Truman College

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Not to be confused with Truman State University.
Truman College
Motto Education that Works
Established 1956
Type Community
Chancellor Cheryl L. Hyman
President Reagan Romali
Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
Campus Urban
Former names Mayfair College
Athletics Basketball (Men), Basketball (Women)
Mascot Falcons
Website www.ccc.edu/colleges/truman/pages/default.aspx/

Harry S Truman College, popularly called Truman College and formerly called Mayfair College, part of City Colleges of Chicago, a public community college that offers multiple 2-year associate's degrees, as well as occupational training in manufacturing, medical, and business fields. Located at 1145 West Wilson Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood, the school was named in honor of U.S. President Harry S. Truman, nominated for the vice presidency in the 1944 Democratic National Convention at the Chicago Stadium. Nominated to join the Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic ticket, Truman was a proponent of public colleges and universities.[1] Truman College also administers the Lakeview Learning Center at 3310 North Clark Street in the Lakeview neighborhood.[2][3]

History[edit]

Amundsen High School hosted a night school offering two-year college programming for the North Side of Chicago in 1956. This was the result of community outcry for a two-year college for the economically ailing community areas north of downtown Chicago. Interested in a more permanent situation for the program, community leaders acquired a former elementary school campus in 1961 and enrolled 4,000 students in day and night classes. Further growth led to the construction of its present campus on West Wilson Avenue, opening its doors in 1976, naming the school after U.S. President Truman.[1]

Accreditation[edit]

Harry S Truman College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and approved by the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Office of Education Department of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Truman College is also approved by the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois State Board of Education.[4] Truman's Nursing Program is accredited by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The Automotive Technology Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians' Education Foundation, Inc./Automotive Service Excellence (NATEF). The Cosmetology program is accredited by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. The Social Science Child Development Program has received NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation..

Truman College offers credit classes towards the Associate's degree: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching, and Associate in Fine Arts. The school also hosts adult education programs, English as a Second Language curriculum, as well as the General Educational Development program towards the equivalent of a high school diploma. Continuing Education courses for professionals are offered at Truman College.[5]

Academics[edit]

Harry S Truman College offers many Associate's degree programs for students seeking direct entry into a career and those seeking to transfer to a school offering a Bachelor's degree.[6] Many vocational certificates are also offered.

Northeastern Illinois University partnership[edit]

In response to the shortage of math and science teachers in Illinois, Truman College partnered with Northeastern Illinois University to offer the opportunity of studying towards an Associate of Arts in a teacher preparation program on the Truman College campus.[7]

Pop culture[edit]

Truman College was featured in the 2002 Academy Award nominated romantic comedy film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding written by and starring Nia Vardalos.

In Season 1 of the NBC television drama Chicago Fire, Leon Cruz (played by Jeff Lima) enrolls at Truman College.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b History of Harry S Truman College
  2. ^ Truman College Location and Directions
  3. ^ Handbook of Latinos and Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, Enrique G. Murillo Jr., Sofia Villenas, Ruth Trinidad Galván, 2009, p. 574 "Harry S. Truman College, Chicago, Illinois www.trumancollege.edu Truman is the largest of the City Colleges of Chicago with a yearly enrollment of over 23,000 students, and has the largest English as a second language and GED program in ..."
  4. ^ Truman College Accreditation
  5. ^ Truman College Continuing Education Academic Programs
  6. ^ Truman College Academic Departments
  7. ^ College University Partnerships – Articulation & Transfer

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°57′52″N 87°39′32″W / 41.9645°N 87.6590°W / 41.9645; -87.6590