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Career and Training Options

Career and Training Options

Position Desired
ECE Teacher Aide or Teacher Assistant
Professional Training Requirements

DCFS: High School Diploma
Oakton ECE Training Options

Basic ECE Certificate
Advanced ECE Certificate
Basic Infant Toddler Certificate
Advanced Infant Toddler Certificate

Position Desired
ECE Teacher
Professional Training Requirements
DCFS: 60 college credit hours with 6 hours in ECE or 30 college credit hours with 6 hours in ECE and 1,560 clock hours of experience working with children in an ECE setting
Oakton ECE Training Options

AAS Degree in ECE  or AAT Degree in ECE

Position Desired
Assistant Public School Teacher
Professional Training Requirements

ISBE: Contact local school district for specific requirements; ranges from 30-60 college credit hours
Oakton ECE Training Options

AAS Degree in ECE
Advanced ECE Certificate
AAS Degree in EDU: Paraprofessional
Paraprofessional Educator Certificate

Position Desired
Public School Teacher, K – 3
Professional Training Requirements

ISBE: IL State Certificate Type 04
Oakton ECE Training Options

AAT Degree in ECE* (provides necessary course work for transfer to DePaul University)

Position Desired
Family Child Care Provider
Professional Training Requirements

DCFS: High School Diploma
Oakton ECE Training Options

Basic ECE Certificate (recommend ECE 165 or ECE 157)

Position Desired
ECE Program Director
Professional Training Requirements

DCFS: 60 college credit hours of with 18 hours in ECE
Oakton ECE Training Options

AAS Degree in ECE (ECE 273 recommended) or ECE Administration Certificate

*Intended for transfer students


Alumni Profile

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

 

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September 1
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 2
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September 21
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 22
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

July 31
Classes end.

October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
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 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

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