Ways to register for courses:

New Students:

Admissions chart

 Current Students:

  • Online through your Student Portal
  • Schedule appointment with Advisor - Click HERE
  • The "Virtual Advising Link" please Click HERE. "Virtual Drop-In" advising sessions available via Black Board Collaborate: (Monday-Thursday) 10 a.m. - Noon and 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and (Friday) 10 a.m. - Noon. 
  • Via Email: – Welcome Desk Staff
  • Contact Call Center - 708-456-0300, Ext. 3130

Mission Statement

The Academic Advising Department at Triton College proactively supports and empowers students to develop and achieve their educational and career goals.

Advising at Triton College is an interactive partnership between advisors and students. Advisors facilitate a smooth transition for incoming students through course placement, registration, academic planning and assistance with obtaining relevant information and services. Advisors nurture students’ academic habits such as goal-setting and attainment, self-awareness, and responsible decision making.

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Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please click on the button below.

Schedule an Appointment

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Helpful Videos

Primary communication for Triton College will be through your email. We recommend you sign into that system and get comfortable with it prior to the start of class. For additional assistance please contact the Educational Technology Resource Center (ETRC).

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Available Services

The advising team offers an array of services designed to assist students in reaching their educational goals.

The following are some of the resources and services the Advising Department provides to students:

  • Class registration: Assistance with selecting appropriate courses, adding or dropping classes from schedule
  • Academic Planning: Provide examples and guidance on creating an Academic Plan to help guide you through your time at Triton College. Think of your Academic Plan as a map to help you navigate the courses that you need in order to be successful. Academic Plans are best completed via appointments with your specific advisor.
  • Academic Programs: Speak with your advisor regarding your program of study, to explore different program opportunities or update your academic program
  • Campus Referral: Assistance with academic-related issues
  • Waivers/Petitions: Help with a placement test waiver or general petition
  • Free Workshops & Events: Offers a variety of workshops and events free of cost for Triton students

Academic Success

The Triton College Advising Department is focused on providing support to students, including those struggling academically or students placed on academic warning due to poor performance. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their curriculum advisor as soon as possible to take steps toward achieving academic success.

The Standards of Academic Progress Policy outlines disciplinary actions taken for students completing less than 50 percent of their attempted course load or with a cumulative GPA less than 2.0. The Standards of Academic Progress Policy is available in the current Triton College Catalog.


  • Click HERE to view a Self-Registration Tutorial
  • Click HERE to view the August 18, 2020 Virtual Town Hall Webinar Video.

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Office Hours

Come to the Welcome Desk in the B Building.

Monday thru Thursday: 8AM to 7PM
8AM to 4PM

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Virtual Drop-In Hours

Have a quick general question?
Want to know who to contact regarding tutoring?
Want to talk to an academic advisor in real-time?

Advisors Virtual Drop-In Hours:
Monday – Thursday:
10:00 a.m. - Noon and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Click HERE for link to the Virtual Page.

The advising department is hosting virtual drop in hours daily to help answer questions students may have. This is not an appointment, and will be an open forum for current students to ask general questions about departments or resources available at Triton. 

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Meet your Advisor

***Students who are undeclared or pursuing a AAD.AA.AA or an ASD.AS.AS, looking to solely complete their general education courses are encouraged to meet with any Academic Advisor of their choosing from the listing below.***

Click on an advisor name below to hear a video message from the advisor.

AdvisorPrograms of Study
Elizabeth Amaya
Elizabeth (Lisa) Amaya
Area of Study: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Arts (Art Transfer, Music Transfer, Graphic Design, Digital Photography)
  • Humanities (Communication, English, Foreign Languages, Theatre Arts)
Arts/Humanities/Social Services
Area of Study: Health Sciences
  • Nursing (Pre-Nursing, Nursing, Nurse Assistant)
Health Services
Area of Study: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences (Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology/Social Work, Economics, History, Political Science)
Arts/Humanities/Social Services
Hector R. Hernandez
Hector R. Hernandez
Hablo Español
Area of Study: Human and Public Service; Culinary and Hospitality; Career and Technical
  • Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice Administration, Criminal Justice Transfer)
  • Horticulture (Horticulture, Grounds Maintenance, Greenhouse Grow, Pesticide Applicator, Sustainable Agriculture)
  • Culinary Arts (Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry)
  • Hospitality (Beverage Management, Hotel/Motel Management, Restaurant Management)
Human and Public Services  Culinary and Hospitality  Career and Technical
Area of Study: Health Sciences
  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Radiologic Technology
Health Services
Area of Study: Science and Engineering; Health Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science Transfer
  • Pre-Engineering Transfer
  • Math
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Physics)
  • Pre-Profession (Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nutrition/Dietetics, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Veterinary)
Science and Engineering  Health Services
Brandon Marks
Brandon Marks
Area of Study: Business and Information Technology
  • Business (Accounting/Finance, Administrative Assistant, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Paralegal Studies, Social Media Digital Marketing, International Business)
  • Information Technology (Computer Information Systems, Computer Network and Telecommunications Systems, Cybersecurity & Information Assurance, A+ Microcomputer Technician Certificate)
Business and Information Technology
Hablo Español
Area of Study: : Career and Technical
  • Automotive Technology (Automotive Technology, Automotive Repair Specialties, General Motors/AC Delco, Honda/Acura (PACT), Service Department Management)
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Engineering Technology (Electrical, Fabrication, Mechanical Design, Mechatronics, CAD, Welding)
  • Facilities Engineering Technology (Last Names N-Z)
Career and Technical
Area of Study: : Career and Technical
  • Architecture (Design, Building Information Modeling/BIM, Construction Technology, Carpentry, Plumbing)
  • Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design, Electrical, Welding, Mechatronics)
  • Facilities Engineering Technology (Last Names A-M)
Career and Technical
Hablo Español
Area of Study: Human and Public Service; Health Sciences
  • Education Transfer (Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
  • Fire Science
Human and Public Services  Health Services
Santiago Tapia
Santiago Tapia
Hablo Español
Area of Study: Health Sciences
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Vascular Technology
  • Wellness (Health, Sport & Exercise Science Transfer, Personal Trainer, Sports Conditioning)
Health Services
Area of Study: Health Sciences
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Sterile Processing
  • Surgical Technology
Health Services

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Advising FAQs

How do I make an appointment with an advisor?

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Campus Resources

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Additional Resources

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