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Oakton's chemistry curriculum begins with courses for students who have not yet taken high school chemistry, continues through general college chemistry, and includes advanced courses in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and quantitative analysis. A dynamic group of faculty share their enthusiasm for teaching chemistry every day in the classroom.

The program meets the needs of students pursuing a variety of study and career options in the chemical sciences. Bridging areas of science, including biology, physics, environmental science, and health sciences, chemistry is a stepping stone to many occupations in diverse fields such as engineering, medicine, pharmaceutical science, energy technology, toxicology, art preservation, and education. Students who enroll in the program find themselves intellectually stimulated -- and, as their skills and confidence grow, they become better analytical thinkers and problem solvers.

For more information, contact Gary Mines, department coordinator, at 847.376.7042 or

Alumni Profile

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After dropping out of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Nick Frankel embarked on a soul-searching journey.



November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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