one class or two at the same time.

Constitution

We also offer a Constitution course throughout the year for students who have not passed the Constitution Test in high school. The class is taught over five Saturdays from 9 AM – 12 PM.


Access to Literacy Program

The Access to Literacy Program at Triton College offers free tutoring services to adults age 17 and over whose reading, writing or numeracy/math skills are below the sixth-grade level. Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one and small group tutoring in English for Adult Basic Education (ABE) students or English as a Second Language (ESL) students.

Triton College’s Access to Literacy Program is an adult volunteer literacy grant program funded by the Illinois State Library, a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

For tutoring, please complete the following application: Student Application

To become a volunteer tutor, please complete the following application: Volunteer Application

For more information, please contact the Triton College Access to Literacy Office at (708) 456-0300, X-3730.

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College Transitions Options

GEAR UP to Transitions and Special Programs

CLASSES BEGIN SPRING 2021

Please contact adulteducation@triton.edu for more information!

Bridge to College and Careers
The goal of this program is to bridge the gap between the student’s initial skills set and the field of interest by offering the opportunity to complete a high school equivalency while also exploring career specific skills through various pathways:

  • Healthcare
    • Healthcare Careers.
    • Medical Terminology.
  • Office Administration
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Integrated Education and Training (IET)
The goal of this program is to complete a high school equivalency while also preparing for industry-recognized credentials, certifications and employer-specific training programs through integrated, skills-focused instruction and support. In addition to preparing for the GED exam, students work towards receiving certification and prepare for the workforce for the following fields:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Health Science:
    • Phlebotomy.
    • Pharmacy Technician.

Special Programs

  • Career Awareness for GED and ESL Students.
    In this course, students will assess their skills, identify their career interests and explore jobs in a variety of career fields.
  • Career Exploration for GED and ESL Students.
    In this course, students assess their skills, identify their career interests, explore career paths and create an individual education and career plan which will include action items and a timeline for getting into college or a career of choice.
  • ESL Transitions: Academic Writing I.
  • ESL Transitions: Academic Writing II.
    In these courses, students learn the requirements of the English essay writing process by developing ideas, editing and proofreading. Students develop skills for college writing.

Scholarship Programs
Available for Triton College Adult Education students who have completed or graduated from the ESL or GED Program.

The following scholarships are available for Adult Education students only:

  • Board of Trustees Scholarship:
    • Funded by Triton College.
    • Covers 12 credits of in-district tuition in any subject.
    • Eligibility – To apply, a student must have completed Triton’s ESL program or passed the High School Equivalency Exam (GED or HiSET).
    • Open to Adult Education students regardless of immigration status. No Social Security number is required.
    • APPLY FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES SCHOLARSHIP
  • Westlake Health Careers Scholarship
    • Funded by a grant from the Westlake Health Foundation.
    • Covers in-district tuition, fees and materials for credit or non-credit healthcare programs. Can be used over multiple years.
    • Eligibility – To apply, a student must have completed Triton’s ESL Program or passed the High School Equivalency Exam (GED or HiSET).
    • Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check and must be authorized to work in the United States.
    • APPLY FOR THE WESTLAKE HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP

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Staff Section

Completion and  Transition Specialists are here to get you on the road to educational success and to help guide you toward your career goals.

Completion and  Transition Specialists are available to help you with:

  • Questions you may have regarding the classes offered through Triton, including English as a Second Language (ESL), High School Equivalency, college and career courses
  • Information on how to evaluate foreign credentials and understand the United States education system
  • Planning your academic and career goals
  • Planning of your course work so that you can achieve those goals
  • Planning a transition to continuing education program and credit classes
  • Listening to your concerns
  • Referring you to appropriate resources and services

Meet the Completion and Transition Specialists

Ewa Paluch
708-456-0300 ext. 3837
ewapaluch2@triton.edu
Bilingual Polish

Ian Torres
708-456-0300 ext. 3085
iantorres@triton.edu
Bilingual Spanish

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Adult Education Gazette*

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