50 and Forward: Oakton Community College 1969-2019

Beginning June 25, 2019, Oakton Community College marks its 50th year of providing access to a quality education to empower and transform students in the diverse communities it serves. The year-long celebration will honor the college’s rich history and those who contributed to its success, affirm its ongoing value and importance, and engage the college’s community to grow its future...
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Credentials that Transfer: Pathways in Engineering

Imagine combining the passion to make a difference in the world and the technical skills to make it happen. Engineering at Oakton can get you started toward an in-demand career at a fraction of the cost.  “Engineering has identifiable standards and instructional units,” says Oakton Engineering Chair Joe Kotowski. “Employers and transfer institutions know what they’re getting because of...

You’re Hired! Apprenticeships Prepare Students for Growing Careers

Apprenticeships are arrangements between educators and employers that allows students to work in a field of interest while earning money and academic credit. Oakton Community College continues to expand its apprenticeship opportunities, including programs in international logistics and freight forwarding in addition to advanced manufacturing.  “Apprenticeships give students the ability to...
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High-Tech and High-Demand: Get Started in Advanced Manufacturing at Oakton

After several years of declining exposure to careers in skilled trades, students and adults looking to move ahead are rediscovering what Oakton Community College has known all along: Jobs in manufacturing are clean, modern, and above all, high-tech.  “Most of our manufacturing-related classes involve computers, software, and programming,” says Joe Cirone, department chair and professor of...
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Hands-On Learning, Industry-Standard Technology is the Norm at Oakton

What’s even better than top-notch training with expert instructors? Learning in a modern manufacturing facility that has everything you need for success, of course! Oakton Community College’s Footlik Center for Manufacturing and Engineering, located at Oakton’s Skokie campus, provides hands-on training in high-demand, advanced manufacturing fields.  The facility features the same...

Oakton to Blaze Trail in Community College Health Care Curriculum with Medical Cannabis Program and More

Oakton is pioneering new innovative health care certificate programs in cannabis dispensary and patient care specialist, cancer registry management and perioperative nursing beginning summer 2019. “These new programs provide the academic training and credentials to help students break into and advance health care careers,” says Vice President for Academic Affairs Ileo N. Lott, Ed.D....

Eloina Prado: Seizing a Second Chance

Eloina Prado was a typical eighth-grader from Evanston when circumstances beyond her control changed everything in an instant. A car accident left her in a coma for one week. After recovering, a brain injury made learning more difficult and frustrating. For most young people, the transition to high school is challenging enough, but for Eloina, new learning challenges meant that she would no...

Adult Students…Yes You Can!

Oakton Community College understands that college for adult learners – whether you’ve attended college in the past or not – is a big step. And one that involves a serious commitment on your part. We want to help you succeed! One of the best things about a community college education is your ability to choose the learning options that work best for you. Oakton offers you many ways to...

Train to Begin a Successful Real Estate Career at Oakton

Imagine being self-employed in a flexible career that allows setting one’s own schedule with extraordinary earning potential. Embark on a career in real estate in less than four months by enrolling in a course offered by Oakton Community College. According to the Bureau of Labor, a real estate broker earns more than $57,000 a year on average. “Recent job outlook data suggests that real...

Eight Easy Steps to Enroll at Oakton Community College

Fall classes begin Monday, August 19. Step 1: Apply The admission process varies if you are applying to a health career program or as an international student. Visit www.oakton.edu/apply. Step 2: Submit transcripts Send your official high school or GED transcript, as well as official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Step 3: Complete financial aid forms Free money in the...
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