Welcome to the first edition of Oakton Community College CareerFocus.  Within the pages of this magazine, you’ll find information about the many opportunities to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

Oakton is committed to our students’ college and career success.  We work with employers in the region to assure that our programs provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to compete in today’s global economy.

If you want an affordable way to start a bachelor’s degree, you’ll find Oakton offer a strong liberal arts program with many transfer options. Our articulation and joint admissions agreements with regional colleges and universities help you transfer easily and keep you moving toward your goals.

If you’re looking for the right skills for a great career, explore our many career and technical programs. From advanced manufacturing to health and science careers, from information technology and business to transportation and logistics, you’ll find hands-on training that will help you succeed in high-demand jobs in our region.

Oakton faculty and staff hold high aspirations and high expectations for our students. We expect you to succeed and we’re committed to helping you do exactly that. This magazine highlights many different academic programs that lead to careers that are in demand. We look forward to showing you why Oakton Community College is the smart choice for you.

Joianne L. Smith