Pardon our Dust!- Campus Renewal Projects Continue at Triton

It’s been a busy few months at Triton College as we continue to upgrade facilities on campus in an effort to improve students’ experience at the school, and aid in their future success. Here’s an update on what we’ve been working on.

Current Projects Underway

‘B Building’

Right now, we are in the midst of an extensive renovation of the first and second floors Student Center (B Building), located in the heart of Triton’s main (west) campus.

Here’s what it looks like right now!

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Soon, students will be greeted at a brand new Welcome Center on the first floor, and will be able to communicate with the student center (located on the 2nd floor) through an interactive screen.

Here’s a rendering of what this beautiful new facility will look like when it’s finished.


During construction, our Registration Center as well as our counseling and enrollment services offices have moved to temporary locations. Click here for maps of where you can find them.

‘R Building’

The newly renovated Fitness Center located in the basement of the Robert M. Collins Building (R Building) will allow students to keep their fitness goals on track.

Here’s what it will look like when it’s done.


Completed Projects

‘D Building’

Check out the upgraded Science Labs on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the D Building.

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East Greenhouse

A new computerized aquaponic system and solar panels highlight the recently expanded greenhouse located just outside of the Robert M. Collins Center. Triton’s Horticlulture and Sustainable Agriculture students are making use of the new facility, which produces herbs and vegetables used Hospitality Industry Administration Program.

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Bakery Expansion

Speaking of our Hospitality Industry Administration Program, students are now gaining valuable experience working in the recently completed bakery. Stop by for a sweet treat in the new facility located in the cafeteria of the B Building.

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Lights… Bleachers… Action!

The fall sports season is upon us, and Triton’s East Campus Athletic Complex multi-purpose field is in the midst of upgrades to ensure you don’t miss a minute of the action. In addition to the Trojan’s men and women’s soccer teams, the field is also the new home of the Fenwick Friars varsity football team. The athletes will compete under the newly added lights that now surround the field. Also, we’re in the midst of expanding the field’s bleachers to pack even more fans in.

The men’s soccer team opens their season Monday Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. against College of Du Page, and the women’s team action gets underway Thursday Aug. 25 as they welcome Truman College. Fenwick takes the field Friday Aug. 26 when they play host to reigning Class 4A state champion Phillips Academy at 7:30 p.m.


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Triton’s new High Tech Greenhouse Coming Soon

A new aquaponic system that will allow fish and plants to grow in one integrated ecosystem is the highlight of the Triton’s East Greenhouse Modernization project. Work on the project has been underway all spring and is expected to be completed by August 2016. When it’s done- the new greenhouse will be about 33 percent bigger than the one it is replacing. The aquaponic system will feature computerized climate control and watering capabilities. The new greenhouse, which is located just outside of the R-Building on the east side of campus, will serve as an additional learning tool for students enrolled in Triton’s Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture Programs. Additionally, the greenhouse and adjoining botanical garden will combine to produce  vegetables and herbs that will be used by students in our Hospitality Industry Administration Program.

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Community Celebrates Completion of Triton Facility Upgrades

It was great to see everyone who came out to help us celebrate the completion of two of our big campus renovation projects this spring.

On April 28, we officially opened our new East Campus Athletic Complex. Triton baseball legends Lance Johnson and Coach Bob Symonds helped us cut the ribbon on the new facility. They were truly impressed by the upgrades, especially the new baseball and softball fields.

On May 24, we blasted into a new era of aerospace education as we unveiled the new Cernan Earth and Space Center. All of our guests seemed to enjoy the spiffed up planetarium and new projector.

Thanks to everyone who helped make the renovations possible, and we look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors back on campus soon.

Check out these photos from the events:




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Triton College’s Engineering Technology Program moves, expands

Addressing the demand of today’s manufacturing industry, Triton College has relocated its Engineering Technology Program to a new, larger space on campus that supports the growth of the program.

The new space is nearly double the size of its former location, occupying 5,800 square feet in Triton’s Industrial Careers Building. It includes a new computer lab, robotics lab, electricity and electronics lab, along with classrooms to support many of Triton’s existing engineering courses.

The new space, which is designed to provide hands-on learning in a collaborative atmosphere, also includes an additional 2,700 square feet that will allow the Triton College Engineering Technology Program future growth opportunities.

For more information about Triton College’s Engineering Technology Program, visit



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Triton College just knocked one out of the park!

Talk about hitting a home run! Triton College’s renovations to its East Campus Athletic Complex is something to be seen. It is a complete transformation that will support Triton’s Athletics Program and hopefully attract student athletes in the community.

Check out some of the most recent pictures here:



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On the rise: Progress going well for Triton College’s HIA Bakery expansion

Triton College’s Hospitality Industry Administration (HIA) Program is not only remodeling its Demonstration Kitchen and Bistro, but the program is also expanding the space of its bakery to meet the needs of students pursuing a Triton degree or certificate in baking and pastry, as well as cake decorating.

The Hospitality Bakery, located in the Student Center Cafeteria, is a fully operational retail bakery and culinary laboratory for Hospitality students at Triton College. The bakery offers students valuable practice in creating confectionery delights as well as hands-on experience in operating a retail business.

Construction workers are currently expanding the area from the outside-in. Check out these photos of how progress is being made:

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Triton College is cooking up something impressive!

Triton’s Hospitality Demonstration Kitchen and Bistro is set to open spring 2016 to students studying hospitality and beverage management at Triton College!

The newly renovated demo kitchen and bistro contains state-of-the-art, eco-friendly equipment, providing students with technical training of what’s current in the industry.

Plus, with this updated demo kitchen and bistro, Triton College is looking to expand its Hospitality Industry Administration (HIA) Program with new courses.

Check out these recent photos of the HIA Demo Kitchen and Bistro!

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In the News: Chicago Tribune — “Triton College unveils new health and sciences building”

Here’s a snippet from the Chicago Tribune article about the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Triton College’s new Health and Sciences Facility on Sept. 29:

A brand new medical facility is now open at Triton College, offering technology and resources that school officials believe will prepare students for medical careers better than ever.

The college’s new $16 million Health and Science Facility, which occupies the college’s H Building on the northwest side of Triton’s campus, offers traditional classrooms for medical-related courses, but also new spaces for hands-on and simulated instruction.

Triton College Board Chairman Mark Stephens said it took a while to get the funding needed to start the project. About 75 percent of the new facility was paid for by a grant.

“It’s a very exciting day that we have long anticipated,” he said.

He pointed to a large group of students at the ceremony wearing medical uniforms.

“That’s really the reason why we’re here today,” he said.

Triton College Board Vice Chairman Donna Peluso said the students are excited about the improvements made to the 70,000-square-foot building.

“It’s amazing,” she said. “We waited a long time for this. It’s state of the art. The kids are so excited and this is what it’s all about.”

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You’re inivited: Triton College holds grand opening for Veterans Resource Center on Sept. 30

VeteransResourceCenterJoin us for the grand opening of our Veterans Resource Center! 

The Triton College Veterans Resource Center will serve student veterans and their families in fostering a welcoming environment that provides access to academic, career and community resources to help in their transition to civilian life and to the classroom.

Veterans Resource Center Grand Opening
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Room J-236 of the Fine Arts Building

RSVP preferred by emailing Toni Johnson, Welcome Center coordinator, at or call 708-456-0300 ext. 3130.

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