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Adult Education

The mission of Adult Education is to provide educational programs that help adults become literate, learn English as a second language, obtain a GED®, and gain the knowledge, skills, and guidance necessary for transition to college and careers.

Advising Services - Admissions & Advising Center

Academic Advisors are available to assist you at every stage of your education at Truman College -- from clarifying education and career goals, to academic planning, to helping you succeed along your journey, to applying for graduation.

Alumni Association

So you've left City Colleges of Chicago and your life has taken you in other directions. No matter when you earned an associate degree, a certificate, completed 30 or more hours, or prepared for a GED at City Colleges, we want to reconnect with you.

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Art, Humanities and World Languages

The Department of Art, Humanities and World Languages includes the following areas: Studio Art, Fine Arts, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Communications Media, Arabic, Latin, Spanish and French.

Assessment at Truman

An essential component of Truman College’s effort to improve student learning

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Automotive Technology

The Truman College Automotive Technology Program is a Master NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) Certified program. NATEF is a division of ASE (Automotive Service Excellence).

Auxiliary Services

Oversee the day-to-day operations related to Campus Building Management and Operations in an effort to provide an efficient, safe and well-maintained environment for students, faculty, staff and the general public.

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Our mission dedicates us to deliver high quality, innovative, media rich and up-to-date education through spawning a sense of civic responsibility that prepares students in the life sciences for the currently changing local and global economies.

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Business and CIS

Business Services

Business Services is responsible for protecting the assets of the college by ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to while maintaining the financial integrity of the college.

Career Planning & Placement Center

Harry S Truman Career Planning & Placement offers comprehensive services and resources to help you make informed decisions about careers. We also help you successful transition into the workplace. Visit us in the McKeon Building for assistance.

Child Development Laboratory Schools

The City Colleges of Chicago operates Child Development Laboratory Schools at five of the colleges, allowing students to take classes knowing their children are well cared for.

College Success Seminar

The College Success Seminar (Catalogue code INTDSP101) focuses on enhancing success in college and beyond by teaching students time management, successful study habits, academic planning, and other useful skills.

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College to Careers Program

The College to Careers program forges partnerships between City Colleges and industry leaders to better align City Colleges’ curricula with the demand in growing fields.

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Communication Arts and Skills

The Communications Department offers courses in composition, creative writing, developmental English, ESL, journalism, literature, speech, and theater in an atmosphere of appreciation and respect for diversity.

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The Cosmetology Department is dedicated to preparing a diverse student body for licensure exam, career entry, advancement, and life-long learning in an increasingly interdependent global society.

Disability Access Center

The Disability Access Center provides coordination and supportive services for students with documented disabilities.

English as a Second Language

Truman's Credit ESL courses include integrated reading, writing and grammar classes, as well as ESL Speaking and Speech classes.

Facilities Management

The Facilities Management department handles requests for facility usage and room reservations.

Financial Aid

At Harry S Truman College, we believe your education is an that pays dividends throughout your lifetime. That's why the Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping students get the assistance they may need to attend.

Human Resources

Truman supports District Human Resources' mission to attract, recruit, develop and retain the most highly qualified and diverse workforce that will support and deliver on the City Colleges of Chicago's Reinvention and Strategic initiatives.

Information Technology

The Office of Information Technology provides high quality, cost-effective technology-based services to facilitate the College mission as it applies to the management of business operations, teaching, learning, and community service.

International Student Services

International Student Advisors at Truman College support all of the educational needs and immigration requirements of international students.

Janitorial Services

Janitorial Services provides general cleaning of the interior and exterior of the buildings.


Truman journalism classes provide a good springboard for a variety of careers that value critical investigation and research, effective communication, and good writing.

Lakeview Learning Center

Lakeview Learning Center, conveniently located in the heart of Wrigleyville just steps from the Belmont "L" stop, offers a variety of adult education learning opportunities. Low tuition college credit classes are now being offered as well.


The Library helps students develop the research skills needed for academic success and lifelong learning. To reach the Circulation Desk call (773) 907-4865. To reach the Reference Desk call (773) 907-4868.

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The Mathematics department offers a variety of mathematics courses appropriate for students with diverse entry-level skills and academic or career goals.

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The Nursing Program is a two-year, 69 credit hour program. Graduates of the Nursing Program successfully meet the requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing (A.A.S.) and qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination.

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Office of Instruction

The Office of Instruction works to maintain the academic integrity of the curriculum, empowers faculty in the classroom, and supports student success in a dynamic learning environment.

Office of the President

The President of the College is the chief executive, administrative, and education officer and derives authority from, and is responsible to the Chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago and the Board of Trustees.

Office of the Vice President

The Vice President is responsible for the administration of academic programs (General Education, Foundational Studies, Continuing Education, and Adult Education) and the coordination of these with other college functions.

Online Learning

Online Learning courses offer a method for students to complete college course work through online education.

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Physical Science and Engineering

The Department of Physical Science includes Astronomy, CAD, Chemistry, Engineering, Physical Science and Physics.

Plant Maintenance

Plant Maintenance provides support services for the purpose of maintaining a well functioning and safe facility.

Professional and Personal Development (Continuing Education)

Continuing Education is now “Professional and Personal Development” at CCC. Professional and Personal Development non-credit courses are available for students seeking occupational skills or personal enrichment.

Reading Center

The Reading Center (RC) is designed to support students who are experiencing reading challenges in order to improve their ability to think critically about what they read and to advance their learning across disciplines.


The Office of the Registrar administers the enrollment of students, maintains student records, and works with faculty, administration and staff on academic matters.

Reprographics and Mail Room

Reprographics manages print material requests and Mail Room is responsible for the collection, distribution and processing of the College's mail.

Safety & Security

Campus Safety and Security is available 24 hours a day to ensure a safe and secure environment for all City College students, staff members, and visitors.

Science Center

The Science Center is a study space designed to help students thrive academically in biology, chemistry, physics and other sciences. Freely drop-in to study, complete homework and receive science help throughout the day without appointments.

Service Learning

Service Learning integrates community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility.

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Social Science

The Social Science Department includes the disciplines of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. Students seeking AA or AS degree are required to complete 9 credit hours in two Social Science disciplines.


The Department of Communication offers students the opportunity to improve their speaking skills by taking Speech 101, a course required for both the general Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association represents all students and serves as a liaison between the student body and college administration and the Board of Trustees.

Student Resources Quick Guide

Truman College is in your corner! We have specialized support services to help you succeed!

Student Services

The Student Services Department provides a broad range of services to assist students in achieving their academic and life goals.

Student Success & Leadership Institute

The Student Success & Leadership Institute's mission is to empower and enable Truman students to achieve their educational goals by becoming self-directed learners, effective communicators, and critical thinkers.​

Supportive Intervention Team (SIT)

SIT is the College's behavioral threat assessment team.

Technology Learning Center (TLC)

The Technology Learning Center (TCL) provides training and support for faculty and staff in the use of computers and multimedia equipment.

Testing Resources (Assessment) Center

The Testing Resources (Assessment) Center provides a variety of testing services to assist students as they pursue their academic goals. New students must complete orientation prior to taking the Placement Test.

The Truman College Writing Center

The Truman College Writing Center helps students with any writing assignment for any credit class. We do this through individualized writing assistance and specialized writing workshops that develop their writing skills and confidence as writers.


Truman College Theater department is a growing area of the college which is in the process of having student productions starting in Spring, 2013. We offer several Theater classes that transfer to 4-year institutions.

Transfer Resources Center

Our Transfer Resources Center helps students create a plan for a seamless transition to 4-year institutions. Watch City Colleges transfer students Taylor and Bogdan discuss their love of student life and study at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Transitional Bilingual Learning Community (TBLC)

The TBLC program is a two-semester, full-time college credit program offered to Latino students who, because of limited skills in English and limited financial resources, would otherwise not be attending college on a full-time basis.

TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO - Student Support Services

Truman Math Center

The Truman College Math Center provides resources to help students succeed academically in mathematics. These resources include knowledgeable tutors, group study sessions, powershots that help with math fundamentals, computers, and much more.

Truman Middle College- Alternative High School (17 to 21 years old)

Welcome to Truman Middle College, one of the Alternative High Schools served under the TAOEP grant. Truman Middle College aspires to empower students to become successful college and career ready individuals.


The weekly compendium of news and events for the Harry S Truman College community.

Tuition Free English as a Second Language (ESL)

Learn to speak, listen, read, and write English. These classes are for speakers of other languages who want to improve their fluency in English.

Tutoring Center

Truman College is pleased to support student success through peer, professional, and embedded tutoring

Veterans Services

City Colleges of Chicago serves thousands of U.S. military veterans each year. Our veteran services team provides a wide range of services to ease your transition from the military to college life and to help you succeed.

Wellness Center

The Truman College Wellness Center provides mental health and other social services to support your personal well-being and academic success.