A Message from President Lee
Welcome to Oakton Community College.
Each year Oakton meets the needs of thousands of people who find a community college the best place to begin or continue their academic or career studies. Thousands more "lifetime learners" find Oakton’s campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie the ideal place for noncredit courses.
Oakton’s faculty and staff are committed to excellence; our students are achievers, enthusiastic about learning; and our facilities are state-of-the-art. College life at Oakton includes a wide variety of extracurricular activities and student services, designed to provide a well-rounded experience.
Most students at Oakton attend classes in the traditional classroom setting, but the College is in the forefront of institutions that utilize the World Wide Web as a creative and exciting way to teach. Through media-based and interactive television courses, students and teachers have more flexibility than ever before.
You’ll discover the excitement of Oakton as you tour our Web site. Then, for an even more complete impression, come tour our campuses in person. We welcome your visit.