Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Triton College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1972. Triton College's Accreditation was extended the maximum of 10 years in 2014, and will be up for reaffirmation in 2024.

Institution's Accreditation Status


Student Achievement Information

As required by the HLC, Triton College publishes Student Achievement Information on its website.

Student Achievement Information


Accreditation Documentation

Triton College's HLC self-studies and reports are available to Triton College staff and faculty via the institution's employee portal.

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Programmatic Accreditation

Where necessary or appropriate to its educational purposes, Triton maintains specialized accreditation for its programs to ensure that students are appropriately prepared to achieve in their educational and/or occupational goals.

Triton currently maintains programmatic accreditation through the following accreditors:

Programs with Specialized Accreditation Aligned with External Certification/Licensure

Automotive Technology Programs Accrediting Agency Certification and Licensure
General Motors/ACDelco AAS Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation http://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification(s) – students must pass two http://ase.com/
Automotive Service Department Management AAS Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation http://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification(s) optional http://ase.com/
Automotive Technology Certificate and AAS Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation http://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification(s) optional http://ase.com/
Automotive Brake and Suspension Certificate Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation http://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification(s) optional http://ase.com/
Automotive Engine Performance Certificate Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation http://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification(s) optional http://ase.com/
Automotive Engine Repair Certificate Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation http://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification(s) optional http://ase.com/
Automotive Transmission Repair Certificate Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation http://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification(s) optional http://ase.com/
Business Programs Accrediting Agency Certification and Licensure
Human Resources Management AAS Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs http://acbsp.org/ Not applicable
Accounting/Finance AAS Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs http://acbsp.org/ Not applicable
Accounting and Business Administration AS Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs http://acbsp.org/ Not applicable
Business Management AAS Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs http://acbsp.org/ Not applicable
Health Careers Programs Accrediting Agency Certification and Licensure
Certified Medical Assistant Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (CAAHEP) http://www.caahep.org/ and MEARB http://www.maerb.org/ Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certification Exam http://www.aama-ntl.org/cma-aama-exam
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (CAAHEP) http://www.caahep.org/ and JRCDMS http://www.jrcdms.org/ American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Exam http://www.ardms.org/
Emergency Medical Technology Not applicable National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Examination http://www.nremt.org/EMT/Certification
Fire Science Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/about/feshe/ State Fire Marshall Examination of the Completed Certificate http://sfm.illinois.gov/
Nurse Assistant Not applicable State certification through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) http://dph.illinois.gov/
Ophthalmic Technician The International Council of Accreditation (ICA) http://icaccreditation.org/ International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) http://www.jcahpo.org/
Radiologic Technology Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) http://www.jrcert.org/programs/triton-college American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Exam http://www.arrt.org/

Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)/Division of Nuclear Safety (DNS) for Illinois State License http://iema.illinois.gov/
Registered Nurse Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) http://www.acenursing.org/ and Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation http://idfpr.illinois.gov/ Registered Nurse Examination (NCLEX-RN) State License through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) http://idfpr.illinois.gov/
Sterile Processing Technician Not applicable Graduates qualify to apply to the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) for eligibility to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Examination http://myhspa.org/certification/get-certified/crcst-application.html
Surgical Technology Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-STSA) http://arcstsa.org/
And Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) http://www.caahep.org/
Graduates qualify to apply to the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for eligibility to sit for the certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Examination http://www.nbstsa.org/cst-certification

Information regarding a specific program’s specialized accreditation may also be found on the program’s page in our Institutional Catalog.


Do you have questions about Triton College’s Accreditation?
Contact Dr. Purva DeVol, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement , at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3434 or purvadevol@3belleswithbows.com.