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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

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September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 25.

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.)

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