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Welcome to Harry S Truman College, home of the Falcons! The Admissions team is excited to help you along your educational journey! Truman College is an open enrollment institution and students are accepted year-round.

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.

Advancement Center

The Advancement Center (previously known as the Tutoring Center) continues to support student success through peer, professional, and embedded tutoring and now offers additional services.

Advising Center

Truman College Advising intentionally serves, collaborates, and connects with students, faculty and other departments to promote academic success and personal growth.

Alumni Association

We are creating a new & dynamic Alumni Association to help you stay connected with former classmates & faculty while enjoying useful benefits. Join us a member today!

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Art, Humanities, Music, 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, Spanish and French.

Assessment at Truman College

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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 Center offers comprehensive services and resources to help you make informed decisions about careers. We also help you successfully transition into the workplace. Visit us in Room 1220A for assistance.

Child Development Laboratory School

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 course will acclimate students to college, while aiming to develop student success skills in three areas: Academic skills, Career Exploration, and Campus Support.

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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.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education non-credit courses are available for students seeking occupational skills or personal enrichment.

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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.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee - Training and Events

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee has sponsored and supported training activities and events to raise awareness of issues related to cultural sensitivity.

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Education & Human Development and Family Studies

The Education & Human Development and Family Studies Department houses the Child Development, Education, & Human Development and Family Studies certificate and degree programs.

Facilities Management

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

Financial Aid

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. The first step for international students is to apply to City Colleges of Chicago.


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


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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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.

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.

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.


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 Resource Guide

Student Services

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

Supportive Intervention Team (SIT)

SIT is the College's behavioral threat assessment team.


Testing Center

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.

Transfer 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 ESL 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’s mission is to provide support services to its students and ensure a smooth transition to four-year institutions.

Truman College Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee works to create a campus that is welcoming and respectful of human uniqueness.

Truman College Wellness Center

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

Truman Math Center & CIS Lab

The Truman College Math Center & CIS Lab are here to provide and devote our resources to helping students succeed academically in all things related to mathematics, CS, and business; including readily available tutors, study sessions, to much more.

Truman Middle College- Alternative High School (16 to 21 years old)


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.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federal law which provides training for people who are out of work, and who need training to change career paths or whose skills need improving in order to obtain a new job.