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News & Announcements

iPhone/iPad & Android Mobile Apps Class (Spring 2014)

Oakton is now offering mobile apps development courses for the iPhone/iPad (CIS290-050) and Android (CIS 290-052) mobile devices in the spring 2014 semester.  The prerequisite is knowledge of a programming language, preferably C, C++, C#, or Java.  This course is for experienced programmers. 

Students can receive a FREE voucher* for the Microsoft Office 2010 Certification Exams

Register for one or more of the following classes

  • CAB125: Comprehensive Word Processing
  • CAB130: Presentation Software Using PowerPoint
  • CAB135: Electronic Spreadsheeting Using Excel
  • CAB140: Database Application Using Access
  • CAB235: Advanced Spreadsheeting Using Excel

AND earn a 70% or higher on the Gmetrix assessment training software.

The GMetrix software can be used at Oakton or installed on your personal computer.  Instructions will be given by your instructor or contact Michele Reznick.  When you earn a 70% or higher on the training software that corresponds to the class you are taking (or recently completed), you will be given a voucher to take the Microsoft certification exam at no cost to you.

We hope you will work towards this goal.  Good Luck!

*Some restrictions apply. Contact CIS Program Coordinator Michele Reznick at or 847-635-1904 for additional information.

SAP courses at Oakton (Spring 2014)

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.

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.

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.

Earn a 4-year degree starting at Oakton and finishing at Northern Illinois Unviersity
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.

Oakton's AITP Student Chapter Wins Website Competition

Oakton students competed in a web development project developing a website for Maryvile Academy (must be a 501(c)3 organization) encompassing the systems development life cycle (SDLC).  The web development team took fourth place.  HOORAY!  Congratulations to Oakton's AITP Student Chapter for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to this project.  Students also competed in Database Design, Network Design, Graphic Communications, PC Trouble Shooting, and Office Solutions.  For additional information, see the Oakton AITP Student Chapter website.

WWW Courses Merged into CIS
Effective with the fall 2011 semester, most WWW courses merged into the CIS program. Some courses moved into CAB. Check out the grid on the WWW page for more details or email

Alumni Profile

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As a student, Jake Harris cofounded Students for Social Justice and lobbied to bring fair trade coffee to Oakton’s cafeterias.



April 9
Registration opens for fall 2014 semester.

May 15, 16
Evaluation Days.

May 16
Last day of student attendance.

May 19
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 19
Summer 2014 interim classes begin.

May 20
Faculty grading due.

May 20

May 26
Memorial Day holiday. College closed.

June 9
Classes begin for summer 2014 eight-week session.

June 9
Three-week First Summer Interim faculty grading due.

June 16
Classes begin for summer 2014 seven-week session.

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