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News & Announcements

iPhone/iPad & Android Mobile Apps Class (Spring 2015)
Oakton is now offering mobile apps development courses for the iPhone/iPad (CIS290-050) and Android (CIS290-052) CRN: mobile devices in the spring 2015 semester.  The prerequisite is knowledge of a programming language, preferably C, C++, C#, or Java.  This course is for experienced programmers.

Google Drive Course (Spring 2015)

More information on this course will be released in mid-November before Spring 2015 registration begins.  Contact CIS Program Coordinator at or 847.635.1904 for additional information.

Word Press Course (Spring 2015)

More information on this course will be released in mid-November before Spring 2015 registration begins.  Contact CIS Program Coordinator at or 847.635.1904 for additional information.

New CIS program updates (effective Spring 2015)
CIS131 Building a Web Page will increase to four (4) credits and merged with CIS132 Cascading Style Sheets.  CIS132 will be offered for the last time in Fall 2014.
UNIX Certificate title will be changed to LINUX

New CIS programming courses to be offered (effective Spring 2015)
CIS222 Java Programming using Files and Databases
CIS257 Apps Programming for Apple Mobile Devices
CIS258 Apps Programming for Android Mobile Devices
CIS267 Advanced Apps Programming using Apple Mobile Devices
CIS268 Advanced Apps Programming for Android Mobile Devices

New CIS Degrees and Certificates (effective Spring 2015)
Computer Programmer A.A.S. Degree (choice of: general programmer, mobile programmer, or web developer track)
General Programmer Certificate

SAP courses at Oakton (Fall 2014)

Information Systems for Business (CIS201-0C1): offered online only in the fall semester.  Course explores the types of information used in business, the flow of information through an organization, and a framework for examining characteristics of Accounting Information Systems in relation to other information system components. Content includes transaction processing system, internal management reporting, and the day-today operational support. Course also covers Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). 

Introduction to ERP Systems (CIS 249-0C1): offered online only
Course introduces SAP, Enterprise Resource Planning. The course is intended to explain how the fundamental business processes interact within an ERP system in the functional areas of; sales and distribution,materials management, production planning, financial accounting, controlling,and human resource management.

SAP courses at Oakton (Spring 2015)

Managing Information Systems (CIS203-0C1): offered online only
Course presents analysis and management of a computer system for business or personal use. Content includes selection and evaluation of appropriate hardware and software, software installation, backup, security, network communication,and maintenance.

System Configuration using SAP (CIS 261-0C1): offered online only
Course provides students with fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience with enterprise systems: design; configuration; implementation; and deployment of an ERP system within a contemporary business environment.

CIS201 and CIS249 are offered in the Fall only

Earn a 4-year degree starting at Oakton and finishing at Northern Illinois University
Oakton offers the 2+2 program through Northern Illinois University (NIU).  Students can earn an A.A.S. degree at Oakton and these courses transfer to NIU. These courses are applied towards the bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at NIU. The program helps streamline the process of receiving a four-year degree between Oakton and NIU.  There are three main areas of concentration:

  • Software Development 
  • Enterprise Software
  • Computational Software

Visit the 2+2 webpage at NIU 2+2 Program for additional information.
Interested students should contact:

Computer Information Systems Coordinator Professor Michele Reznick at

Meryl Sussman Director of Undergraduate Programming at

CIS Credit and Non-credit Classes
Note that many CIS classes can be taken for credit or non-credit (via the Alliance for Lifelong Learning).  Credit class status can be changed to Audit.  Non-credit classes cannot be used towards earning a certificate or degree; however, there is one flat tuition amount that is usually about the same cost as the in-district amount.

WWW Courses Merged into CIS
Effective with the Fall 2012 semester, most WWW courses merged into the CIS program. Some courses moved into CAB. A few courses were withdrawn and are not offered anymore. Check out the grid on the WWW page for more details or email

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November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

December 19
Grades due.

December 24 - January 4
College closed.

January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

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