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Oakton has three computer technology clubs:
AITP - Association of Information Technology Professionals
AITP is a professional organization with over 250 student chapters and 125 professional chapters throughout North America. Oakton's AITP chapter is designed for students planning careers in information systems or related technology fields. Computer professional development requires knowledge that goes beyond the classroom. The goals of Oakton's AITP chapter are to:
- Complement classroom studies
- Provide students with opportunities to participate in the information technology community
- Explore various career opportunities
- Provide insight and guidance to AITP members
- Help students majoring in information technology be committed to a career
- Help students become future leaders in information technology
- Network with professionals in the information technology field
Membership is open to all current Oakton students. If you choose to join the national chapter dues are $35 per academic year.
For additional information, visit the national AITP web site. For AITP at Oakton information, visit the AITP Student Chapter web site.
CCS - The Chicago Computer Society
CCS - Oakton Student chapter is a non-profit organization providing educational and informational opportunities for IT students and professionals. The club's mission is to assist members in learning industry specific technologies and provide a means for networking among members. The goals of Oakton's CCS chapter are to:
- Assist members in achieving current IT certifications
- Work in conjunction with faculty for the development of cutting edge educational curricula
- Provide a medium for the sharing and exchange of information between professionals and students
- Provide a forum for industry leaders to interact and inform our members with current business topics and technical trends
Membership is open to all current Oakton students and alumni. Dues are $30 and include membership in the parent chapter.
For further information visit the main CCS web site, or the club web site.
ULTRA - UNIX LINUX Technical Resources Alternatives
ULTRA is dedicated to exploring and supporting a variety of computer operating systems, including LINUX, UNIX, BSD and others. The club meets every Friday at the Des Plaines campus, and members work together on an assortment of technical projects. Membership is open to all members of the Oakton community.
Jeff Moro, firstname.lastname@example.org, 847.635.1770
For further information visit the club web site.
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.